Business Accounting

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE || INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA - According to the Bureau of Labor Statistic, 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?

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...

Tools and principles in basic intermediate accounting
How to collect, analyze, and interpret financial data
Legal aspects of accounting
Accounting in the context of managerial decision making


Suggested prerequisites Units F W S Su
ECON X400A - Principles of Financial Accounting I 4 UCSB   UCSB  
ECON X400B - Principles of Financial Accounting II 4   UCSB   UCSB
Required 6 courses (24 units)          
ECON X420A - Intermediate Accounting I 4 UCSB   Ventura  
ECON X420B - Intermediate Accounting II  4 UCSB     Ventura
ECON X420C - Intermediate Accounting III 4 UCSB   UCSB UCSB
ECON X418 - Financial Statement Analysis  4 UCSB     UCSB
ECON X432 - Managerial Accounting 4   UCSB   UCSB
BUSAD X408L - Business Law 4 UCSB   UCSB  

Ventura Online       UCSB UCSB        UCSB  / Ventura Blended        Ventura Downtown Santa Barbara

  • International Students need to apply to the International Diploma Program before enrolling in classes from this course schedule. 
  • All classes will be offered remotely through Fall 2020. We will be back to our classroom-based instruction as soon as possible. Please check back in the Fall to confirm the mode of delivery of future courses.

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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. 

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“The Extension classes I have taken benefited me professionally and personally. I would not have a successful career as a business officer at UCSB without the accounting certificate.”

-Giulia Brofferio