Requirements for CPA Examination Academic requirements to sit for the CPA

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Requirements for CPA Examination: Academic requirements to sit for the CPA examination in Illinois include (1) 150 semester hours of college course work, and (2) a baccalaureate or higher degree, including at least 24 semester hours in accounting at the undergraduate and/or graduate level with at least one course each in finan- cial accounting, auditing, taxation, and management Accounting
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250 C O B accounting and at least 24 semester hours in business courses (other than accounting) at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Students planning to sit for the CPA examination are advised to complete, at a minimum, the Financial Account- ing Sequence of the Accountancy B.S. program. Students should also give serious consideration to completing one or more of the following formal programs of study before leav- ing the Illinois State campus to begin their professional careers: The Bachelor of Science/Master of Professional Accountancy Program described above, a Master of Science degree in Accountancy, a Master of Business Administration degree, or one of the other sequences of the Accountancy B.S. (the Accounting Information Systems Sequence, the Business Information Systems Sequence, or the Career Spe- ciality Sequence). Each sequence is 12 hours beyond the Financial Accounting Sequence. Additional information con- cerning the 150-hour requirement, including recommended areas of course work for students not pursuing an B.S./M.P.A., M.S., or M.B.A. degree, is available from the academic advisors. MINOR IN ACCOUNTANCY 21 hours in Accounting required. Required courses: ACC 131, 132, 231, 232. 9 elective hours in Accounting courses approved by a departmental advisor. These courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. A minimum B/C combination is required between ACC 131 and ACC 132 to continue with the Accountancy minor. Repetition of Courses in Accounting: A student can register officially for an Accounting course only twice. That is, if a student completes a course, or drops a course after the official tenth day enrollment report, he or she may enroll officially in the same Accounting course only one additional time. MAJOR IN BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS Degree Offered: B.S. 68 required hours including 44 hours in required core and non-business courses and 24 hours of major course work. 44 hours required: ACC 131, 132, 270; BUS 100; FIL 185, 240; MKT 230; MQM 100, 220, 227, 385; ECO 105; ENG 145.13; MAT 121 or 145. Business Information Systems required courses (18 hours): ACC 260, 261, 266, 362, 366, 368; and six hours from the following list of 200- or 300-level Accounting electives: ACC 255, 263, 287 (or 299), 363, 370. NOTE : Program admission, graduation requirements and program admission standards for the Business Information Systems degree are the same as those that apply to all stu- dents in the College of Business. See College of Business section of this Undergraduate Catalog .
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  • Fall '15
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  • Academia, Academic degree, Bachelor's degree

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