Hi, if I study information systems, can I get a CPA in accounting or do I have to do accounting by itself? Is there a huge advantage by choosing accounting and getting CPA over doing information systems for 4 years?
I am more interested in information systems than accounting (I think)
Firstly, do you have any accounting background? If not, I suggest you can take in as a minor in the college or attend accounting courses first.
After you have the fundamental accounting knowledge, you can consider to do the CPA yourself. Alternatively, you can attend online CPA courses online as well.
There are CPA material available in both electronic and physical version. You better to subscribe the material for your revision purpose. There are also mock exam online. You can practice the CPA mock exam.
On the other hand, you can do the CPA exam on part time basis. You can do it either while you are studying your IS undergraduate course or after your graduation.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
Having a accounting degree is helpful and allows for a career pivot later. Passing CPA may not be necessary if you don't go to a traditional career path, but it would not hurt.