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Sarah Lapolice '09, '14

“For my Auditing & Attestation class, our professor actually worked in that field. She utilized real life examples, which made everything click. I think that interaction and real life comparison really helps you grasp the concepts.”

Sarah Lapolice
BA in accounting ’09
MBA in accounting ’14
Advanced Graduate Certificate in Public Accounting student
Staff accountant at Burkhart Pizzanelli

Businesses large and small rely upon the most qualified professional accountants. Earning your CPA certification can open doors for new career opportunities and better salaries. Demand for accountants and auditors is expected to grow 11 percent from 2014 to 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

This program prepares graduates to sit for the CPA exam through both live classroom instruction and the Wiley CPA Excel online materials and practice exams.

It is designed for:

  • Individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree and are eligible to sit for the CPA exam
  • Have completed 21 accounting credits including financial accounting, audit, management accounting, and taxation
  • Have completed 9 business credits in business law, finance, and information systems
  • Students not pursuing the certificate are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

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Click to view course requirements for the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Public Accounting.

Advanced Graduate Certificate in Public Accounting Curriculum (12 Credits)

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ACC 7000ACC 700Advanced Public Accounting- Financial Accounting and Reporting3
ACC 7001ACC 701Advanced Public Accounting- Regulation3
ACC 7002ACC 702Advanced Public Accounting- Auditing and Attestation3
ACC 7003ACC 703Advanced Public Accounting- Business Environment and Concepts3