Achieve your goals with this online accounting certificate  

Graduate Certificate 

Gain the knowledge and skills to develop and maintain accounting records and prepare financial statements with the accounting essentials graduate certificate at Davenport University. Delivered through Davenport’s innovative Global Campus, this 100% online accounting certificate also positions you to take the next step and earn the master of accountancy at Davenport

Led by talented and experienced accounting faculty who are highly credentialed, the certificate program in accounting positions you to exceed employer expectations for jobs with an accounting certificate. Beyond cultivating relationships with Davenport’s accounting faculty, you’ll also make valuable connections through networking events, including career fairs and job shadow events with both public accounting firms and private companies. 

Complete this 18-credit accountant certificate in just one year and be on your way to securing accounting certificate jobs — or to continue on to earn a master’s in accounting at Davenport. 

Is an accounting certificate worth it?  

As you consider the online accounting certificate at Davenport, you may be wondering, “Is an accounting certificate worth it?” Whether you have an educational background in accounting or not, the certificate in accounting will position you for general accounting jobs. This online accounting certificate also prepares you to enroll in the master of accountancy (MAcc) degree program at Davenport — no matter your undergraduate degree.  

Explore classes for Davenport’s accountant certificate

Your online accounting certificate courses at Davenport will help you build a solid foundation of financial concepts and accounting fundamentals. You’ll also take online accounting certificate courses in business law foundations as well as federal taxation. Beyond introducing you to accounting principles, the accountant certificate emphasizes applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to business situations as compliant journal entries are recorded. The certificate in accounting also allows for the analysis of organizational performance and financial condition evaluation.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

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Finish your Davenport online accounting certificate in just one year
Earn your accountant certificate 100% online with Global Campus
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Why pursue a graduate certificate in accounting at Davenport?

Employers tell us they hire graduates of our certificate program in accounting because our graduates demonstrate a readiness to handle basic entry-level accounting certificate jobs, such as those in accounts payable and accounts receivable in private industry. 

Experience the Davenport difference:

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Foundation for success

Build a solid foundation of financial concepts and learn the fundamentals of accounting through the graduate certificate program in accounting at Davenport University. 


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Talented and experienced faculty

Take online accounting certificate courses led by experienced faculty who bring real-world experience to you. They’re also highly credentialed with doctoral degrees and professional certifications. 


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Networking opportunities

Develop relationships with professionals and make crucial contacts through accounting career fairs and job shadow events — events that could lead to accounting certificate jobs for you. 


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Build skills and serve others

Grow skills through your accounting graduate certificate classroom projects and research with real-life experiential learning aspects. Gain experience and help others through programs like VITA


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Get involved and make connections  

Benefit your certificate in accounting education and your career through organizations like Business Professionals of America (BPA), an individual or team competition covering a variety of categories.  


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Preparation for your future 

Receive the education you need to develop and maintain accounting records and prepare financial statements in accounting certificate jobs — or to continue on to earn a MAcc degree at Davenport. 


Get started on your online accounting certificate

Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward earning your certificate in accounting at Davenport.

Talk to a graduate admissions advisor

Davenport’s admissions team is here to answer your questions. Please call us at 800.686.1600 or email us at

Apply now or request more information

Start on the road to accounting certificate jobs with the accountant certificate. Request more information or begin your application now.

Some programs require a student to complete a portion of their degree plan off-campus. 
View a full list of those programs and courses

Source:, 2024
Davenport University, 2023/2024 Catalog