Accounting @ Berkeley

Center for Financial Reporting & Management

Berkeley Charter of Professional Accountancy

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 needed for the CPA.

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-notch faculty doing cutting-edge research at one of the nation's leading universities. Berkeley Haas:

  • Undergraduate business program tied with MIT as the #2 in the US News & World Report YEAR ranking
  • Full-time MBA Program ranked #5 in the US and #6 in the global "Which MBA?" list released by The Economist, October 2015
  • Evening & Weekend MBA Program named #1 by the US News & World Report, 3 years running

Through the Center for Financial Reporting and Management, you gain access to the leading accounting and management consulting firms, as well as companies and public entities that employ accountants. You become part of a professional network that will serve you well throughout your career.

Classes-all weekday evening lectures-are held on the University of California, 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 127: Financial Reporting and Valuation

Summer II: Advanced BCPA

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

Classes start May 23, 2016 and end August 12, 2016.

For more information contact bcpa@berkeley.edu