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

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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

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 - Accounting Discipline Specialization

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


MBA 622

Contracts and Labor Relations

MBA 624

Organizational and Human Resource Development


MBA 660

International Business

MBA 664

International Trade and Marketing


MBA 634

Seminar in Marketing and Promotion

MBA 662

International Marketing


MBA 627

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

MBA 628

ISO 9000 and Lean Manufacturing