Becoming a CPA

As business becomes more global and complex, the standards for business ethics, regulation, and accountability grow higher. CPAs are uniquely qualified to serve as trusted, knowledgeable advisors.

The CPA exam is one of the most important exams of your accounting education. The Indiana Board of Accountancy, through the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA), requires that to be eligible to take the CPA exam you must have a bachelor’s degree, you must have completed at least 150 university credit hours with an accounting concentration, and you must provide academic transcripts for review at the time you take the exam.

Talk to IUPUC’s accounting faculty and your academic advisor for more information. Visit IPLA for complete details, including CPA exam information, new CPA applicant guide, and more.



To clearly understand, track, and report accurate business profits and losses, having a thorough knowledge of the bottom line is essential. That is why IUPUC’s Division of Business offers an 18-credit concentration in accounting that yields great career dividends.


With a concentration in accounting, you will study the methodology required to create and maintain accurate financial records of business transactions.

You will learn about preparing financial statements and reporting concerning business assets, liabilities, and operating expenses. In addition, you will explore the economic and managerial perspectives on the relationships between business activity, economic outcomes, and positive and negative evaluations of performance.

Career Options

After graduation, you will be prepared for ever-changing, always-in-demand accounting positions. In fact, accounting is a profitable major known for good starting salaries.

As an accounting professional, you must be aware of and adapt to constantly changing federal and state laws. In addition, you must be skilled in utilizing current and future technology tools to interpret the big financial picture, forecast profits and losses, and tackle complex business challenges.

After graduating from IUPUC with an accounting concentration and degree in business, you will be prepared for careers in auditing, corporate/government/not-for-profit accounting, management consulting, or taxation, for example.

Our curriculum also provides an excellent background if you want to become a certified public accountant (CPA) or want to pursue graduate study and a master’s degree in business, public administration, law, or another field.

You can get a better idea of what accounting is really like through a student internship.

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Columbus, IN 47203

Phone: 812.348.7311

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