The UofL College of Business offers two unique certificate programs – one in Accountancy and one in Equine Business.  Students with or without business majors are eligible for the Certificate in Accountancy.  Both certificates are offered to graduate students.

Business Certificates

Online Certificate in Franchise Management

The Certificate in Franchise Management is a 9-credit hour certificate that focuses on the unique skills and knowledge necessary to succeed as a franchisee—including acquiring, running, and growing franchise operations. The curriculum was designed in close partnership with industry experts. The six accelerated, highly focused, 1.5-credit hour courses are designed for individuals who plan to become franchisees, as well as existing single-site franchisees who want to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to grow their franchise business. The program is offered 100% online.

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Certificate in Accounting

The Certificate in Accounting Program (CAP) is designed for individuals who already have an undergraduate degree in a field other than accounting. The program consists of 7 courses (which must be completed while enrolled in the CAP). When combined with the prerequisite courses, graduates will have 27 hours of college-level accounting coursework required to sit for the CPA exam in Kentucky. Kentucky requires an additional 12 credit hours of college credit in business courses. Other states have different requirements. Information about those requirements can be obtained from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (

Please see the UofL Undergraduate Catalog for the most up-to-date information on prerequisites and curriculum.

Online Certificate in Accounting

The online Certificate in Accounting Program (CAP) is intended for individuals who have a non-accounting bachelor’s degree and want to pursue an accounting career, but are not interested in completing a second undergraduate degree. This certificate can help working professionals in various industries gain the necessary education credentials to enter the accounting field or move into managerial and executive positions. Learn how you can start a career in Accounting today!

Online Certificate in Accounting link

Certificate in Equine Business

A one-year Certificate in Equine Business is available to persons who have earned a four-year degree and are seeking specialized training in Equine Business. The Certificate program is an undergraduate course of specially tailored equine courses.

The Equine Business Certificate is the only program of its kind. The program enhances the understanding of the horse business and prepares the student for a position in the field of the equine industry. Students benefit from the small class size and faculty experienced in the area of equine business.

The most up-to-date curriculum for the Equine Business Certificate is available in the UofL Undergraduate Catalog.


University of Louisville
College of Business
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Louisville, KY 40292
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The UofL College of Business is separately accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Visit our Accreditation page for details.

University Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)



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