Accounting—Certified Public Accountant Preparation

All students entering the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program must have completed a bachelor’s degree prior to enrolling. 

Specific Requirements

To earn the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting (CPA Prep), students must:

  1. Successfully complete all of the required courses with at least a C-, and
  2. Successfully complete at least five of the required courses listed below at IU Southeast after completion of an undergraduate degree.

The following 21 Credit Hours are required:

  • BUS-A 301 Accounting:  An Information System
  • BUS-A 311 Intermediate Accounting I
  • BUS-A 312 Intermediate Accounting II
  • BUS-A 328 Introduction to Taxation
  • BUS-A 424 Auditing
  • BUS-L 303 Commercial Law II (students starting in Fall 2018 are not required to take this course)

 Also Complete ONE of the Following Courses (3 credit hours):

Students starting Fall 2018 Complete TWO of the Following Courses (6 credit hours):

  • BUS-A 339 Advanced Income Taxation (Recommended)
  • BUS-A 422 Advanced Accounting (Recommended)
  • BUS-A 325 Cost Accounting
  • BUS-A 414 Financial Statement Analysis and Interpretation

NOTE:  Additional coursework in business and economics as well as other requirements exist in various states.  Completion of the PBC in Accounting cannot be relied upon to ensure compliance with CPA regulations in all jurisdictions.  Only the appropriate state board or other certifying body in each jurisdiction can provide you with the most current authoritative information regarding requirements in their state.

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2021-2023 Graduate Bulletin

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2019-2021 Graduate Bulletin

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