CPA Exam Preparation

A guide to preparing for the CPA exam using the Master of Accountancy curriculum.

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Key Concepts

  • Planning the engagement
  • Internal controls
  • Obtain and document information
  • Review engagement and evaluate information
  • Prepare communications

Courses

  • ACCY 6301 | Contemporary Auditing Theory
  • ACCY 276 | Government Accounting and Auditing

Key Concepts

  • Business Structure
  • Economic Concepts
  • Financial Management
  • Information Technology
  • Planning & Measurement

Courses

  • Business Structure (20%):
    • ACCY 6602 | Business Law: Enterprise Organization
  • Measurement (managerial) (10%):
    • ACCY 6201, 6202 | Cases in Management Accounting I and II
  • All Areas Other Than Business Structure & Measurement (70%)
    • ACCY 6501 | Accounting Information Systems & EDP
    • ACCY 6106 | Financial Statement Analysis

Key Concepts

  • Concepts & Standards for Financial Statements
  • Typical Items in Financial Statements
  • Specific Types of Transactions & Events
  • Accounting & Reporting for Governmental Entities
  • Accounting & Reporting for Non-Governmental & Not-for-Profit Organizations

Courses

  • Business Enterprises (80%)
    • ACCY 6101 | Financial Accounting
    • ACCY 6402 | Financial IncomeTaxation of Partnerships
  • Governmental Entities (10%)
    • ACCY 6701 | Governmental Accounting and Auditing
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations (10%)
    • ACCY 6701 | Governmental Accounting and Auditing

Key Concepts

  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Business Law
  • Federal Tax Procedures & Accounting Issues
  • Federal Taxation of Property Transactions
  • Federal Taxation – Individuals
  • Federal Taxation – Entities

Courses

  • Taxation (60%):
    • ACCY 6401 | Federal Income Taxation
    • ACCY 6402 | Partnership Taxation
    • ACCY 6403 | Corporate Taxation
  • Law & Professional Responsibilities (all areas other than business structure) (40%):
    • ACCY 6601 | Business Law: Contracts, Torts, Property
    • ACCY 6602 | Business Law: Enterprise Organization