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Accounting

Accounting majors get hired. Accountants today are in high demand. And Bellarmine accounting majors learn more than just accounting. They learn business expertise, communication skills, ethical awareness and the interpersonal acumen to bring high value to any organization.

The core of the Bellarmine accounting major is a four-year, 120-hour program that provides the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful accounting career.

Many students choose to obtain the 150-semester-hours required to take the Uniform CPA exam. Bellarmine offers several 150-hour alternatives, including supplemental minors, dual majors, or a dual BA/MBA.

If you already hold a degree in another field, you may wish to pursue our Certificate in Professional Accounting.

Thanks to an increasing demand for accountants and Bellarmine’s highly regarded accounting program, majoring in accounting is your ticket to a bright future.

CPA Exam Pass Rates

Bellarmine University, a fully accredited AACSB business school, has one of the highest overall CPA Exam pass rates in Kentucky according to data from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). Bellarmine accounting graduates who take the CPA Exam for the first time average a pass rate of 65.8%, the highest in the state according to the data reported by NASBA. For those accounting graduates who take the exam within one year of graduation, the pass rate jumps to 85.7%.

Uniform CPA Exam Pass Rates for Accounting Students 

 2017 CPA Pass Rates Overall AUD. BEC. FAR. REG.
 Bellarmine 55.6% 60.9% 50.9% 50.0% 59.1%
 Kentucky 48.6% 50.0% 53.0% 46.3% 45.1%
 United States 52.9% 48.6% 53.0% 44.4% 47.24%

Uniform CPA Exam Pass Rates for Accounting Students 

 2013 - 2016 CPA Pass Rates Overall AUD. BEC. FAR. REG.
 Bellarmine 51.2% 44.3% 66.43% 49.68% 49.75%
 Kentucky 47.88% 44.9% 54.58% 45.78% 46.9%
 United States 49.53% 46.63% 56.1% 47.05% 49.07%

Great opportunity for 2019 freshmen

If you are going to be a freshman this fall, you are eligible for a $5,310 summer scholarship in our Early Entry/New Freshmen Scholarship program. Participants will take two free courses over the summer, get a head start on college life, and gain early college credits. Learn more about the program on our Early Entry/New Freshmen Scholarship page

Faculty

Alisha Harper, J.D., LL.M, Chair (email)
Christy Burge (email)
David Collins, Ph.D. (email)
Elizabeth Payne, Ph.D. (email)
Keith Richardson, Ph.D. (email)
Patricia Selvy, Ph.D. (email)

W. Fielding Rubel School of Business Faculty Profiles

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Contact Us

Bellarmine University
Office of Admission
2001 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40205
502.272.8258

School of Business
Bellarmine University
2001 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40205
502.272.8240