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

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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.
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