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Accounting & Business Law Department

Professional Opportunities

A college degree is a major step toward achieving career goals. Professional certifications and associations can provide additional credentials in demonstrating qualifications and skills.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
In order to become a CPA, an individual must pass the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination. The LSUS School of Business offers the courses required to sit for the CPA exam. In order to meet the 150 college semester credit requirement, many students consider completing both a Bachelor' degree and an MBA. For additional requirements beyond graduation, visit: http://cpaboard.state.la.us/.

Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA)
The CMA exam is administered by the Institute of Management Accountants. One step to becoming a CMA is to obtain a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university. A Bachelor of Science degree from the LSUS School of Business can fulfill this requirement. For additional information about the CMA, visit: https://www.imanet.org/cma

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
An undergraduate degree in Accounting from LSUS provides a good start toward obtaining a CFE designation. In addition to a Bachelor's degree, candidates must sit for the exam and be a member in good standing of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. For additional requirements beyond graduation, visit: http://www.acfe.com/

Professional Organizations
Louisiana Certified Public Accountants:  http://www.lcpa.org/
American Institute of CPAs:  http://www.aicpa.org/