Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What are the benefits of attending this program?
The program has been developed to meet the needs of three different groups. One group are students who are applying to M.S. programs in Accounting but lack some of the prerequisite courses to attend. The second group are individuals who would like to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam, but have not taken a sufficient number of accounting courses. The third group are working professionals who would like to improve their knowledge in one or several areas of accounting.
Can I attend only one or two courses or am I required to register for all courses?
You are allowed to register for as many of the courses as you would like. There is a discount for attendees who register for all five courses.
Will these classes allow me to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam?
The requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination are established separately by each license-granting jurisdiction. The program has been designed to include the courses that are most often required. For more information on CPA exam requirements, please see the website of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy: http://www.nasba.org/exams/cpaexam/. In all cases, you should contact the board for the state you are interested in to confirm that they will accept these courses.
Will other MS in Accounting programs accept these courses?
The five courses in the program were selected since they are the ones typically required by MAcc programs in the United States. Generally, international students who attended an accredited program will meet MAcc program requirements related to coursework by attending the Bridge Program. You should contact your program of interest to confirm that these courses will meet their requirements.
Will I receive a certificate at the end of the program?
MAcc programs and CPA Boards generally require for-credit accounting courses, rather than a certificate. For that reason, successful completion of each course results in three graduate-level accounting credits, for a total of 15 credits for this program. Each course will result in a letter grade (not pass/fail) and a transcript will be provided to students.
When is the deadline for registration?
The deadline for submitting your registration is April 30, 2013. Purdue Extended Campus (PEC), who administers the registration, should process your application within two weeks.
What is the cost of the program?
Each 3-credit course costs $2950. If you register for all five courses, the cost is $13,950.
What does the tuition cover?
The tuition covers the following parts of the program: instruction, course materials (excluding textbooks), and breakfast and lunch on instruction days (Monday to Saturday).
What housing options are available?
Purdue Executive Education Programs at the Krannert School of Management is working to arrange dormitory housing during the period of the program. Applicants may also look into hotel housing. The two closest options are:
Purdue Memorial Union Hotel
101 North Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Tel: 1-800-320-6291; 1-765-494-8913
Hilton Garden Inn
356 East State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Is a deposit required?
Yes, a deposit in the sum of $1250 is required to reserve your place in the program. This deposit is due May 15.
Where will the program be held?
All classes will be held at the Krannert School of Management on Purdue’s scenic campus in West Lafayette, Indiana. Instruction will take place in the Krannert Executive Education Building, one of the first buildings in the U.S. constructed specifically for executive education.The program has been developed to meet the needs of three different groups. One group are students who are applying to M.S. programs in Accounting but lack some of the prerequisite courses to attend. The second group are individuals who would like to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam, but have not taken a sufficient number of accounting courses. The third group are working professionals who would like to improve their knowledge in one or several areas of accounting.