An accounting powerhouse

It might best be known for its renowned culinary arts programs, but Sullivan University also houses the largest accounting program of any private university in Kentucky. (It’s third largest of public and private universities.) This robust program has expanded to offer a program designed for aspiring CPAs and other business professionals who wish to combine the well-rounded business and management education of an MBA with focused CPA exam preparation backed by proven results.

For this program, Sullivan University has partnered with Becker Professional Education, a national leader in CPA exam review. A third party research firm verified that students who prepare using Becker passed the CPA exam at double the rate of those that did not. In addition, the top 19 CPA exam scorers in 2010, as determined by the Watt Sells Award, prepared using Becker. The Watt Sells Awards are given to the top 10 CPA candidates who passed each of the four sections of the exam on the first attempt and scored the highest cumulative scores for all four sections within a calendar year. Multiple students tied for top honors in 2010.

How it works

Along with the same foundation of management and business courses taken by all MBA degree-seekers, you will take four accounting-specific classes (one each quarter, for a year). These four courses, which together fulfill the accounting concentration, are accompanied with material from Becker’s CPA review materials. Each of the four classes corresponds with one section of the CPA exam, and they can be taken in any order.

This seamless integration offers you thorough preparation for the CPA exam, as well as a streamlined plan for achieving the required academic hours necessary to become a CPA*. The entire program – MBA, accounting, Becker – is offered through online courses. Some classes are also available on campus for those wishing some physical classroom time.

*Requirements vary by state. It is up to the student to ensure they meet the requirements of their state.

The benefits

About Sullivan University

Sullivan University is Kentucky’s largest private university. It operates campuses in Louisville, Lexington and Ft. Knox, as well a Online campus, which offers convenient online courses to students around the nation and around the world. Sullivan University’s mission is to focus on in-demand programs that lead to successful careers. The university is part of the Sullivan University System, which also includes Spencerian College and Sullivan College of Technology and Design.