Accounting @ Berkeley

Center for Financial Reporting & Management

Gain knowledge of the discipline, prepare for the CPA exam, and demonstrate your commitment to employers by attaining the Berkeley Charter of Professional Accountancy (BCPA).

In just two summers, you can complete all of the coursework needed to satisfy the 30 accounting units for CPA licensure.

The BCPA provides you with the accounting knowledge to pursue a CPA, as well as careers in economics, finance, and accounting more broadly. This program puts you in the classroom with top faculty at one of the nation's leading universities.

  • UC Berkeley ranked #1 public university in the nation - U.S. News and World Report (2016)
  • UC Berkeley ranked #1 public university in the world - Shanghai Rankings (2016)
  • UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business ranked #2 undergraduate program in the nation - U.S. News and World Report (2016)

Courses focus on fundamental technical skills and real-world application to enhance your marketability. The Center for Financial Reporting and Management's relationships with national, regional, and local accounting firms provide you with the connections you need to enter the profession. Program fee includes office visits to Big 4 accounting firms in San Francisco and CFRM support through the recruiting process. Past BCPA graduates landed positions at Deloitte, EY, KPMG, and PwC.

Class lectures are held on weekday evenings on the UC Berkeley campus at the Haas School of Business.

BCPA Curriculum

Summer I: Introductory BCPA

  • UGBA 102A: Intro Financial Accounting
  • UGBA 102B: Intro Managerial Accounting
  • UGBA 120AA: Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • UGBA 122: Financial Information Analysis

Summer II: Advanced BCPA

  • UGBA 120AB: Intermediate Financial Accounting II
  • UGBA 120B: Advanced Financial Accounting
  • UGBA 121: Federal Income Tax
  • UGBA 126: Auditing

Currently accepting applications for Summer 2017. APPLY NOW!

Contact bcpa@berkeley.edu for more information.