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Certificate in Accounting

Explore areas of business with exposure to topics like finance, banking, and accounting. It’s the perfect opportunity to increase your earning power, reputation and quality of work. A certificate also provides the groundwork for a future bachelor’s degree.

Apply By:
March 21, 2024
Classes Start:
April 11, 2024
No Live Lectures
3 Courses
As Little as 4 Months
Pay as You Go ($200 per course)


Develop in-demand skills quickly with the Certificate in Accounting. Gain new skills in accounting to tackle real-life financial problems by developing specialized knowledge in the fundamentals of business: accounting, macroeconomics, communications and management. This degree is perfect for working professionals who want a strong foundation in accounting or hope to pursue a degree in the future.

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What you’ll learn

Jumpstart your career in business with these valuable skills: 

Analyze financial decisions to support capital market decisions
Gain practical knowledge of accounting
Understand financial reporting and management
Develop budgets, cost controls and procedures
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Admission Requirements

Anyone who has a high-school education and is 16 years of age or older can study online at UoPeople.

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Curriculum / Courses

The Accounting Certificate is a 9-credit program establishing that the student has mastered the basic fundamentals of accounting.


Where will a Certificate in Accounting take you? Your certificate will help prepare for a job as a:

Financial Planner
Payroll Specialist
Account Manager

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$60 application fee



Paying for school

UoPeople does not charge for tuition, books, or campus expenses. We charge only a $60 application fee, and a $200 assessment fee to be paid when you register for each course. Over the course of earning your Certificate in Accounting at UoPeople, you can expect to pay a total of only $660. Our mission is to make it possible for everyone to afford higher education.


Concerned about managing your studies while you work or juggle family life? Don’t be! Over half of our students are successfully studying while working, raising families, or both. You can too! UoPeople is proud to be the world’s most flexible option for earning tuition-free certificates and degrees. Learn more about how our programs are specially designed to work for you:
Asynchronous Learning
Total Accessibility
Transfer Credits

Common Questions Students Are Asking Us

Questions regarding our academic programs offered at UoPeople

Absolutely! UoPeople has students from over 200 countries and territories.

University of the People is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. 

Absolutely! Classes at UoPeople are small and highly qualified instructors are available to answer students’ questions and offer support. Additionally, each student is connected with a personal Program Advisor at the commencement of their studies, who remains with them until graduation. Program Advisors act as the students’ personal support system throughout their studies. The Program Advisor will answer any questions the student may have, offer academic advice, discuss course selection, and offer encouragement throughout the student’s studies.

Asynchronous learning allows you to learn on your own schedule. You will have access via the UoPeople Online Campus to assignments, lectures, and other learning materials. There are no live lectures or set class times at UoPeople.  

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Ready to join the world’s first tuition‑free accredited, 100% online university?

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