Students Taking CPA Exam
Students who plan to take the CPA exam must have completed 225 college credits. Students may meet this requirement by earning a second bachelor's degree or by taking any additional 45 undergraduate credits.
However, CPA bound students are encouraged to apply for admission to a graduate program in the School of Business, Government, and Economics – either the Master of Business Administration (MBA) or the Master of Science in Information Systems (MS-ISM). If you are interested in these programs, plan to do the following:
- Participate in a cooperative education program with an accounting firm for at least one year.
- Take the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) exam for the MBA or the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) for the MS-IS in Autumn Quarter of your senior year.
- Apply for admission to the graduate program in the Winter Quarter of your senior year.
- Begin taking three graduate courses per quarter starting in the summer following the completion of your senior year.
Note: If you plan to obtain the professional designation for Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), you should contact an Accounting faculty member for advising.