Jul 17, 2016

Beis Medrash Gavoha (Lakewood) University



in New Jersey the top school in 2015 producing students passing the CPA exam on their first try was BMG - Beit Medrash Gavoha - in Lakewood.

I am sure there is a very high percentage of smart young men studying in BMG, and when they leave and study for a profession they probably do very well, but I am not sure how BMG is listed as a school whose students pass the CPA exam. Are BMG students studying for the CPA during yeshiva time and taking the tests? Does BMG also offer CPA courses? Are these young men post-BMG in some university or CPA course and just list BMG as their school?  Has BMG become a Yeshiva University or Skokie Yeshiva type place that offers college courses in addition to the yeshiva studies?

I don't understand how BMG can get listed here, no matter how smart their students are.



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5 comments:

  1. A combination of some of the above. They either take a course or self-study after leaving yeshiva, or while in yeshiva (to give them the benefit of the doubt - on their free time, not on yeshiva time as you implied). But these are not college courses. So the only college they've been in is BMG (which is accredited by the State of New Jersey). That's why they list BMG as their school.

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  2. JS: that is totally incorrect, in order to sit for the CPA you must have taken certain courses or be enrolled in a graduate accounting program. Virtually all the BMG studens who take the cpa are enrolled in a night program in Farleigh Dickinson University. While BMG certainly has many smart students, the primary reason BMG placed #1 in New Jersey is due to a combination of small sample size (probably 20 test takers out of 6,000 students in BMG) and the seriousness that the students have for the accounting class (most of the students who take the cpa are married and need jobs to support growing families asap).

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  3. in 2014 the #1 cpa first time passing school was Brookdale Community College. Hardly an Ivy League school, but the same reasons as BMG apply to Brookdale (married people who are much more serious about it and a very low sample size)

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  4. in 2014 the #1 cpa first time passing school was Brookdale Community College. Hardly an Ivy League school, but the same reasons as BMG apply to Brookdale (married people who are much more serious about it and a very low sample size)

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  5. JS: that is totally incorrect, in order to sit for the CPA you must have taken certain courses or be enrolled in a graduate accounting program. Virtually all the BMG studens who take the cpa are enrolled in a night program in Farleigh Dickinson University. While BMG certainly has many smart students, the primary reason BMG placed #1 in New Jersey is due to a combination of small sample size (probably 20 test takers out of 6,000 students in BMG) and the seriousness that the students have for the accounting class (most of the students who take the cpa are married and need jobs to support growing families asap).

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