CAA Program

The Certificate in Advanced Accounting at the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business is an 18-credit program that can be completed by most students in just one summer.​

Certificate in Advanced ACcounting

Babson’s Certificate in Advanced Accounting​ provides a unique option for those who are looking to fulfill the 150-credit-hour education requirement for the Massachusetts CPA exam. This certificate is designed to give you the depth of knowledge you need to pursue the CPA exam and gain writing, presentation, and entrepreneurial skills that employers are seeking.

Core Curriculum

Students will take a full-time, 18-credit accounting curriculum. The curriculum features a deliberate blend of advanced accounting and integrated business disciplines.

  • Advanced Financial Statement Analysis (3 credits)
  • Accounting Analytics (3 credits)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Service Industries (3 credits)
  • Advanced Accounting Topics (3 credits)
  • Professionals Ethics, Responsibility & Liability for CPAs (1.5 credits)
  • Accounting Information Systems and Business Processes (1.5 credits)
  • Strategic Writing for Managers (1.5 credits)
  • Persuasive Business Presentations (1.5 credits)

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