Keio Ranked First among Japanese Universities on the Certified Public Accountant Examination for the 45th Consecutive Year
January 16, 2020
It has been announced that 1,337 individuals passed the 2019 Certified Public Accountant Examination (1,305 passed in 2018.)
According to the Mita-kai of Certified Public Accountants, 183 of these were graduates of Keio University (144 successful test takers from Keio in 2018). By successfully maintaining pole position among Japanese universities in this year’s exam, Keio has now topped the list of successful test takers for 45 years in a row, since 1975.
Keio University established the Accounting Research and Education Center within the Faculty of Business and Commerce for students studying to pass the exams to become certified public accountants and licensed tax accountants in 1980. The center plans and implements various educational events, including guidance sessions, lectures, and tours of auditors and corporations, while providing wide-ranging support across faculties and year grades.