​​​​​​Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

The University of Findlay is your CPA education partner from start to finish. Earn your bachelor’s in accounting , MBA and CPA in five years through Findlay’s comprehensive accounting programs. Students with a bachelor’s degree in accounting can earn an MBA while taking the required 150 semester hours of college-level credits for CPA licensure. ​The specific course requirements include 24 semester hours in accounting exclusive of accounting principles and 24 hours of business-oriented courses with coverage in each of the following subjects:  
  • Auditing
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management (cost) Accounting
  • Professional Ethics for CPAs
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing ​


CPA Concentration Core Courses

The following courses are required for students seeking a CPA concentration:

MBA 610: Leadership and Organizational Behavior

MBA 620: Management of Human Resources
MBA 630: Marketing Management and Planning

MBA 638: Decision-Making in Financial Management​
MBA 640: Research for Decision Making

MBA 649: Ethics and Legal Environment
MBA 650: Operations Management and Systems Analysis
MBA 665: Management of Information and Technology
MBA 700: Business Strategy and Implementation

Students seeking a CPA concentration must take two of the following:

MBA 653: Financial Accounting and Reporting

MBA 655: Auditing and Attestation

MBA 656: Regulation

MBA 657: Business Environment and Concepts

Optional second concentrations

Students seeking additional expertise in a specific area can earn a second concentration. The following curriculum is needed to complete a second concentration for the MBA program:

MBA 648: Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
MBA 654: Risk Management

Human Resource Management
MBA 622: Contracts and Labor Relations
MBA 624: Organizational and Human Resource Development

International Business
MBA 660: International Business
MBA 664: International Trade and Marketing

MBA 634: Seminar in Marketing and Promotion
MBA 662: International Marketing

Operations Management

MBA 627: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
(This course is designed to achieve an industrial Green Belt certificate while fulfilling the MBA requirements for a second concentration.)
MBA 628: ISO 9000 and Lean Manufacturing
(This course is designed to achieve an ISO 9000 Internal Auditor certificate and a certificate in Lean Manufacturing while fulfilling the MBA requirements for a second concentration.) 

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