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Post-Bachelor Certificate in Accounting

Designed for students who already hold a bachelor’s degree in business administration and want to fulfill the educational requirements for licensure as a certified public accountant (CPA) in Michigan, the post-bachelor certificate program at the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business prepares you for a professional career in accounting. 


Candidates for this certificate must successfully complete at least 24 credits in coursework 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, six must come from Department of Accounting courses.
  • Additionally, a minimum of 12 credits must be from courses offered within the Mike Ilitch School of Business.


The Office of Student Services in the Mike Ilitch School of Business is responsible for credential evaluation, advising and certification for post-bachelor students. Advisors in the Office of Undergraduate Student Services issue an academic plan to post-bachelor students upon their admission to the program. The academic plan outlines the requirements for completing the certificate. 

Contact an advisor to develop your personalized academic plan for completing the certificate. An advisor will ensure that your courses meet Michigan's CPA licensure requirements.

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