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Board of Regents approves new ULM post-bacc certificate program

Published August 30, 2016

MONROE, La. — The Louisiana Board of Regents recently gave final approval to ULM’s new post-baccalaureate certificate program in Accounting Technology.

The 21-hour post-baccalaureate certificate program was created to meet a critical need for well-trained professionals in the accounting and technology fields in our region. The innovative program will provide students a solid foundation in accounting and technology. 

It is anticipated that graduates of the program could fill the many openings in small and medium-sized businesses that struggle to find graduates with four-year degrees in either accounting or computer information systems. A unique feature of the program is that students must pass at least one industry recognized certification exam prior to the completion of the program.

Enrollment in the program will begin for the spring 2017 semester. All classes for the program will be offered online to provide the flexibility and convenience of non-traditional students who may have work and family responsibilities.

According to Dr. Michelle McEacharn, Director of the School of Accounting, Financial, and Information Services and the program coordinator for this new program, “Our accounting and computer information systems faculty worked closely together and with our industry partners to develop this program to meet specific workforce needs in our region. We look forward to working with students who are seeking a way to transition into the high demand, high salary positions that this program addresses.”

Dr. Ron Berry, Dean of the College of Business and Social Sciences, added “I want to thank Dr. McEacharn and our faculty for creating a program that will benefit our non-traditional students and our regional employers. This program will provide opportunities for those students seeking to move into available higher paying jobs and a source of well qualified employees for our regional business community.”

The program will join the already nationally ranked and recognized online Bachelors of Business Administration programs in business, marketing, and risk management and insurance and the Masters of Business Administration degree programs available through eULM. 

For more information about the new post-baccalaureate certificate program in Accounting Technology, visit ulm.edu/cbss/accounting/postbaccertacct.