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Applied Accounting

Meets California Board of Accountancy educational requirements in Accounting Subjects

This course/program is a Division of Continuing Education offering not affiliated with the Paul Merage School of Business nor does it award Merage degree credits.

Overview

The Applied Accounting Certificate Program teaches students the accounting standards and principles needed to carry out the fundamental tasks of the accounting occupation – providing information to clients by preparing, analyzing, and verifying financial documents. This continuing education program is also designed to meet the accounting subjects educational requirements for students preparing to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination (CPA Exam) without seeking an advanced degree.

Who Should Enroll

  • College graduates who need additional accounting subject courses to meet educational requirements for CPA exam
  • Accounting and Finance Managers
  • Budget and Financial Analysts
  • Internal Auditors
  • Professionals considering the CPA Exam
  • Anyone planning to pursue a career in accounting

Career Insight

Occupational summary for accountants and auditors. Source: Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.

1.29M
Annual Job Openings
(2019)
11.3%
Projected Growth
(2019-2029)
$70k
Median Salary
(Highly experienced workers can earn up to $122k)

Program Benefits

  • Select individual courses or participate in the entire certificate program to satisfy accounting subject educational requirements for CPA Exam
  • Acquire a comprehensive set of accounting competencies
  • Interpret and create financial statements and reports for use in making business decisions
  • Solve complex accounting and business problems in practice
Instructor, Ryan Bourque, talks about why a career in accounting

Course Schedule

Required Courses

TitleWinterSpringSummerFall
ECON X420.11
Financial Accounting (4.50 Units)
ECON X420.11
to be scheduled to be scheduled Online Online
ECON X420.12
Management Accounting (4.50 Units)
ECON X420.12
to be scheduled   Online  
ECON X420.10
Accounting in Business (4.50 Units)
ECON X420.10
  to be scheduled   Online
ECON X420.13
Intermediate Accounting Theory and Practice I (4.50 Units)
ECON X420.13
to be scheduled   Online  
ECON X420.14
Intermediate Accounting Theory and Practice II (4.50 Units)
ECON X420.14
  to be scheduled   Online
ECON X420.15
Individual Federal Income Taxation (4.50 Units)
ECON X420.15
  to be scheduled   Online
ECON X420.16
Corporate Federal Income Taxation (4.50 Units)
ECON X420.16
to be scheduled   Online  
ECON X420.17
Auditing (4.50 Units)
ECON X420.17
to be scheduled   Online  
ECON X420.18
Accounting Information Systems (4.50 Units)
ECON X420.18
  to be scheduled   Online
ECON X420.19
Advanced Accounting (4.50 Units)
ECON X420.19
  to be scheduled   Online

Elective Courses

TitleWinterSpringSummerFall
Non-Certificate Courses
ECON X420.20
Ethics in Accounting (4.50 Units)
ECON X420.20
to be scheduled   Online  

Course schedules are subject to change. Individual courses may be taken without enrolling in the full program.

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Academic Calendar

Event Fall 2021 Winter 2022 Spring 2022 Summer 2022
Registration Begins (after 2pm PT) Jul 15 Oct 21 Jan 20 Apr 21
Courses Begin* (week of) Sep 20 Jan 3 Mar 28 Jun 20
Courses End* (week of) Dec 13 Mar 14 Jun 6 Sep 6
Parking Permits Expire Dec 31 Mar 31 Jun 30 Sep 30
Administrative Holidays Nov 11, Nov 25-26, Dec 23-24, Dec 30-31 Jan 17, Feb 21 Mar 25, May 30 Jul 4, Sep 5

*Actual dates may vary by program.

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Learn How To Earn Your CertificateCertificate Eligibility and Requirements

To earn a certificate, students must complete ten (10) required courses (for a total of 45 quarter units) with a grade of “C” or better in each course. Students with a bachelor’s degree that includes coursework in accounting, may petition to waive up to two (2) required courses* by submitting a petition to transfer form along with the required supplemental documents. To become an official candidate in the program, students pursuing the certificate must submit a Declaration of Candidacy with a non-refundable $125 application fee. Students are encouraged to declare candidacy as soon as possible, but no later than after the third course in the program. To receive the digital certificate after completing all program requirements, students must submit a Request for Certificate. All courses taken at UCI must be completed within five (5) years of starting the program. Students not pursuing a certificate are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

*Petition courses must be completed within the past 5 years. Contact FinancePrograms@ce.uci.edu for approval of courses older than 5 years.

Program graduate, Pamela Njoku, shares how the program paved her way to becoming a CPA.

Advisory Committee

  • John Apuzzo, CPA, CGMA, CBV, ABV, MST, MIT, TEP, Senior Manager, RSM US LLP
  • Ryan Bourque, CPA, MB.T, CKA, Managing Partner, Bourque & Associates, Inc.
  • Tom Busby, CPA, Professor, School of Business, Concordia University, Irvine
  • Doug Gordan, CPA, President, DLG Consulting
  • Raffaele Mari, CPA, CFP®, CGMA, PFS, Lecturer, Economics, University of California, Irvine
  • Kami Refa, CPA, Partner, Moss Adams, LLP
  • Ken Rugeti, CPA, CFF, ABV, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting

On-site Training Available

Our Corporate Training specialists can deliver this program or customize one that fits your organization’s specific needs. Visit Corporate Training or call (949) 824-1847 for information.

English Proficiency Requirement
All certificate programs at UCI Division of Continuing Education (classroom and online formats) require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.