CPA Readiness Program

The State of Ohio Accountancy Board requires candidates sitting for the Certified Public Accountant examination to document successful completion of 150 academic credit hours at either the undergraduate or undergraduate/ graduate level. Students with an accounting major from Walsh University will complete 125 credit hours for graduation. The CPA readiness program addresses the 25 credit hour gap between Walsh accounting major requirements and the Ohio Accountancy Board requirement of 150 hours.

The DeVille School of Business developed several options.  The additional hours could be applied towards a second major or minor. Also, several accounting electives are offered. A few suggestions are listed below.

The accounting major opting for the CPA Readiness Program would proceed through the accounting curriculum consistent with an accounting major without CPA aspirations. However upon graduation with the additional elective course work, an accounting major who follows the CPA Readiness Program would meet the Ohio Accountancy Board credit hour requirements to sit for the CPA exam.



Accounting Major Requirements

Business Core Program I (BCPI)

BUS 001Business Power Skills 10
BUS 125Introduction to Business3
BUS 112Business Ethics3
BUS 113Business Communications3
BUS 002Business Power Skills 20
BUS 230Financ/Managerial Accounting3
BUS 231Business Law3
BUS 232FD: Business Statistics3
BUS 233Principles of Marketing3
ECON 203FD:T1:Global Microeconomics3
ECON 204FD: Global Macroeconomics3
Total Hours27

Business Core Program II (BCP II)

BUS 003Business Power Skills 30
BUS 360H1:DV:Cross-Cultural Mgmt3
BUS 361Project Management3
BUS 362Management Information Sys3
BUS 363Corporate Finance I3
BUS 364Business Research & Analytics3
BUS 004Business Power Skills 40
BUS 400CBC Consulting Practice & Exp3
BUS 465H3: Strategic Mgmt Capstone3
Total Hours21

Accounting Major Requirements (B.A.)

Major Requirements
BUS 371Intermediate Accounting I3
BUS 372Intermediate Accounting II3
BUS 373Advanced Managerial Accounting3
BUS 385-ADV:Internship: Accounting 11
BUS 423Federal Tax I, Individual3
BUS 424Federal Tax II, Entities3
BUS 434Auditing3
BUS 470Advanced Accounting I3
BUS 471Advanced Accounting II3
Recommended Electives
Fraud Examination
Intermediate Excel
DV:Internship: Accounting
Advanced Auditing
Accounting Software Systems
Total Hours25

Possible Second Major Choices and Requirements

Accounting Major / Management Major

Additional Courses
BUS 318DV: Human Resource Management3
BUS 361Project Management3
BUS 383Creativity & Design Thinking3
BUS 385DV:Business Internship1-12
BUS 417Operations Management3
BUS 419Supply Chain Management3
BUS 448Systems and Sustainability3
Total Hours19-30

Accounting Major / Marketing Major

Additional Courses
BUS 308Global Integrated Mktg Commun3
BUS 309DM:DV: Consumer Behavior3
BUS 311Marketing Research3
BUS 385DV:Business Internship1-12
BUS 400CBC Consulting Practice & Exp3
BUS 416DM: Marketing Strategy3
BUS 430Digital Marketing3
Select one of the folllowing:3
DV:Business Internship
Product Develop & Innovation
Branding and Brand Mgmt
Total Hours22-33

Accounting Major / Communication Minor

Additional Courses
COM 210Mass Communication and Society3
COM 211Speech3
COM 250Writing for Mass Media3
COM Electives9
Total Hours18

Accounting Major/ Forensic Studies Minor

Additional Courses
Foundation Courses9
T1:FD:Intro to ForensicScience
PSYC 200T1:Psychology of Violence3
Select three of the following:9
Fraud Examination
T1:Studies in Short Fiction
H2b:The Novel
TH1: Intro to Forensic Nursing
T1:Forensic Chemistry
PSYC 350-1ST: Forensic Psychology3
Total Hours24

Accounting Major/ Spanish Minor

Required courses depend on student’s entry level. SPAN 101-SPAN 102 not included.

Additional Courses
SPAN 201
SPAN 202
Intermediate Spanish I
and Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 301
SPAN 302
Advanced Spanish I
and Advanced Spanish II
SPAN 307
SPAN 321
Conversational Spanish
and DV:Latin American Civ/Culture
SPAN 300-400-Level electives as needed
Total Hours18