About the Certificate
The Berkeley Charter of Professional Accountancy (BCPA) is a unique program that provides comprehensive accounting coursework with professional networking events. In just two summers, students can complete all of the coursework needed to satisfy the 30 accounting subjects units for CPA licensure in California. Students can earn the BCPA certificate by completing four courses (14-16 units) in one summer.
Classes are taught by full-time faculty from the Haas School of Business. Class lectures are held on weekday evenings (starting at 6:00pm) on the Berkeley Campus at the Haas School of Business. The program includes office visits to top international accounting firms, networking events with recruiters and professionals, and support throughout the recruiting process. BCPA alums have secured internship and full-time positions at Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PwC, and other national firms in the areas of auditing, taxation, and consulting.
Admission to the program is open to anyone interested in pursuing a career in accounting, finance, economics, or consulting. Students from any major and institution are encouraged to apply.
Students take four courses over 12 weeks (one summer). Courses must be taken for a letter grade and students must receive a C- or above to receive a certificate of completion.
Students have the option to earn the certificate by completing only one summer — two are not required.
Summer I: Introductory BCPA
|UGBA 102A||Financial Accounting||3|
|UGBA 102B||Managerial Accounting||3|
|UGBA 120AA||Intermediate Financial Accounting 1||4|
|UGBA 122||Financial Information Analysis||4|
Summer II: Advanced BCPA
|UGBA 120AB||Intermediate Financial Accounting 2||4|
|UGBA 120B||Advanced Financial Accounting||4|
|UGBA 121||Federal Income Tax Accounting||4|
Center for Financial Reporting and Management
F424 Faculty Building
Haas School of Business