The PBCA program is intended to satisfy the specific accounting requirements necessary to sit for the CPA examination in the state of Louisiana while simultaneously preparing students for employment in the numerous accounting and accounting-related positions in the Acadiana region and the state. To sit for the examination in Louisiana, the State Board of Certified Accountants of Louisiana requires (1) a baccalaureate degree, (2) a minimum of 150 hours of college/university credit hours, (3) a prescribed set of accounting and business law courses and (4) an additional 21 credit hours of nonaccounting business courses. The State Board of Certified Public Accountants of Louisiana makes the final determination as to eligibility for taking the CPA exam in Louisiana. As such, those interested in sitting for the CPA exam should carefully review the specific state board requirements for eligibility.
The total number of Student Credit Hours required for student completion of the PBCA program is 27 credit hours. Students with degrees in business fields should be able to complete the proposed program in 2 years. Students without degrees in business fields will require an additional 12 to 18 months. The last 18 hours must be completed in residence at the University. All students must meet upper division requirements for the B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration.
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