This program is completed in collaboration with Cornerstone University. Accounting graduates will be prepared to enter a variety of areas in accountancy but may elect to continue their studies to meet the certified public accountant requirements. Many states, including Michigan, now require 150 semester hours of education to become a CPA. The state of Michigan allows a CPA candidate to take the certification exam after completing a bachelor's degree with appropriate courses. This program will meet those requirements within 124 semester hours, but candidates will need to complete the 150 semester hours and experience requirements before being granted the CPA certificate in Michigan. While some Kuyper College graduates in accounting will pursue a master's degree in a related field to meet the 150-hour requirement, most students couple the accounting program with selected Business Leadership classes to fulfill the requirements for the CPA certification. Some states require that the 150 hours be completed before taking the certification exam.