If your career goals include Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation, the Michigan Ross MAcc Program is a great asset. You'll get the solid academic foundation necessary to succeed on the CPA exam and throughout your career.

CPA candidates at the University of Michigan have pass rates that are significantly higher than the national average. Several MAcc alumni have received the prestigious AICPA Elijah Watt Sells Award, an honor given to candidates who obtain a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the CPA exam within one year on their first attempt.

The CPA exam is composed of four sections:

  • AUD — Audit and Attestation
  • BEC — Business Environment and Concepts
  • FAR — Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • REG — Regulation

2015 CPA Exam Pass Rates

  AUD BEC FAR REG
National 47.3 56.5 46.8 49.4
U-M 78.8 92.0 87.0 76.2

Early research on the education requirements mandated by the state where you intend to practice will allow you to plan your elective study to meet their specific conditions. The MAcc program will work with you to meet state requirements, but each State Board of Accountancy makes the final determination on whether or not you are eligible to sit for the exam.

Learn more about the CPA exam by visiting the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy website and the American Institute of CPAs’ (AICPA) This Way to CPA.