Educational Requirements

To qualify to take CPA Exam, you must meet the following educational requirements:

36 Quarter units of accounting subjects

(For UCSD Students)

ECON 4/MGT 4, MGT 5, MGT 131A, MGT 131B, MGT 132, MGT 135, MGT 136
(All courses taken for Accounting Minor must be for a letter grade.)
+
2 Other Accounting classes
(see suggestions)

36 Quarter units of business-related subjects

(For UCSD Students)

Major in Economics, Management Science, Joint Math-Economics, Math, Computer Science, International Studies-International Business, International Studies-Economics

30 Quarter units in accounting study subjects

Minimum 9 quarter units in accounting subjects
(3 Accounting classes)
(see suggestions)

For those who are Major in Economics, Management Science, Joint Math-Economics, Math, Computer Science, International Studies-International Business, International Studies-Economics, you are good to go for fulfilling the remaining 21 quarter units.

15 Quarter units in ethics study subject

4 Ethics classes
Suggestions: MGT 16, MGT 117, MGT 146, MGT 164, MGT 166 

Yes this is a lot, but please keep on going, the rewards are endless.

You need 225 quarter units in total.

Additional Notes:
 

1. You can take certain CPA required courses for P/NP.
For example, ethics course, accounting electives such as MGT 133, 134

2. You can use Graduate school units for the 225 units requirement.

3. AP/ Outside units do count towards your 225.

4. AP units do not count towards your UCSD maximum 200 units limit.

5. Your Community College units do count towards the UCSD 200 maximum if taken after starting at UCSD. For example, if you took 12 units the summer after freshman year at a community college, those 12 units do count towards the 200.

Suggestions for Accounting classes

 

MGT 133 Advanced Cost Accounting
MGT 134 Federal Taxation-Individuals
MGT 137 Financial Statement Analysis
MGT 138 Information Technology and Accounting
MGT 139 Accounting Information Systems
MGT 143 Forensic Accounting
MGT 147 Not-for-Profit and Government Accounting
MGT 149 Topics in Accounting

Students can also take these classes at another school: in a Master's in Accounting degree program, at a community college [Foothill], at another university, or at a continuing education program such as UCSD Extension.


 

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