Accounting - Financial Planning (Certificate N0461)

Business Division

The Accounting - Financial Planning Certificate provides basic accounting skills and knowledge combined with specialized training in financial planning, preparing the student for entry-level positions and/or professional advancement in their current accounting jobs. Students completing this certificate will be able to assist companies within the areas of budget analysis, tax reporting, financial and investment planning and analysis.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
BUSA 7Principles of Accounting - Financial5
BUSA 8Principles of Accounting - Managerial5
BUSA 58Federal Income Tax Law4
BUSA 71Personal Financial Planning3
BUSA 76Excel for Accounting3
Total Units20

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Utilize accounting information including financial statements to perform financial statement analysis.
  • Develop a personal definition of financial success.
  • Know how to evaluate their own personal spending patterns and create my own personal budgets.

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall TermUnits
BUSA 7 Principles of Accounting - Financial 5
BUSA 71 Personal Financial Planning 3
Faculty advises taking Engl 1A 1
Spring Term
BUSA 8 Principles of Accounting - Managerial 5
BUSA 58 Federal Income Tax Law 4
BUSA 76 Excel for Accounting 3
Certificate:Accounting- Financial Planning N0461 1
Submit petition:, Student Tab #45 5
 Total Units20
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