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(includes a 3-2 BS/MSA option)

Quick Facts
The Foster College of Business offers several options to students seeking accounting certifications in addition to their degrees.

Upon receipt of a bachelor’s degree, you may sit for either the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Management Accounting (CMA) exams. 

Students sitting for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam will need 150 credit hours. 

Our integrated 3:2 Accounting program is designed for CPA exam candidates who desire to earn 150 credit hours by pursuing both undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting.

You may also prepare for the CPA exam by declaring a minor or second undergraduate major.

Our CPA exam pass rate is more than 10% higher than the national average.

Every member of our faculty holds at least one accounting certification (CPA, CMA, CIA, CA or CFE).

Our Beta Alpha Psi (BPA) honor society for financial information students has received numerous honors including four gold chapter awards and three best practices championships at recent BAP Regional Meetings.

Engage Business and Society
As an Accounting student, you will prepare for a satisfying and rewarding career in accounting, auditing, finance and other business related fields. The Foster College offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting.

Opportunity to Innovate
The Bradley Accounting Club (BAC) helps members gain knowledge of specific accounting careers, obtain onsite experience through group visits to companies, and foster good relations through social events and networking. 

Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is an honorary organization for accounting majors open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students.  These organizations sponsor more than 20 on-campus meetings with accounting professionals and several community service projects. 

“My internship experiences in the Foster College of Business provided incredibly valuable work experience and opened up further professional opportunities. As I pursued these opportunities, I was able to count on the support and recommendations of my professors, and I know I will be able to do so for the rest of my career.” – Sarah Rayfield, ’11

Impact the World
Every organization needs accountants: large, small, public and private.  Our Accounting students have a 100% placement rate.  You may work for one of the following firms which hire Foster accounting students:

  • Big Four and national public accounting firms such as Deloitte & Touche, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, McGladrey & Pullen and Crowe Horwath
  • Regional and local public accounting firms such as Baker Tilly, CliftonLarsonAllen, Porte Brown, and Heinold-Banwart
  • Fortune 100 corporations such as Caterpillar Inc., Archer Daniels Midland, State Farm, United Airlines, and John Deere