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Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find answers to some of our visitors’ most frequently asked questions, sorted by inquiries related to becoming licensed as a CPA or CFA, finding finance degree programs, careers in accounting and finance, and international applicants.
Can I become licensed as a CPA if I earn a degree in finance?
To qualify for licensure as a CPA you must have 150 hours of postsecondary coursework. While some states specify the courses which must be taken, others do not. In some cases, you may find that earning a master’s in finance satisfies licensure requirements. You might also qualify by earning an undergraduate degree in finance and then earning a master’s in accounting. Check with your state board of accountancy for exact requirements.
Can I become a CFA with a bachelor’s degree?
A bachelor’s degree is recommended as the minimum educational requirement for earning the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, which is administered by the CFA Institute. You must also earn professional work experience and meet other qualifications. Contact the CFA Institute for further details.
Finding Finance Degree Programs
Can you send me a list of schools specific to the type of program I am looking for?
We do not maintain lists of programs and are not able to offer personal guidance about selecting a school. Visit our finance schools directory for more information on schools and programs in your area, or contact schools of interest directly. The National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator can also help you find programs sorted by multiple criteria.
How can I enroll in your program?
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finance schools guide.
Careers in Finance
How do I become a CFA?
The Chartered FInancial Analyst (CFA) designation is a widely-recognized finance credential that is administered by the CFA Institute. To qualify, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree, professional work experience, and an international travel passport; pass the CFA exam; and meet professional conduct guidelines. See the CFA Institute website for detailed guidelines.
What careers are available if you have an associate’s or bachelor’s in finance?
An undergraduate degree in finance can open the door to careers in cash and credit management, investor relations, payroll management, and private banking, among others. Visit our career guide to learn more about career possibilities in the finance field. We also recommend reaching out to your professors and your school’s career center or alumni office. Professional finance associations can be another helpful resource.
I am licensed in a finance profession overseas, how do I become licensed in the US?
Licensure requirements in the US vary by state and by the professional role to be filled. Contact the state board of accounting for the state in which you live (or are considering moving to) for detailed requirements on your desired career path. It can also be helpful to review current job postings for common requirements, which you can do on our jobs board.