Or, search nearly all of the business and general education databases using the search box below.
For research help, schedule an appointment with the Business Librarian below.
Students can join via ThisWayToCPA.com as AICPA Student Affiliate Members. Membership is free for students.
IMA provides certification, the Certified Management Accountant (CMA), for internal financial management responsibilities. Learn more about the certification process. An IMA membership is required to earn and maintain the CMA.
Student Membership is available for a $39 annual fee.
The School of Business offers students the option to choose between Track I (Internship) or Track II (Capstone course) for Accounting Bachelor Completer students who live in: Florida, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. Internships are offered once a year, during the fall quarter.
Students who are interested in pursuing Track I (Internship) should:
1) Connect with their Advisor or Accounting Department Chair, Keitaro Matsuoka, approximately two quarters prior to being scheduled to take the Capstone course to express interest in pursuing an Internship rather than the Capstone course
2) Discuss Internship option with Department Chair, Keitaro Matsuoka
3) Locate and secure their internship site
4) Reach out to the Department Chair, Keitaro Matsuoka, with information about the internship site so that the Department Chair can generate a contract for the internship site to sign. Getting an early start is important, as the contracting process may require weeks to complete.
Make sure your resume is up to date and ready to go. Treat an internship as an extended working interview. There is no guarantee that your internship will lead to an offer for a permanent role, but employers sometimes hire interns. You are welcome to submit your resume for review through Hiration at any time.
Search high and low. Internships are sometimes posted on websites such as Indeed and Rasmussen’s employment portal, Job Connect. Job Connect is Rasmussen University’s job board where employers post internships and job openings specifically for Rasmussen Students and Alumni. Use the link below to access Job Connect, and download the “Simplicity Jobs and Careers” app on your phone or tablet.
Not all internship opportunities are posted online. Research employer websites and call directly even if you don’t see anything posted. When you reach out, introduce yourself as a Rasmussen University student (provide anticipated graduation date) and let them know what you are requesting.
A CPA is a certified public accountant who is licensed by a state board of accountancy to practice public accounting. To obtain a CPA license, most states require the following:
Rasmussen University’s Accounting Bachelor Completer program consists of 180 quarter credits.
Our Accounting programs are not approved by any state board of accountancy or any other state professional licensing agencies.
States can change their own CPA licensure requirements at any time.
Some states allow individuals to sit for the CPA licensing exam before obtaining all required 225 quarter credits.
Passing of the CPA exam is only one of the requirements to become licensed as a CPA. Other requirements include obtaining at least 225 quarter credits of college education.
If you are planning to sit for the CPA Exam:
A CMA is a certified management accountant with expertise in financial accounting and management. The Certified Management Accountant certification requires a college degree, and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) issues the CMA certification.
To be eligible for CMA certification, students must fulfill all of the following requirements:
If you are planning to sit for the CMA Exam: