A graduate certificate in Accounting at Saint Leo University Online was designed for students to better market themselves for entry-level positions in business and finance, as employers generally prefer to hire persons who are eligible to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. This program satisfies general requirements for persons who wish to qualify for the CPA examination in states where 150 hours of study (and not a masters degree) is a prerequisite to sit. Some of the courses students can expect to take in Saint Leos graduate certificate in Accounting program include fraud examination; cost analysis; business law; financial statement analysis; and more. In total, 18 credits are required for graduation, and some students can complete the program in as little as six months or less. The program is available 100 percent online, making it a wise choice for students who may already be working full or part-time.