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Certified Public Accountant – Business Environment and Concepts (BEC)

Course Overview

The CPA designation provides assurance to the public, the government, and the business community that CPA licensees have obtained the education and relevant work experience necessary to perform specialized accounting, auditing, and reporting services within a strict code of professional ethics.

The BEC section requires demonstrating an understanding of general business concepts including the global business environment and individual business strategies. Knowledge is demonstrated through written examples and scenarios. This component tests candidates’ knowledge of financial reporting, tax preparation, auditing, and attestation. Communication skills are of importance in this section.


To qualify for the CPA Exam as an international candidate, you need to meet educational and other requirements specific to the state or jurisdiction in which you intend to be licensed to practice.

Most states require that you have a bachelor’s degree before you sit for the exam. However, some states require that you have 150 hours of coursework (the equivalent of a Master’s degree) before you qualify to sit.

  • Globally recognized certification
  • Higher Income
  • More Job Opportunities
  • Commitment to ethics and professionalism
Exam Format

The 4 exam sections take on a wide range of topics within these areas. The exam sections also include 3 different question types: multiple-choice (MCQs), task-based simulations (TBSs), and written communications (WCs). The exam presents dozens of these questions in a total of 5 testlets, all of which you must complete in 4 hours.

  • Testlet 1: 31 MCQs
  • Testlet 2: 31 MCQs
  • Testlet 3: 2 TBSs
  • Testlet 4: 2 TBSs
  • Testlet 5: 3 WCs
Exam Syllabus
  • Corporate Governance: 17-27%
  • Economic Concepts and Analysis: 17-27%
  • Financial Management: 11-21%
  • Information Technology: 15-25%
  • Operations Management: 15-25%
Exam Date
  • January 1 to March 10
  • April 1 to June 10
  • July 1 to September 10
  • October 1 to December 10
Training Method

Live Weekly Classroom and review sessions with direct feedback from trainers

Training Details
  • Training Dates: TBA (2 months)
  • Training Days: 2 days/week
  • Training Timing: 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Training Language: 50% English 50% Arabic
  • Material Language: English
  • Training Venue: In house or 5 Star hotel
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