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Whether you’re looking to complete your Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, earn a Master’s Degree or Graduate Certificate in Accounting or prepare for the CPA Exam, you can find the ideal program at DeVry University and Keller Graduate School of Management. Through our hybrid and online Accounting Degree programs, you’ll explore the skills and knowledge required to achieve your goals.
Specifically looking to prepare for the CPA Exam while earning your Master’s Degree? Our graduate degree programs include Becker Professional Education, a leader in CPA Exam prep, so you can earn additional hours toward your CPA Exam while studying today’s most relevant accounting principles and practices. If you're already a CPA, Keller's MBA in Accounting program can help you expand your professional potential and meet your annual Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements for keeping your license up to date.
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Accounting degree programs at DeVry use real-world business examples to teach today’s essential accounting concepts. Auditing, accounting research, business law and accounting information systems are among the key curriculum presented by our knowledgeable professors.
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FAQs: Accounting Degree Programs
Can I enroll in a graduate-level CPA Exam Preparation program if I do not have a bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business?
The Master’s in Accounting and Financial Management program is designed to provide you with the skills necessary to pursue or further a career in accounting. Please check with your state’s board of accountancy regarding its specific requirements for sitting for the CPA Exam.
The Master’s in Accounting program is specifically designed for individuals with a degree or concentration in accounting at the undergraduate level, and wish to obtain the additional credits required to meet CPA licensure requirements in their state.
Do I have to take all of the listed classes in the Master's in Accounting and Financial Management with specialization in CPA Exam Preparation?
No, while there are several specific requirements in the program, you can fulfill nine credit hours of electives in the accounting discipline that may best suit your needs. However, it is recommended that you seek advisement to ensure that you select courses that will best fulfill your state’s requirements for sitting for the CPA Exam.
If I earn a Master's in Accounting and Financial Management with a specialization in CPA Exam Preparation, will I automatically get my CPA?
No. In addition to completing the degree, you will need to pass all four parts of the CPA Exam. In addition, you will need to make sure that you have completed the additional experience and credit-hour requirements as established by your state of residence. Each state’s requirements vary, so please check with your state licensing board for their specific requirements.
If I complete the Graduate Certificate in CPA Exam Preparation, can I get my CPA?
While you are not automatically granted the CPA license, you may be able to sit for the CPA Exam. In addition to successfully completing the CPA Exam, you will need to satisfy the experience and credit-hour requirements that have been established by your state to become a licensed CPA. Each state’s requirements vary, so please check with your state licensing board for their specific requirements.
What are the qualifications to sit for the CPA exam?
The qualifications to sit for the CPA Exam are established by each state, so please check with your state licensing board for their specific requirements.
Will the CPA preparation classes be accepted by the state board of accountancy?
Some states will accept the CPA preparation courses as part of the credit-hour requirements, while other states will not. Please check with your state licensing board for their specific requirements.
At DeVry University and our Keller Graduate School of Management, you will prepare for today’s accounting field with our tech-empowered learning. Our classes use spreadsheet software and computerized accounting systems to help you meet your goals.
Everything you need you can find on our online student hub, DeVryYOU. It has e-books, our e-library and more. There’s even a mobile app so you can manage student life on the go. With tech-empowered learning, you will learn practical accounting skills by using some of the latest tools in the field.