Certificate in Accountancy Program

The Certificate in Accountancy Program (CAP) is a non-degree seeking, post baccalaureate program. The program offers a variety of courses to help you meet your educational and career goals by:

  • Offering courses to meet eligibility requirements for the CPA exam in the state of Texas.
  • Offering prerequisite courses for the Master of Science in Accountancy program.
  • Offering the data analytics skills employers are seeking.

Designed with Flexibility in Mind

  • For students without prior accounting experience, CAP offers a condensed foundational accounting course: ACCT 5301 Financial & Managerial Accounting.
  • CAP is flexible, offering synchronous online courses in the evening and occasionally on Saturday to accommodate working professionals.
  • While the majority of CAP courses are taught synchronously online, we also provide some options for courses offered in hybrid, in-person, and asynchronous online modes of instruction.
  • All MSACCY prerequisite courses are available in a synchronous online format.
  • A complete list of CAP course offerings, the semesters they’re offered, and course prerequisites can be found on the CAP course offerings webpage.

Available Certificates

CAP students have an opportunity to earn one of the available certificates in Accounting or Internal Audit.

“I chose to enroll in the Certificate of Accountancy Program (CAP) at the University of Houston because I value the program’s reputation and success, the flexibility it allows me as a working professional, and the support of faculty who are invested in their students’ success. CAP has empowered me to become fluent in the language of business and redefine my future.”

Ireland Hirschman

Accountancy & Taxation Faculty

Learn from the Best

Bauer’s faculty include former partners of Big 4 firms and industry thought-leaders who publish their research in the leading academic publications, such as:

Mohan Kuruvilla, Director of the MSACCY and CAP Programs

Mohan Kuruvilla

Director of the MSACCY and CAP Programs
  • Chair for the TXCPA, 2024-2025
  • AICPA Leadership Council member, 2024-25
  • Previously Dean of the School of Business at Houston Christian University and a director at KMPG.