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Accountancy (BS Accountancy, Master in Business Administration programs) – CPA Licensure Disclosure

The Providence College School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs are accredited under the School’s accreditation status. The Department of Accounting is not separately accredited.

Requirements for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license vary by state and involve more than successful degree completion. Candidates for licensure need to satisfy other requirements, including but not limited to completing an application, paying a fee, passing licensure exams, and obtaining work experience. We strongly encourage students and prospective students to contact the licensing body in the state where they plan to practice for information about licensure and certification requirements.

As of April 7, 2021, Providence College has made the following determinations:

  1. The B.S. in Accountancy by itself does not meet all of the educational requirements for any states, because all states require 150 credit hours.
  2. The B.S. in Accountancy program, combined with a PC MBA program, meets the educational requirements of the following states: Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York.
  3. Providence College has not made a determination regarding whether the B.S. in Accountancy program, combined with a PC MBA program, meets the educational requirements in any other states.