The Post-Degree Certificate in CPA Prep - Business Component allows students who have earned a four-year degree in a field other than accounting to earn the required business credits to sit for the CPA exam.  The CPA credential is the premier recognized credential in the field of accounting.  Successful passing of the CPA exam will open a range of career opportunities in the public, private and non-profit accounting fields. 

Financial Assistance funds cannot be applied towards this program. Request for eligibility to utilize Financial Assistance funds for this program is currently pending.

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This certificate will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the certificate, please notify the Office of the Registrar at

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Related Training and Credentials

Program Admission Requirements

  • Applicant must have already completed a bachelors degree or higher from an accredited college or university. 
  • ENG-1010 College Composition I or equivalent

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Communicate financial and related information with internal and external constituents.
  2. Work professionally, ethically, and with fiduciary responsibility to pursue the corporate objectives in a manner that is within the appropriate professional code of conduct.
  3. Apply knowledge of economics, marketing, business management, and business law to effectively apply accounting principles to measure the performance of the business.
  4. Meet the business requirements and be prepared to sit for the CPA exam.
Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ACCT-1311 Financial Accounting 3
BADM-1020 Introduction to Business 3
ECON-2000 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Select one of the following: 3
Business Communications
Honors Business Communications
 Credit Hours12
Second Semester
ACCT-1341 Managerial Accounting 3
BADM-1122 Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior 3
BADM-2151 Business Law 3
ECON-2010 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MARK-2010 Principles of Marketing 3
 Credit Hours15
Summer Completion
FIN-2100 Financial Management 3
 Credit Hours3
 Total Credit Hours30