North Central College - Naperville, IL


CPA Exam

  • Illinois law requires 150 semester hours, plus a bachelor’s degree.
  • North Central students can complete nearly 150 semester hours over four years, working with accounting faculty advisors .
  • After completing the undergraduate degree with 120 semester hours, another 36 hours in our graduate program will earn you a master’s degree.
  • Consider our Integrated 5-year CPA Track which offers a plan to complete 126 semester hours by the end of the senior year and completion of only 24 additional graduate semester hours to receive an MBA degree.

CPA Certification with CMA or Corporate Tracks

After graduation with either the CMA or Corporate Tracks, you can take an additional 30 hours to sit for the CPA exam in Illinois.

For more information about certifications, visit the professional associations below:

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants CPA Certified Public Accountant

Institute of Management Accountants CMA Certified Management Accountant

Information Systems Audit and Control Association CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor

The Institute of Internal Auditors CIA Certified Internal Auditor

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners CFE Certified Fraud Examiners

Institute of Management Accountants CFM Certified Financial Manager