School of Accountancy Resources

The School of Accountancy is committed to providing resources for students that will help them in their academic career, and their professional growth while at KSU.

  • Putting letters behind your name is very important in the accounting profession. Find a certification that best fits your career goals.
    • Get Certified – This website will give you information on all the certifications. The “gold standard” is Certified Public Accountant (CPA). There are over half a million licensed CPAs in the United States. The CPA credential is the most recognized and broad certification you can earn. CPA is only one of the many options. Visit Get Certified to find one that is a good fit for you

    • IAEP Certificate – The Internal Auditing Education Partnership (IAEP) program was developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) to meet the growing demand for internal audit education at colleges and universities. Kennesaw State School of Accountancy as an IAEP “Center of Excellence” program, facilitates students the opportunity to earn an IAEP Certificate by completing a specified set of courses. Visit IAEP Certificate to learn more.

    • Becker CPA Prep - Kennesaw State School of Accountancy has partnered with Becker CPA prep to provide you with Becker's All Access package at a discounted rate. This includes a complete four-part CPA review with an unlimited access period. Students can use Becker's self-study, live online classes, live in classroom classes, digital and print textbooks, digital flash cards and access to CPA exam success coaches.

    • Becker CPA and CMA Prep - Kennesaw State School of Accountancy has partnered with Becker to provide you with Becker's All Access package at a discounted rate to prepare for the CPA and CMA exams. Students can use Becker's self-study, live online classes, live in classroom classes, digital and print textbooks, digital flash cards and access to CPA or CMA exam success coaches.
    • Georgia Society of CPAs Student Membership - A Georgia Society of CPAs Student Membership is a great resume builder, a way to connect with the profession, and provides you great content for interviews to prove you know what is happening in the Georgia Accounting world. The one-time fee grants you access as a student member for one year after graduation. Join today!
    • Recruitment Handbook – Do you need resume examples, sample interview questions, elevator-pitch examples, thank you note examples, help in preparing for a career fair and lots more? Use this book to guide you. School of Accountancy Partners are committed to recruiting KSU students for internships and full-time jobs. Before you start your job search, check out these companies. They want to hire KSU students first.

    • Dress for Success – Do you know what business casual and business professional dress means? See this guide to get to know how to Dress for your Success.

    • Handshake - Handshake is an online career opportunities platform used by many universities across the country. KSU’s Handshake board is the central way that employers can advertise events and positions directly to students and alumni. Find your next job or internship here.
  • Internships are a must for accounting majors. To receive college credit for an internship you must register for the course just like any other academic course. Get more info on how to turn your internship into college credits.

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  • Employers are looking to hire KSU business and accounting students. Check out the available open positions below:

    Project Bench & Jobs

    Project Bench & Jobs (PB&J) is an innovative program in the Coles College School of Accountancy. Junior, Senior, or MAcc students have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the Atlanta accounting community.

    Employers often have short-term (up to 16 weeks) project-based work requiring additional qualified help. Candidates from the “Bench” can go to work quickly, eliminating the employer’s need to complete a lengthy job posting/search. Employers are willing to work around your class schedule and the expected time commitment is up to 20 hours a week. If you are interested, apply in Handshake, today!

    (Handshake ID: 7971949)

    Our Diamond Partners are Hiring!

    See employment opportunities at our diamond-level partner organizations.

  • Are you working towards your business and accountancy degree? Join a group of like-minded peers to help you grow in your professional business career!

    • Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA)The national professional organization dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos and building their leadership and career skills. ALPFA provides many programs and benefits to aspiring Latino students interested in accounting, finance, or related career professions. Email for more information.

    • Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) - The international honors society for accounting, finance, and information system students. Beta Alpha Psi at KSU is a Superior Chapter for 5 years running! Visit Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) to learn more about the membership requirements.

    • National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)The national association for Black Business Leaders in accounting, finance, and entrepreneurship. The student chapter at KSU promotes the benefits of studying accounting and exposes its members to a vast array of career opportunities and social outlets. Email for more information
  • Gain valuable professional development skills and set yourself apart from your peers. Check back towards the end of Fall semester to see which firms are offering a Summer Leadership Program this summer!

  • The School of Accountancy awards over $200,000 in scholarships each year and students have access to even more scholarships through outside professional organizations. See all the open scholarship applications below.

    • KSU Scholarships -

      At KSU, our students come first. You asked for an easy, straightforward and mobile-friendly way to apply for scholarships – and we delivered. KSU has launched an easy, mobile and personalized process that makes finding and applying for scholarships easier than ever. When you’re ready to find scholarships, our scholarship finder will match you to your best fit opportunities! 

      Deadline: November 1st – March 1st

    • AICPA Legacy Scholarships -

      Get to know the future leaders of the accounting industry. The AICPA Legacy Scholars program is designed to help students of different backgrounds become CPAs by assisting with the cost of their college education. The program also provides scholars with educational and professional development opportunities throughout the year. Check out the various scholarships available!

      Deadline: December 1st - March 1st

    • The Educational Foundation of The Georgia Society of CPAs -

      The Educational Foundation of The Georgia Society of CPAs, Inc. sponsors scholarship programs that provide financial support to accounting majors and those with a concentration in accounting. Students who meet the eligibility requirements listed below are encouraged to apply. All scholarships awarded are to be used for the following school year.

      Deadline: November 1st – February 1st

    Because of the continued support and contributions from our wonderful accounting partners, we are able to fund scholarships for students at our annual Honor's Banquet.

  • Need career tips on how to be successful in the accounting recruitment process or landing that next internship or full-time job offer? Check out Career Conversations!
  • Seniors, we are so proud of you academic achievements and excited to see where you land next! Tell us where you are going by completing our First Destination Survey!

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