FAQs

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Your needs are individualized, so it makes sense that your questions are, too. Our admissions team is ready to answer your questions and can be reached at msacct@stthomas.edu or (651) 962-4110. But if your questions need answers now, here are some quick answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Does the program help me meet the 150-hour requirement?

Yes, it meets the educational requirements for CPA certification in Minnesota as well as most other jurisdictions.

Are prerequisites required?

A bachelor's degree in accounting or its equivalent from an regionally accredited college or university in the United States or the equivalent from an international college or university is required. You must be knowledgeable of U.S. financial reporting standards. 

Equivalent courses of study include an intermediate accounting sequence of courses, auditing, corporate income tax, cost accounting, advanced accounting, accounting information systems, business law and financial management.

Can I continue to work and attend this program?

This is a full-time program in every sense of the word. You will spend as much time on program activities outside of class as you do in class. The structure and time commitments are simply not conducive to maintaining meaningful employment. Flexible, part-time jobs not exceeding 10 to 15 hours per week might be possible once you have adapted to the rigors of a full-time academic program.

Is this an accredited program?

Yes, the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS).