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CPA Requirements

Fulfill Accounting CPA Requirements While Earning Your MBA

Accounting CPA Requirements

The combination of an MBA and a CPA license is a powerful duo of credentials that will increase your job prospects in top leadership positions. If you choose the accounting concentration while working towards your MBA, you are at a distinct advantage in your preparations for taking the CPA exam and obtaining your CPA certification. Either the Strategic MBA or the Global MBA with an accounting concentration give you a highly desirable combination of skills that translates into a competitive advantage for potential career outcomes.

Accounting CPA Exam

The state of Texas administers the CPA exam but students with a BBA in accounting that take the accounting concentration track in the Strategic MBA or the Global MBA programs will fulfill the CPA exam requirements. Planning for the CPA exam is made easier through our faculty mentorship, our accounting courses, and a tailored degree program that our counselors will assist you in developing.

Accounting CPA Certification

In order to obtain your CPA certificate and license in Texas, you must have a BBA in accounting, complete 150 semester hours of college credit, pass the CPA exam, and only then can you practice public accounting. By taking a concentration in accounting while earning your MBA at UHV, you'll be well on your way to earning your CPA certification.

Accounting CPA Courses

All MBA students must take 12 hours in their concentration. If you are working towards your CPA, you should choose the accounting concentration and take the following courses:

  • ACCT 6371 Advanced Auditing

  • ACCT 6374 Seminar in Accounting Ethics (satisfies the Texas board requirement)

To satisfy the research requirement you can choose between:

  • ACCT 6372 Advanced Studies in Taxation

  • ACCT 6373 Contemporary Issues in Accounting

To complete your concentration you would normally include one of the following:

  • Selected Topics in Accounting

  • International Accounting

Contact us to map out how your MBA will cover the CPA requirements.