Department of Accounting and Finance
Bridgewater State University

CPA information

The purpose of this page is to provide information to Bridgewater State University students regarding the CPA examination.
The information and programs described on this site are subject to change.

Please note that the Massachusetts Board of Accountancy reserves the right to modify requirements/policies at any time. 

I) Helpful documents explaining CPA certification rules and (BSU) programs:
Guide to Meeting CPA Requirements at Bridgewater State University - READ FIRST
Four Options to satisfy CPA education requirements in Massachusetts
(note: BSU satisfies Option-2 and Option-3, providing appropriate course work is completed)
Decision tree to determine which option your education qualifies you for.
II) Other helpful sites regarding CPA certification:
FAQ regarding CPA exam and certification (source: Mass Society of CPAs)
Massachusetts CPA exam application form and information
 (this includes link for optional pre-evaluation of coursework required to sit for CPA exam)
Massachusetts Society of CPAs website  (MSCPA)
Massachusetts Board of Accountancy
AICPA site regarding MA CPA exam rules
Center for Educational Documentation (to evaluate foreign transcripts for U.S. equivalency)
III) Next Step - How do I apply?
Undergraduate Admissions
Graduate Admissions (MS degree and Graduate Certificate)
Registration tools
Course offerings
Projected course offerings (subject to change)
College calendar
Final Exam Schedule
Directions to Bridgewater State University  Includes campus map and MBTA train schedule
 (Department of Accounting and Finance is located in Harrington Hall - main floor)
IV) Program Guides:
 Graduate Certificate in Accounting
 Joint (combined) BS/MS degree  (note: all Accounting-BS and MS-Accounting requirements must be satisfied)
Undergraduate students enrolled at Bridgewater State University who have completed the undergraduate prerequisites, have taken the GMAT examination, and can complete all requirements for their B.S. or B.A. degree in 30 additional credits may apply for the five-year BS/ MSM program. Those admitted take a mix of undergraduate and graduate courses during their fourth and fifth year, and graduate with both degrees. Admission to this program is selective and limited.
Accounting BS  undergraduate degree
Finance BS  undergraduate degree
Double Concentration in Accounting and in Finance  (under this option, undergraduate students may satisfy 150 hours by double-concentrating.  See Guide to Meeting CPA Requirements at Bridgewater State University for more information)
Minor in Accounting and Finance (Not available to students majoring in Accounting and Finance.  Non-majors may elect to minor to determine if they are interested in Accounting)
V) Other links:
Career Services  Rising seniors should contact Career Services prior to completion of their Junior year in order to participate in on-campus recruiting.  Services are also available for graduate students.
Registrar's Office
Course Descriptions
Catalog link for Accounting and Finance Department
Accounting and Finance Department Official Web Page
Blackboard course management system
[Accounting & Finance Department] [School of Business]
[Bridgewater State University Home]