Accounting - Managerial (Certificate N0462)

Business Division
The Accounting - Managerial Certificate provides basic accounting skills and knowledge combined with specialized training in managerial accounting, preparing the student for entry-level positions in accounting and/or professional advancement in their current accounting jobs. Students completing this certificate will be able to perform duties in the areas of cost analysis, variance analysis, budget preparation, expense reporting, account analysis, and preparation of various internal reports to assist management in their decision making.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
BUSA 7Principles of Accounting - Financial5
BUSA 8Principles of Accounting - Managerial5
BUSA 21Cost Accounting4
BUSA 76Excel for Accounting3
Required Electives
Choose one course from the following:3-4
Intermediate Accounting I
Intermediate Accounting II
Federal Income Tax Law
Total Units20-21

Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain the role of the managerial accountant and describe the uses of managerial accounting information.
  • Distinguish between product and period costs and explain which of these costs are shown on the balance sheet and which costs are shown on the income statement.
  • Describe a job order cost accounting system and explain how manufacturing costs flow through the inventory accounts of the balance sheet and move onto the income statement.

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