UofL launches online certificate in accounting


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville’s College of Business is launching its first 100 percent online certificate program this fall.

    The Certificate in Accounting is for those who have a non-accounting bachelor’s degree and want to pursue an accounting career without completing a second undergraduate degree. It will help working professionals enter the accounting field or advance into managerial or executive positions. The all-online format allows flexibility for students who need it.

    Once finished, students who earn the certificate will have enough accounting credit hours to sit for the CPA exam in Kentucky.

    The online courses are led by the same faculty as on-campus courses, and the cost is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. The tuition is $12,900 for seven core accounting courses, including fees and other charges. Textbooks have an additional cost.

    “Online learning is a good fit for just about everyone,” said Kristen Brown, who directs online learning at the university. “Most people immediately think of career changers and adult learners when they think about online programs but its appeal extends to traditional college students too.”

    UofL’s online program offerings now include nine master’s, six bachelor’s (one competency-based degree), six certificates and three teaching endorsements. UofL is planning to launch more online programs this coming academic year, including a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Science in Biostatistics.

    For more visit louisville.edu/online/programs/certificate-programs/accounting or contact Laura Dorman, 502-852-0363.



    Janet Cappiello covers student success for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She has more than 30 years’ experience in journalism, including working for The Associated Press and magazines such as Vegetarian Times and Sustainability: The Journal of Record. She has been at UofL since 2014.