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Prepare for the CPA Exam with Wiley CPAexcel®

Special Discount for Online Accounting Students

Students of the University of New Haven’s online BS and MS in Accounting programs are eligible for a discount on Wiley CPAexcel®, a CPA exam prep tool endorsed by the Big Four Firms. With a 90% pass rate, this online tool is designed to help you excel in each course and prepare for the CPA exam through visual learning exercises, digestible lessons, and more than 20,000 test questions. Plus, you’ll have continuous access to the tool’s online test prep material until you pass the CPA exam.

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Why the Big Four Matter

The Big Four accounting firms audit more than 80% of all public companies in the United States, placing them among the most trusted names in the field. In addition to offering expert tax services, these companies also set the standard for management and assurance services.

1) Deloitte LLP

Deloitte LLP is the number one firm in the United States. The company began as three separate companies of William Deloitte, Charles Haskins, Elijah Sells and George Touche, and is consistently voted as one of the best employers to work for by Fortune Magazine.

2) PricewaterhouseCoopers

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) is ranked as the number two accounting firm in the United States. The company, founded by Samuel Lowell Price, began in London in 1849 and now offers a plethora of services to clients, including audit and assurance, consulting, IFRS reporting and tax services. Current and potential employees of the company benefit from a wide range of specializations. PwC maintains one of the most diverse working environments in the U.S. and is ranked number five of 50 companies by “Diversity Inc.”

3) Ernst & Young

With locations in more than 150 countries and over 700 offices, Ernst & Young offer an array of services such as assurance, taxes, advisement, transactions and many more. This wide range of services also allows the company to cater to a very diverse group of employees.


KPMG rounds out the list of the Big 4. The company has more than 670 offices located in over 150 countries and was originally established in 1911 when William Barclay Peat & Co. merged with Marwick Mitchell & Co. to form Peat Marwick. KPMG offers three main services: audits, advisory services and taxes. However, these three services can be broken down into many sub-services, making KPMG a full-service firm.

Why Choose Wiley CPAexcel®

Wiley CPAexcel® boasts a 90 percent pass rate1 of the CPA exam for those who have utilized it to study. Additional features include the following:

  • 90% CPA exam pass rate1
  • 93% of accounting professionals recommend
  • 100% online study materials
  • 20,000+ practice exam questions and simulations to review
  • 140+ hours of video lectures
  • Unlimited access to the tool until you pass the CPA exam
Here’s how Wiley CPAexcel® compares to the competition:WILEYBECKERROGER
Past Guarantee
  • Free Course repeats and updates UNTIL YOU PASS
No special requirements or fine print
50% extra per section
Cut-off at 24 months
Bite-sized Lessons
  • Master each lesson in as little as 30 mins
Accredited University Professors
  • Content written and lectured by professors from the leading accounting universities
AICPA Past Exam Questions
  • Multiple choice questions with full answer rationales
Task-based Simulations600300200

Accounting Success Starts with Wiley CPAexcel®

Start preparing for the CPA exam today with Wiley CPAexcel®. Learn more about the University of New Haven’s student discount opportunity by contacting an enrollment counselor, or learn more about Wiley CPAexcel® here.


  1. Wiley. Our CPA Exam Pass Rate. Accessed June 27, 2017, from