Human resources with specialized knowledge in accounting or related official qualifications (such as CPA) are strongly sought after by Japanese businesses earnestly pursuing reforms and financial solidification in order to win out in the fierce international competition. CPAs, recognized for their professional knowledge and experience, are needed by not only auditing and accounting firms but also business consultancies, economic research institutes and major businesses as accountants and financial managers. Responding to such societal needs, national policy measures have been adopted to increase the number of CPA, including major modifications in the CPA qualifying examination system.
Since Kansai University has produced a large number of successful candidates in the CPA qualifying examination, many Kansai University graduates serve as directors of CPA’s associations and members of accounting firms. Kansai University provides active support in various forms for students hoping to become a CPA. We encourage you to seriously consider your future career as professionals in accountancy and take the CPA qualifying examination.
(1) Kansai University has a Graduate School of Accountancy for future CPAs and other accounting professionals. For undergraduates considering going to the Graduate School of Accountancy, Accounting Special Program (ASP) is conducted to support their studies and build up their basic abilities.
(2) Faculty of Business and Commerce students can benefit from the credit certification system that converts successful results in the bookkeeping and other professional skill examinations organized by the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry into academic credits, as well as specialized Accounting Professionals Program (APP) subjects designed for students who wish to become a CPA.
(3) Kansai University’s Extension Reed Center offers an introductory course in accounting in partnership with an external school specializing in CPA qualifying examination preparation.
(4) In the autumn semester, the Faculty of Business and Commerce organizes a bookkeeping contest as part of the last-minute preparations for the bookkeeping skill examinations organized by the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Contestants with outstanding results receive cash gifts as assistance toward their CPA qualifying examination preparation at the Extension Reed Center or other specialized establishment.
(5) The Faculty of Business and Commerce organizes information meetings on the CPA qualifying system, lectures featuring the Vice President of the Japan Institute of Certified Public Accountants and successful candidates of past CPA qualifying examinations as speakers, so as to provide useful information related to CPA.
(6) A study hall is available on Senriyama Campus (Second Campus, Building No. 2) for exclusive use by students who complete prescribed formalities in early April and late September at the Educational Affairs Center's Second Campus Office. This study hall is equipped with books and journals related to the CPA qualifying examination as well as desks for individual study.