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Accounting Alumni Pass All 4 CPA Exams on First Try

Published on August 27, 2014

• Susquehanna prepares students to enter career right after graduation

Susquehanna University accounting alumna Emily MurawaSusquehanna University accounting graduates Emily Murawa and Cameron Dougherty, both members of the Class of 2014, have already passed all four sections of the certified public accountant (CPA) exam on their first attempt. This distinctive and impressive feat is accomplished by very few students immediately after finishing their undergraduate degree. Dougherty, who graduated in May, is employed as an audit assistant with Deloitte in Philadelphia, while Murawa will begin her employment at KPMG this fall.

Susquehanna University accounting alumnus Cameron DoughertyHow else do Murawa and Dougherty stand out from other candidates who pass the CPA exam? Like most graduates of Susquehanna’s accounting program, they did not need additional schooling to prepare to sit for the exam. At most other colleges, you need five years and a master’s degree to meet the 150 hours of academic credits required to qualify for the exam. Instead, Susquehanna’s accounting program is organized to prepare students to immediately enter their career, saving them a year of schooling and tuition. Susquehanna students pass the CPA exams at a rate that exceeds the national average.

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