This online program will provide you with the requisite knowledge to sit for the Examinations administered for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Being a CPA means being a member of a professional order and the EBU Program is designed to encourage the development of critical thinking, analysis and communication skills. By facilitating personal growth and the ability to adapt and respond to a complex and changing environment, this EBU Certified Public Accountant program helps you acquire advanced knowledge in accounting, problem-solving skills, professional communication skills, research and analytical skills and related aspects of business.
Students have a scheduled 24 months to complete the online course (6 sections with each section having 3 courses per term). Some sections do not have to be completed consecutively. Once registered, you will have access to the EBU Online campus and global community of students. Your password and access information will be emailed to you in time for the start of class.
The starting dates are October, January and March of each year. Live webinars conducted once a week for 1 hour with a Professor will take place generally between 16:00hrs – 18:00hrs CET. Discussion forums will take place during the 24 month program and participation is mandatory. Upon successful passing of courses students will receive a European University CPA Completion Certificate and may proceed to obtaining country specific exams.
Important: Please be advised that for the CPA program – students MUST complete one section (all 3 courses) every term. The Scholarship requirement is that they must enrol in all three courses and pay a commitment fee for each – otherwise the scholarship is revoked. EBU provides full scholarships for prospective students who wish to enrol with the payment of a €20 commitment fee per course for a total of €360 (18 courses) payable at €20 per course upon enrollment. For more information: https://ebi.lu/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CPA-Certificate-Program-Overview.pdf
- Business Strategy, governance and ethics
- Advanced Managerial Accounting
- Advanced financial management
Business Strategy, governance and ethics:
Global Strategy and consolidates and builds on knowledge candidates have gained in the other subjects: In an increasingly complex business environment characterised by change, uncertainty and escalating competition, the disciplines of strategy and leadership have become critical to successful organisational performance. The aim of this subject is to link the knowledge expected of the future finance professional to the concepts of strategy and leadership. The future finance professional is expected to use a range of technical information to make decisions for the future of the business within an ethical framework of operation. This subject demonstrates that accounting information, ethics, strategy and leadership are applicable to finance professionals, in a global context and in diverse organisational settings. The subject materials address the needs of candidates operating in different international markets in varying roles, including content on current and emerging technologies and emerging business models.
Advanced Managerial Accounting
This course is based on the prior completion of Management Accounting. The objective is to provide students with an appreciation of management accounting and to explore how they have impacted practice. This course will explain and understand real-world management accounting, examine both social and technical aspects of the discipline together, and consider management accounting and Activity-based costing, Balanced Scorecard, Strategy execution, Cost volume profit analysis, and more advanced topics.
Advanced financial management:
The aim of the syllabus is to apply relevant knowledge, and skills and exercise professional judgment as expected of a senior financial executive or advisor, in taking or recommending decisions relating to the financial management of an organization in private and public sectors. This syllabus develops upon the core financial management knowledge and skills covered in the Financial Management syllabus and prepares candidates to advise management and/or clients on complex strategic financial management issues facing an organisation. The syllabus starts by exploring the role and responsibility of a senior executive or advisor in meeting competing needs of stakeholders within the business environment of multinationals. The syllabus then re-examines investment and financing decisions, with the emphasis moving towards the strategic consequences of making such decisions in a domestic, as well as international, context. Candidates are then expected to develop further advisory skills in planning strategic acquisitions and mergers and corporate re-organisations. The next part of the syllabus re-examines, in the broadest sense, the existence of risks in business and the sophisticated strategies which are employed in order to manage such Advanced Financial Management All rights reserved. risks. It builds on what candidates would have covered in the Financial Management syllabus.