Business Accounting

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE || INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA - According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for accountants and auditors was $70,500 in 2018, with 10% projected job growth by 2026. Does that speak to you? Live online and/or asynchronous class options available.

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This Program is Perfect For...

...those with a strong sense of numbers, accuracy as well as ethics. They need to be trustworthy and reliable. If you are that person, then Accounting is for you. Accountants are necessary for a diverse array of fields and industries. Become one with our courses and certificates, and make a successful career transition.

What you'll learn...

Licensure Disclosure

Completion of the UCSB PaCE Professional Accounting Certification Program does not result in CPA licensure.  While courses in this program may count toward the educational requirements for individual states' boards of accountancy, completion of this program will not, in itself, fulfill the education, professional experience or examination requirements to qualify for CPA licensure. For more information about the requirements for the CPA Licensure, students should consult the State Board of Accountancy for the State or Jurisdiction in which they are interested in practicing. 


  Public UCSB Students International
Individual Courses $685 $514* --
Estimated Certificate Cost $4,205 $3179 $14,745

*25% Discount Available for Current UCSB Students! 


Transfer credit available!

Have you previously earned academic or professional units at another institution? You can apply for transfer credit towards this certificate!

Transfer credit available for courses in:

Accounting | Finance | Economics | Mathematics

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3 Easy Steps to Request Certificate

1) Log into your PaCE Student Account to verify that you have completed all Certificate requirements

2) Click here to request your certificate release

3) Check your email for a Certificate notification from, our official credential provider.

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-Giulia Brofferio