What is a CPA?
The Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is an internationally accepted designation for public accountants and is beneficial for those seeking careers in public accounting. Each state and jurisdiction determines their CPA Certification requirements.
Michigan CPA Requirements
Requirements to take the CPA Examination in Michigan are different from what are necessary for the CPA Certification. A student who earns a BSBA with a major in Accounting at CMU meets the Michigan educational requirements to take the CPA Exam.
Education Requirements for CPA Certification
In general, an applicant must have completed at least
150 semester hours of college education, including a baccalaureate degree or higher degree with a concentration in accounting, at an educational institution approved by the board. Central Michigan University's School of Accounting is board-approved.
Through the accelerated MBA, students have the opportunity to "double-count'' certain accounting courses while completing their CMU baccalaureate degree in business administration.
How to Apply for the CPA Exam in Michigan
Michigan Licensing Information
For more information, please stop by the School of Accounting Office in Grawn 312,
SOA@cmich.edu or (989) 774-3796.