Become Eligible for CPA in just 4.5 Months after your B.COM/BBA

B.COM/BBA and aspiring for the CPA Certification? EduPristine has a good news for you! ☺

We hope you know that the minimum education requirements for US CPA exams are to have at least 120 credits, which means you must have a PG or a master degree like CA or MBA to be able to fit the eligibility criteria. As a matter of fact, every year of university education in India is equivalent to 30-semester credits of US education, which would not make a B.COM/BBA graduate eligible for CPA, with only 90 credits at hand. But, not anymore…

A recent announcement by Guam State Board of Accountancy, US, stated that Indian B.Com/BBA graduates can now appear for US CPA exams through Guam state board. This has come as a relaxation for those who are looking to kick-start their journey into public accounting as soon as they finish their graduation.

Introducing EduPristine’s US CPA Bridge Course (Weekday Classes) that is a FAST- TRACK COURSE curated only for B.COM/BBA pass-outs. This course has been certified by a renowned UGC Institute. It is an intensive 4.5 months training program that will offer you with the extra 30 credits to help you meet the eligibility criterion and appear for CPA Exams.

About CPA Course:

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is the highest standard of competence in the field of Accountancy across the globe. 6 months training conducted by Industry experts covering U GAAP, GAAS, US Federal Taxation, Business Laws, IFRS, and More.

Become a CPA If You Really Wanna Go Places!

You can become CPA in any International Firms (Accounting n Auditing Firms, Research firms, Investments banks, Hedge Funds, Private equity firms, Commercial banks, Mutual funds, Merger & Acquisition etc.) and choose to go abroad.

You can choose any International public accounting firms, such as any Big 4s, have offices all over the world. If you put in a couple of years with one of their India offices after CPA, you can apply to be transferred to an international office. PWC, KPMG, Deloitte, and E&Y are some of the top CPA recruiters of 2017.

Average CPA salaries are 40% higher than the salaries for most of the jobs nationwide.

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Comparison of CPA course with other courses

The Accounting industry offers you various opportunities to learn via various courses. You can choose which one suits your academic and practical requirement. Along with Accounts, finance industry also beneficial for you to pursue in today’s professional world. The question is – After your graduation which accounting or financial credential should you pursue?

We have investigated, researched and compared many courses to CPA. To help you taking a right decision, we’ve compared most popular credentials like CFA® Program, CMA and ACCA with CPA.

CPA

A Certified Public Accountant is the highest standard of competence in the field of Accountancy across the globe. The exam is administered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), which is the world’s largest accounting body. In order to appear for Certified Public Accountant Examination, the candidate should be a B.Com with PG. Indian CA’s with B.Com are also accepted by quite a few states in the US. However, the exact criteria will vary from State to State.

CPA vs CFA

Chartered Financial Analyst® is a professional credential offered by the CFA® Institute to Investment and Finance professionals. The CFA® Program has three different Levels and the minimum time required to clear all three is around 2.5 years (although the overall average is around 4 years).

 CPACFA
Offered byAICPACFA® Institute
Exam PapersFour sections of Exam ( AUD, FAR, BEC, REG)Three Steps of Exam(Level 1, Level 2, Level 3)
Exam monthsJan-Feb, Mar-Apr, Jul-Aug, Oct-NovJune (Level 1,Level 2,Level 3)
and December (Level 1)
EligibilityPost-Graduation after B.COMGraduation or
4 year of Work experience
Focuses onInvestment banking, hedge funds and portfolio managementAuditing, accounting and Concept of business environment
Time to Complete1.5 years2.5 years
Course fees(Application+ Registration+ Exam fees) $3400 (by Becker)$2400 as early registration (by CFA® institute)
Average salary(In India)INR- 8,24,336 per year (by PayScaleINR- 6,10,128 per year (by PayScale)
Careers
  • Financial forensics
  • Business valuation
  • Personal financial planning
  • IT consulting
  • PortfolioManager
  • Research Analyst
  • Chief Executive
  • Financial Advisor

CPA vs ACCA

ACCA( Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the world’s leading and fastest-growing international accountancy organization which provide high standards of employee learning and development. ACCA provides you skills and knowledge about all areas of business, financial statements, management accounting, business taxation and also business ethics.

 CPA CourseACCA Course
Offered byAICPAACCA
Exam PapersFour sections of Exam ( AUD, FAR, BEC, REG)Fundamental (Knowledge and Skills)- 9 papers and
Professional (Essential and Option)- 5 paper
Exam monthsJan-Feb, Mar-Apr, Jul-Aug, Oct-NovMarch, June, September, December
EligibilityPost-Graduation after B.COM12th from commerce (with 65% marks) or B.COM graduates
Focuses onInvestment banking, hedge funds and portfolio managementFinancial, Management Accounting, Taxation, Business Analysis
Time to Complete1.5 yearsVaries from 6 months to 2 years
Course fees(Application+ Registration+ Exam fees)Total $3400 approx. (by Becker)Total $1793 approx. (by ACCA global)
Average salary(In India)Rupees- 8,24,336 (by PayScale)Rupees- 5,71,000 (by PayScale)
Careers
  • Financial forensics
  • Business valuation
  • Personal financial planning
  • IT consulting
  • Chartered Accountant in India
  • Financial Accountant
  • Management Consultant
  • Tax Consultant

CPA vs CMA

Certified Management Accountant is a globally recognized, advanced-level credential offered by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) USA and the content is regularly reviewed by the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA). The CMA course enhances the value of your current position and expands your career potential.

 CPA CourseCMA Course
Offered byAICPAIMA
Exam PapersFour sections of Exam ( AUD, FAR, BEC, REG)Part 1 and Part 2
Exam monthsJan-Feb, Mar-Apr, Jul-Aug, Oct-NovJan/Feb/
May/Jun/
Sep/Oct
EligibilityPost-Graduation after B.ComGraduation and Two years of professional experience
Focuses onInvestment banking, hedge funds and portfolio managementfinancial planning, Control, decision support, and professional ethics
Time to Complete1.5 years6 months
Course fees(Application+ Registration+ Exam fees)Total $3400 approx. (by Becker)$1325(Professional Member)
$849 (Student Member) (by Becker)
Average salary(In India)Rupees- 8,24,336 (by PayScale)Rupees- 4,05,620 (by PayScale)
Careers
  • Financial forensics
  • Business valuation
  • Personal financial planning
  • IT consulting
  • Cost managers
  • Relationship managers
  • Finance managers
  • Analysts

Since it is not possible to say which course you should target, it’s your decision which one is better for your career or which is more suitable to your academic qualification. In terms of which qualification is better, it is like a question on which Cricket team do you support among South Africa, Australia, England and West-indies. It really depends on what do you plan to work as.

However, if you’re seeking an accounting job in the U.S., don’t overthink and go for the CPA. EduPristine provides training for the CPA certification that will help you to clear the CPA exams easily.

We hope this comparative analysis will help you in choosing the right career for yourself. In case of any queries or doubts about these certifications, feel free to comment below.