CPA Exam

Become a certified public accountant.

In order to sit for the CPA exam, students must have completed a minimum of 120 credit hours from an accredited institution. The Kelley Indianapolis MSA and MST Programs provide you an additional 30 credit hours which will qualify you to be licensed as a CPA in Indiana as well as prepare you for the CPA exam with our challenging curriculum.

Here's what you need to become a licensed CPA:

  • 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