To earn the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting in preparation to become a Certified Public Accountant, 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.

Coursework to prepare for Certificate in Accounting – CPA Track

Required Courses (21 credits):

Complete all of the following courses (18 credits):

  • BUS-A 301 Accounting: An Information System (3 credits) Prerequisites: A201, K201
  • BUS-A 311 Intermediate Accounting I (3 credits) Prerequisites: A202, P or C: A301
  • BUS-A 312 Intermediate Accounting II (3 credits) Prerequisite: A311
  • BUS-A 328 Taxation of Individuals (3 credits) Prerequisite: A201
  • BUS-A 424 Auditing (3 credits) Prerequisite or taking concurrently: A312
  • BUS-L 303 Commercial Law (3 credits)  Prerequisite : L201

Complete one of the following courses (3 credits):

  • BUS-A 339 Advanced Taxation (3 credits) Prerequisite: A328
  • BUS-A 413 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting (3 credits) Prerequisite: A311

Note: Additional coursework in business and economics as well as other requirements exist in various states. Completion of the Post-baccalaureate certificate 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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