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Post-Bachelor Certificate in Accounting

The post-bachelor certificate program in accounting enables students who already hold a bachelor’s degree in business administration or accounting to obtain the required educational background to be licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Michigan.

This program is designed for the student who does not desire an advanced degree, but does want to fulfill the education requirements for CPA licensure in Michigan.


Students must have a bachelor’s degree in business administration, a discipline area of business administration, or accounting from an accredited institution, with a grade point average of at least 2.0.

Those with degrees from WSU should contact the Registrar’s Office to change their status to ‘Post-Baccalaureate.’

Students with degrees from other institutions must complete the Application for Undergraduate Admission and request official transcripts be sent directly to the Office of Admissions.  Click here to learn more.

Wayne State University provides gainful employment disclosures for certificate programs that are eligible for financial aid. Download the gainful employment disclosure for the post-bachelor certificate in accounting here.


Candidates for this certificate must successfully complete at least 24 credits in course work at WSU following completion of the bachelor’s degree, with a cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.0.

Of these 24 credits, 6 credits must come from Department of Accounting courses.

Additionally, a minimum of 12 credits must be from courses offered within the business school.

Contact an advisor to develop your personal plan of work for completing the certificate.

Students intending to use the certificate to meet Michigan's CPA licensure requirements should work with an advisor to ensure their courses meet the licensing body's requirements.

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