The Accounting Fundamentals Certificate, offered by the Lucas Graduate School of Business, is an intensive program providing a broad foundation of concepts and practices in financial reporting, managerial accounting, accounting information systems and corporate taxation. Over the course of one semester, it covers essential topics needed both for a career in accounting and for graduate study. The program is taught in its entirety during the summer, with each course taught in either two- or five-week sessions. The program is designed for both non-matriculated students and those satisfying entrance requirements for both the MS in Accountancy program. As this certificate is comprised of fundamental accounting knowledge and skills, students entering MSA program without an undergraduate degree in accounting will be required to complete this certificate before enrolling in MSA classes.