Post-Baccalaureate Accounting Cert – CPA Track
This program is designed especially for students who have completed a baccalaureate degree in a field other than accounting and wish to sit for the CPA examination. This program qualifies you to sit for the CPA examination under current Kentucky law. To sit for the CPA exam in Kentucky, total accounting semester hours must total 27, business related semester hours (including the accounting hours) must total 39, and total university semester hours must total 150. Our program qualifies you for an accounting career in public accounting (CPA firms), corporations, not-for-profit organizations, and governmental agencies (Classification of Instructional Programs CIP 52.0301, Accounting, Standard Occupational Classification SOC 13.2011 Accountants and Auditors).
Students will be required to complete a total of 39 semester hours with at least 27 semester hours in accounting. This program is designed to be a part-time program, and should be able to be completed in 24 months. All accounting courses are offered on both day and night schedules. Total cost of the program (tuition and fees) for 39 hours is $22,620. This cost is based upon the tuition and fees rate beginning in the Summer 2013 semester. Tuition is adjusted annually and published on the website of the Bellarmine University Office of Financial Aid. Estimated total cost of books and supplies for the entire program is $1,392. This information is based upon a study conducted by the Office of Financial Aid in the spring 2013 semester to determine average book costs. For students interested in living on-campus, the estimated annual room and board charges are $10,290 (based on 2013-2014 Kennedy-Newman/Siena Primo/Siena Secondo double occupancy and Meal Plan; for other options contact the Residence Life Office).
Students may be able to receive credit for up to eighteen hours based on their undergraduate coursework in business and accounting. Students who have completed a baccalaureate degree in business will typically be able to transfer in fifteen semester hours of accounting and business coursework. If transfer credits are accepted, the cost and length of the program decrease. If you have any questions about this program, please contact Audrey A. Gramling, PhD, CPA, CIA, Chair, Accounting Department, at 502.272.7443 or email@example.com.