That depends on where you want your career to take you. You can apply the strong foundation in quantitative analysis, core business skills, and business ethics that Accounting @ Berkeley provides to launch a career working in any business sector, in management consulting, at a public accounting firm, or in government–and that’s just a few of the more obvious examples.

Accounting Professional

Every business large or small, in every sector, relies on accounting professionals–that includes leading technology firms, manufacturers, and retailers, health care companies, banks, and consulting firms. Taking our accounting coursework prepares you to step into the world of CFOs, auditors, controllers, and corporate treasurers.

Certified Public Accountant

There are three steps to becoming a CPA, and Accounting @ Berkeley can help you prepare for and accomplish all three.

The rules for becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) are set by the State of California, and the sooner you start planning your coursework, the easier your pathway will be. The Center for Financial Reporting and Management offers workshops on coursework requirements, and academic and career counseling to help you make the best choices to reach your destination.

We recommend you participate in a CPA exam preparation program.