Offered through UMass Lowell's Manning School of Business, the Certificate Program in Accounting is designed for students who already have earned their bachelor's degree in another discipline. Students who enroll in this program will gain a better understanding of important accounting practices such as the preparation of financial statements, the valuation of corporate liabilities and the financial audit process.


This certificate has been developed to provide the undergraduate-level Accounting courses that are required as prerequisites for graduate-level Accounting degree programs. All of the courses in this certificate program can be used to fulfill prerequisite course requirements for UMass Lowell's Master of Science in Accounting.

Learn More About This Program:

To receive more information, fill out the Request Information form on the right.

Sample a Course

For more information, visit UMass Lowell's Certificate Program in Accounting webpage.



Type of Fee Amount
Fee Per Credit $385
Registration Fee Per Semester $30
Returned Check Fee Per Semester* $30
Total for Course**

$1,185 ($385 x 3 credits = $1,155 + $30 registration fee per semester)

*Applicable when check is returned unpaid.

**Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard three-credit course.

For registration information, visit UMass Lowell's website.


The University of Massachusetts Lowell is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

UMass Lowell's Manning School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).



Applicants will be required to have either their official high school transcript, HiSET®, GED® or their most recent college transcript sent to UMass Lowell. Undergraduate certificate applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, and there is no fee to apply. Upon acceptance, notification will be sent to students.

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on certificate program, matriculation and course status. Please contact UMass Lowell's Financial Aid Office at 978-934-4220 to determine eligibility.