CPA Exam

Become a certified public accountant.

In order to sit for the CPA exam, students must have earned a bachelor's degree and a minimum of 150 credit hours completed from an accredited institution. Most bachelor's degrees require 120 credit hours. The Kelley Indianapolis MSA and MST Programs provide you an additional 30 credit hours which will qualify you to sit for the CPA exam as well as prepare you with our challenging curriculum.

Here's what you need to sit for the CPA exam:

  • Earned 150 total credit hours
  • Earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution that includes:
    • 24 credit hours of business/economics
    • 24 credit hours of accounting, which must include the following courses:
      • Financial accounting
      • Managerial accounting
      • Taxation
      • Auditing

After completing my MSA at the Kelley School, I was beyond ready for the CPA exam. Not only is the Kelley MSA preparing you to take the CPA exam, it’s preparing you for life.

Christopher Lee, BS’14, MSA’15| Senior Tax Manager, PwC