The UNIBusiness accounting program is a national leader.

Our accounting program will challenge you to become a leader in the accounting profession. UNIBusiness' training and practical experience opportunities, such as the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, will prepare you for employment in public accounting, the corporate community and in government.

UNI CPA Pass Rate 70 and 90 percent

CPA Track

 

UNI is nationally known as a top institution for CPA professionals due to the professional-level exam preparation that is tied into the curriculum. If you plan to practice as a CPA you’ll be responsible for completing a predetermined amount of semester hours. Iowa and most states require 150 credit hours to become a CPA. Typical CPA career track courses include:

  • Principles of Financial Accounting

  • Intermediate Accounting I

  • Intermediate Accounting II

  • Accounting Information Systems

  • Income Tax

  • Auditing

  • Advanced Accounting

  • Legal Concepts for Accountants

  • Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting

  • Advanced Income Tax

  • CPA Review courses

CPA Track - Master of Accounting (MAcc)

Many accounting majors pursuing 150 hours do so by earning their Masters of Accounting degree (MAcc). The program is designed to enhance your applied accounting research and communication skills, problem-solving capability and other skills required to be a successful professional accountant or financial leader. Completion of this program satisfies Iowa and many other states’ 150-hour requirement for CPA certification.

Earning a master’s degree significantly enhances prospects for long-term success and promotion in the accounting profession. If you have a cumulative GPA of over 3.0 and have performed well in upper-level accounting courses, consider applying to the MAcc program.

Click here for more information on MAcc

 

Non-CPA Track

As a Non-CPA track accounting major, you are required to take a minimum of 57 semester hours in accounting and business, although many students elect to take more than the minimum. Students in this track are encouraged to consider the CMA certification. Typical Non-CPA career track courses include:

  • Principles of Financial Accounting

  • Principles of Managerial Accounting

  • Intermediate Accounting I

  • Cost Accounting

  • Intermediate Accounting II

  • Accounting Information Systems

  • Income Tax

  • Auditing

  • Operations Management

  • Business Policy and Strategy

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