CPA Licensure Prep Summer Program

NOW ONLINE! Earn 24 quarter units toward the California education requirements for CPA Licensure in just 10 weeks! This accelerated course of studies is designed to help you prepare to enter the elite professional association of Certified Public Accountants. (June 22 - August 27)

Why CPA Licensure Prep Summer Program?

In only 10 weeks (June 22 - August 27), you can fulfill 24 quarter units (16-semester units) toward the California education requirements for CPA licensure. 

Courses are offered in an intense, high-quality sequence, designed to provide the detailed knowledge and skills desirable in a professional accountant. 

Courses cover professionally based material that expands upon the academic accounting curriculum offered by the UCSB Economics Department. 

Courses provide information that broadens student understanding and knowledge of modern business methods and environments. 

Taken together, the four courses in the sequence also cover topics included in the Uniform CPA Examination. 

The program assumes prior knowledge of cost and financial accounting at a college level.


How do the 24 units apply toward the CPA licensure requirements?

12 units - Accounting
6 units - Either Accounting or Ethics
6 units - Business-Related Subjects

You Will Be Enrolled in the Following Courses

Advanced Auditing and Attestation (ECON X426A)

This course provides in-depth coverage of the theory and practice of the attest role of the accountant. Both auditing and other areas of attesting are addressed. The class provides comprehensive coverage of the entire audit process including engagement planning, audit sampling, audit evidence and the role of technology in the audit. The class also provides coverage of the role and procedures of internal audit. The course is part of a group of four courses that together will provide broad exposure to professional aspects of accounting that are not covered in a traditional college accounting curriculum.

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 1:00PM - 4:30PM
27 Jul 2020 to 04 Aug 2020

Fri 9:00AM - 12:30PM
31 Jul 2020 to 07 Aug 2020

Thu, Mon, Tue 1:00PM - 1:30PM
06 Aug 2020 to 11 Aug 2020

Current Issues in Financial Reporting (ECON X426B)

This course provides a comprehensive study of a range of issues in financial reporting and accounting, including the theoretical and regulatory frameworks of financial statements, recognition, valuation, and measurement of assets, liabilities, equity and income, and the impact of special transactions and events on financial statements.

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 1:00PM - 4:30PM
22 Jun 2020 to 07 Jul 2020

Fri 9:00AM - 12:30PM
26 Jun 2020

The Regulatory Framework of Business (ECON X426C)

This course provides comprehensive coverage of both the legal and tax aspects of the business. Tax issues covered will include the taxation of different business entities as well as individuals, and the impact these have on business decisions. The business law component of the class will include legal issues regarding contracts, professional responsibilities, government regulation, and property, among other items.

Wed, Thu, Mon, Tue 1:00PM - 4:30PM
12 Aug 2020 to 18 Aug 2020

Fri 9:00AM - 12:30PM
14 Aug 2020 to 21 Aug 2020

Thu, Mon, Tue, Wed 1:00PM - 4:30PM
20 Aug 2020 to 27 Aug 2020

Special Topics in Accounting (ECON X426D)

This course provides extensive coverage of selected topics including economic theory, accounting for not-for-profit and government entities, cost and managerial accounting and special issues in corporate taxation.

Thu, Mon, Tue, Wed 1:00PM - 4:30PM
09 Jul 2020 to 21 Jul 2020

Fri 9:00AM - 12:30PM
10 Jul 2020 to 24 Jul 2020

Thu 1:00PM - 4:30PM
23 Jul 2020


Register Now!

$3,800 program fee is due by June 15th, 2020
Program fees will be accepted until June 19th, 2020 on a space-available basis.

Group, employee, and alumni discounts may not be applied to this program.

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