Professional Accounting


Professional Accounting

Master the core principles and practices of accounting being utilized in virtually every business and industry. Against the backdrop of increasing market globalization, a growing economy, and complex taxation & regulatory environments, the workforce demand for professional accountants has never been higher.

  • Online Learning with edgox Career Support
  • 44 Units
  • 30 Weeks

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About the Program

This program is perfect for general accountants looking to advance or specialize within the field of accounting, or those in need of specific coursework to sit for the California CPA exam. Students advancing through the curriculum of this program will acquire valuable skills and insights needed to make informed financial decisions or to pursue a career in the fast-growing and increasingly global field of accounting.

Suggested Prerequisites Units
ECON X400A - Principles of Financial Accounting I 4
ECON X400B - Principles of Financial Accounting II 4
Required Courses (24 units)
ECON X420A - Intermediate Accounting I 4
ECON X420B - Intermediate Accounting II 4
ECON X420C - Intermediate Accounting III 4
ECON X418 - Financial Statement Analysis 4
ECON X427A - Income Taxes/Individual 4
ECON X427B - Corporate Taxation 4
ECON X432 - Managerial Accounting 4
ECON X433 - Auditing 4
ECON X431 - Advanced Accounting 4

Self-paced Study

Hands-on projects

Writing Assignments


Program Learnings and Insights

  • Prudent applications for advanced accounting methods
  • Auditing, financial statement preparation and analysis
  • Comprehensive and current acumen of financial accounting principles, reporting practices and regulatory requirements
  • How to make sound business decisions based on the implications of the above knowledge areas
  • Financial accounting, individual and corporate Federal income taxation

Admission requirements

Minimum English Language Requirements

English proficiency test must have completed within the last two years.

  • IELTS: 6.5
  • TOEFL: 80
  • CET-4: 550
  • CET-6: 520

About UC Santa Barbara Extension

UCSB Extension, now known as Professional and Continuing Education, is committed to providing essential skills and expertise to compete in today's job market.

The UCSB Extension offers professional courses and certificate programs to UCSB students getting them ready for the competitive job market after graduation. Their International Programs enable visiting scholars and professionals from all over the world to experience the outstanding research and instruction at this top-rated University.

ucsb accolades and rankings

ranked #6 public university in usa

has 6 nobel prize winning faculty.

#20 on “america’s top colleges” (forbes, 2019)

#34 in ‘best national universities’ (us news, 2020)

#57 university in the world (the, 2020)

Contact Information

2160 Kerr Hall University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

93106-1110 | 805-893-4200

Program Fee

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