150-Hour Requirement

As a Western undergraduate accountancy student, you can meet the 150+ credit hour requirements for certification by American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and licensing by the state of Michigan before you graduate! To reach 150 credits, you can dual enroll in our graduate program while finishing up your B.B.A. degree. You’ll not only complete the education requirements for certification and licensing, but you will also be on your way to earning a master’s degree if you choose.

In Michigan, you must complete 150 semester hours of academic credit at an accredited college or university, including either of the following:

  • A graduate degree in accounting or a master of business administration degree that includes not fewer than 12 semester hours of graduate level accounting courses.
  • An academic program consisting of both of the following:
    • Thirty semester hours of accounting subjects, including not more that six semester hours of taxation. Additional semester hours in accounting subjects may be applied toward the general business subject requirements of subdivision (b) (ii) of this subrule.
    • Thirty-nine semester hours with a minimum of three semester hours, but not more than 12 semester hours, in not fewer than five of the following areas:
      • Business law
      • Economics
      • Ethics
      • Finance
      • Management
      • Marketing
      • Taxation
      • Statistics
      • Business policy