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Certificate of Advanced Accounting Proficiency
2013 - 2014 Academic Year Program
The Academic Year Certificate of Advanced Accounting Proficiency (CAAP) Program provides the knowledge and understanding of principles of accounting in an intense, nine months sequence of courses offered on either Saturdays or Sundays. The program fosters an intimate learning environment with high-quality faculty, and delivers the necessary accounting units to sit for the CPA exam. There are additional requirements to take the California CPA Exam. For details, please visit: http://www.dca.ca.gov/cba.
Benefits of Santa Clara University's CAAP Program
Who Should Attend
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Program Format and Details
Admission requirements include a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or its foreign equivalent. Students attend classes on Saturdays or Sundays. Applicants for the weekend cohorts can designate their preference for either the Saturday cohort or the Sunday cohort. Class sessions start at 9:00 AM and end at 6:00 PM (unless otherwise noted) and students should anticipate studying between fifteen to twenty hours a week out-of-class. Priority consideration will be given to students who enroll in the entire program (Actg. 181-187)*.
*Individuals who can demonstrate the need for specific accounting classes will be accommodated on a space available basis. Such students should contact the Accounting Department Director at (408) 554-4896.
In order to successfully complete the program, students must receive a minimum overall GPA 2.0 as well as a passing grade in each individual class. A course grade of less than C- requires a meeting with the CAAP Director to obtain permission to continue in the program. Two grades of less than C- will result in automatic dismissal from the program. Those who successfully complete the program will earn a Certificate of Advanced Accounting Proficiency from Santa Clara University
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Lawrence Abbott, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Accounting, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Michael Calegari, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Accounting,
Ted Christensen, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Accounting,
David Cottrell, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Accounting,
Michael Eames, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Accounting,
Haidan Li, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Accounting,
Suzanne Luttman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Accounting,
Susan Parker, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Accounting,
James Sepe, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Accounting,
Neal Ushman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Accounting,
Tuition and Fees
Students must purchase their text books and the average cost is approximately $180 per course.
Payment and Refund Policy
Tuition will be assessed on a quarterly basis. If you withdraw prior to the first day of your first course of the quarter, you will receive a 100% refund (less $200 non-refundable deposit). If you withdraw after the first day of your first course of the quarter, you will not receive a refund for any course that has already started, and will receive a 50% refund for any course that has not yet started.
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For Program Information or Application Questions Please Contact:
Executive Development Center