Program overview

The online Post-Baccalaureate Accounting Certificate program provides individuals who have earned an undergraduate degree, and want to enter the field of accounting, the opportunity to enhance skill sets related to contemporary accounting knowledge. It is offered completely online by Rider’s dual AACSB-accredited Norm Brodsky College of Business, making it perfect for working professionals. There are two track options available, CPA and professional, so students can tailor their certificate to their personal career goals. 

Courses can be applied as accounting credits towards the CPA licensure requirements.

Which track will you take?

Learn more about which track fits with your career goals.

CPA track

This track is for professionals who have a business undergraduate degree and are interested in adding a CPA license to their credentials. Eligible students will receive the course credits needed to sit for the CPA exam.

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Real world application

Course work in the program offers the opportunity to learn accounting theory and practice, and to supplement that knowledge with courses in disciplines of your choosing, including tax, decision-making, cost management, financial statements and reporting and more.

Common outcomes can include:

  • CPA exam
  • CMA exam
  • Internal auditor certification
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Budget Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Auditor
  • Tax Specialist
  • Cost Estimators

Continue your journey

In addition to being an excellent stand-alone credential, this certificate serves as a foundation for the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program. With admission to the MAcc program, students may apply the graduate level courses in the certificate to this 30-credit master's degree.

Tuition benefits for University partners

Rider University is proud to partner with local and international businesses and organizations to promote professional development and make higher education more accessible. Tuition discounts and additional benefits are available for eligible employees or members, as well as their immediate family members under the age of 24, for undergraduate or graduate study. Partners include Bank of America, Prospanica, Church & Dwight, the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber and more.