Certificate in CPA Exam Preparation: Business-Related Subjects Requirement
The CPA Exam Preparation: Business-Related Subjects Requirement Certificate of Achievement is designed for students who have earned a four-year degree or higher in a field other than accounting and need to earn the required business-related subject credits to sit for the CPA exam.
Upon completion of the program, a student will meet the California Board of Accountancy’s 24-unit educational requirement for “Business-Related Subjects." Successfully passing the CPA exam opens a range of career opportunities in the public, private and non-profit accounting fields.
|Complete twenty-four (24) units minimum from the following courses:|
|Taxation of Business Entities||4|
|Computerized Income Tax Preparation||2|
|Volunteer Income Tax Assistance I||1|
|Volunteer Income Tax Assistance II||2|
|Tax Practices and Procedures||3|
|Intermediate Accounting I||3|
|Intermediate Accounting II||3|
|Introduction to Business||3|
|Fundamentals of Importing and Exporting||3|
|Principles of Money Management||3|
|Business Law and the Legal Environment I||3|
|Business Law and the Legal Environment II||3|
|Small Business Management||3|
|Human Relations in the Workplace||3|
|Human Resources Management||3|
|Introduction to Management||3|
|Elements of Marketing||3|
|Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
or ECON 101H
|Principles of Macroeconomics - Honors|
|Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|Network Operating Systems||4|
|Network and Computer Security||4|
|Computer Information Systems||3.5|
|Cybersecurity: Ethical Hacking||3|
|Microcomputer Applications I||4|
|Introduction to Database Concepts||3|
|Database Principles Using SQL||3|
|Introduction to Cloud Computing||3|
or MATH 165H
|Introductory Statistics - Honors|
|Calculus for Business and Social Sciences||4|
Note 1: Any of the courses above can be taken to satisfy the 24 unit business-related subject requirement.
Note 2: For the purpose of satisfying the CPA exam business-related subjects requirement, any accounting subjects in excess of the 24 units needed to fulfill the accounting subject requirement can be taken to satisfy the 24 unit business-related subject requirement.
Note 3: Some of the courses in this certificate are also included in the CPA Exam Preparation: Accounting Subjects Requirement Certificate and the CPA Licensure: Accounting Study and Ethics Certificate. For purposes of satisfying the course requirements for this certificate, only select courses that have not been counted towards the CPA Exam Preparation: Accounting Subjects Requirement Certificate and/or the CPA Licensure: Accounting Study and Ethics Certificate.
Note 4: To sit for the CPA Exam, you must have baccalaureate degree or higher, including 24 semester units of accounting subjects and 24 semester units of business-related subjects.
Students should visit the California Board of Accountancy website at https://www.dca.ca.gov/cba/index.shtml for more information regarding the educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam and the requirements for CPA licensure.
Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing the CPA Exam Preparation: Business-Related Subjects Requirement Certificate of Achievement will:
- Acquire an understanding of concepts related to accounting, economics, business management and operations, marketing, finance, business law, human resource management, computer information systems and business communications.
- Understand the interrelationship between accounting, economics, business management and operations, marketing, finance, human resource management, business law, computer information systems and business communications.
- Satisfy the 24-unit educational requirement for business-related subject to sit for the Uniform CPA exam.
There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.
To explore more about this major, schedule an appointment with a career counselor.