Accounting Fundamentals Micro-credential

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The accounting fundamentals micro-credential is for individuals who want to gain a foundational working knowledge of the accounting process and methodologies, including tax ramifications. You will develop an understanding of accounting principles such as recording transactions, presentation of financial information, and use of accounting information.

This micro-credential is part of the foundation series. For more information about foundation series micro-credentials, see the Micro-credential Series section of the Additional Offerings page and the Micro-credential Bulletin.


The 🌐 icon appears in the title of traditional courses that are also available as a set of module courses. Module course availability may be limited to certain academic calendars. See Course Types for information about module courses.

Code Title Credits
AC114🌐 Accounting I5
AC116🌐 Accounting II5
AC239Managerial Accounting5
AC256Federal Tax5
MM255🌐 Business Math and Statistical Measures5
100/200 Level Mathematics Elective5

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Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's offerings are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. 

You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your studies. You are not automatically certified in any way upon completion of an offering. Although certain offerings are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, and meeting other certification requirements.