Online Graduate Certificates

CPA Pathways

Gies College of Business

The CPA Pathways Graduate Certificate will enhance your technical knowledge and skills in financial accounting, taxation, and accounting data analytics. The program not only builds the expertise you need to excel as a Certified Public Accountant, it prepares you to sit for the CPA exam. Our accounting faculty review the contents of the CPA Exam regularly to ensure that the curriculum in this program is up-to-date with the latest requirements.

You'll learn from a global network of experts around the world, including a well-connected body of University of Illinois accounting alumni who can provide professional insights and advice. Along the way, you will grow business competencies like critical thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving. Gaining knowledge is only half the battle in the modern business world; application is equally important. That's why our program emphasizes real-world projects and work samples that demonstrate your advanced skills and help you stand out to current and potential employers.

This certificate is designed for:

  • Learners with a strong background in accounting and who have likely earned an undergraduate degree in Accounting.

Learners without a strong background in accounting should contact an admissions specialist before applying to this certificate. The Accounting Foundations Graduate Certificate is a program to consider for those with less than intermediate-level accounting experience.

A graduate certificate that builds specialized knowledge to prepare you for the CPA exam.