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|June 09 - June 18||180||Michael Calegari|
|June 19 - July 1||181||James Sepe|
|July 2 - July 15||182||Neal Ushman|
|July 16 - July 30||184||Ted Christensen|
|July 31 - August 12||185||Michael Eames|
|August 14 - August 26||187||Larry Abbott|
|August 27 - September 9||186||Suzanne Luttman|
|September 10 - September 20**||183||Susan Parker|
* Please note that dates are tentative and subject to change
**Students who cannot attend the final class on Saturday, September 20, 2014 can instead attend a session on Friday, September 19. The student is responsible for making arrangements with the faculty.
No CAAP Classes will be held on the following dates:
July 4, July 18, July 30, August 13, August 20, September 1
Benefits of Santa Clara University's CAAP Program
Time Effective: We take the guess work out of how long it will take to complete the program. The Weekend CAAP Program is a nine month program that meets just once a week from 9 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on either Saturday or Sunday. The Summer CAAP Program is an accelerated fourteen week program which meets Monday-Friday for four hours per day.
Hassle Free: Tired of registration slots or worrying about whether you'll get the classes you need each quarter? The CAAP Program takes care of all registration hassles so you don't have to. Select which courses you need when filling out our short application form, and we'll take care of the rest.
Cohort Experience: Students are admitted to the CAAP program as part of a group, which moves through the course sequence together. You will have the same classmates in each course, which improves cohesiveness and adult learning.
Industry Support: Recognized and preferred by many accounting firms for recruiting, including the Big 4, Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business is the ideal location for the CAAP Program.
Career Services: In addition to offering the expertise of full-time tenured, Ph.D. level, faculty, we provide resume counseling and organize extracurricular events and networking opportunities to help navigate the job market. In September of 2013 our Career Fair attracted over 150 recruiters from over 30 firms to meet CAAP and SCU Undergraduate accounting students.
Who Should Attend
Professionals for whom an in-depth accounting knowledge would prove beneficial
Individuals seeking a career change or career enhancement through licensure as a CPA
Current graduate and law students interested in sitting for the CPA Exam
Recent graduates who wish to pursue an accounting career and majored in a subject other than accounting
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180 (5 units) Accounting for Business Decisions
181 (6 units) Intermediate Financial Accounting I
182 (6 units) Intermediate Financial Accounting II
183 (6 units) Auditing
184 (6 units) Advanced Accounting
185 (6 units) Cost Management and Strategy
186 (6 units) Tax Aspects of Business Decisions
187 (4 units) Accounting Information Systems
CAAP Faculty Director Santa Clara University
Michael Calegari is Director of the CAAP Program and Associate Professor of the Department of Accounting at Santa Clara University. He is a licensed CPA in California. In 2011, Dr. Calegari was Professor-in-Residence at KPMG in Mountain View, California, where he worked on several engagements involving accounting for income tax provisions.
Dr. Calegari's teaching and research interests are mainly in financial statement analysis and taxation. His research has been published in several leading accounting and tax journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, Issues in Accounting Education, National Tax Journal, Tax Notes, and Journal of the American Taxation Association.
In 2004, Dr. Calegari was co-recipient of the Deloitte Teaching Innovation Award from the American Taxation Association. Before joining Santa Clara University in 2000, Dr. Calegari worked as a CPA in the Bay Area for about ten years and served as an associate professor at Georgia State University. His academic degrees include a B.S.B.A. from the University of San Francisco, a M.S. in Taxation from Golden Gate University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. After joining Santa Clara University, he served as chair of the accounting department during the years 2003-2008 and has taught the lead course in the CAAP Program since 2002.
Dr. Calegari is married to Dr. Mary Calegari, an accounting professor at San Jose State University. They live in Santa Clara.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Professor Lawrence J. Abbott is currently an Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Prior to his current position, Professor Abbott was an Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of Memphis. Professor Abbott received his Phd from the University of Oregon and his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Minnesota. Professor Abbott is a CPA (inactive) and spent four busy seasons as a financial statement auditor and information systems auditor at the Minneapolis office of Ernst & Young. His research has appeared in journals such as The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons and Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory.
Ted Christensen has been a faculty member at Brigham Young University since 2000. Prior to coming to BYU, he was on the faculty at Case Western Reserve University for five years. He received a B.S. degree in accounting at San Jose State University, a M.Acc. degree in tax at Brigham Young University, and a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Georgia. Professor Christensen has authored and coauthored articles published in many journals including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting Organizations and Society, the Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Accounting Horizons, and Issues in Accounting Education. He is also the author of an advanced financial accounting textbook. Professor Christensen has taught financial accounting at all levels, financial statement analysis, business valuation, both introductory and intermediate managerial accounting, and corporate taxation. He is the recipient of numerous awards for both teaching and research. He has been active in serving on various committees of the American Accounting Association and is a CPA.
Brigham Young University
Professor Cottrell joined the faculty at Brigham Young University in 1991. He currently serves as the Associate Director of the School of Accountancy. Prior to coming to BYU he spent five years at The Ohio State University, where he earned his Ph.D. Before pursuing a career in academics he worked as an auditor and consultant for the firm of Ernst & Young in their San Francisco office.
At BYU, Professor Cottrell has developed and taught a case-based accounting and auditing research course in the graduate program, and also has taught financial accounting and corporate financial reporting courses in the School of Accountancy, the MBA program, and the Finance program. He has received numerous awards from the alumni and faculty for his teaching and curriculum development. He has received the Outstanding Professor Award in the college of business as selected by the students in the Finance Society; he has received the Outstanding Teaching Award as selected by the Marriott School of Management; and he is a four-time winner of the collegewide Teaching Excellence Award for Management Skills, which is selected by the Alumni Board of the Marriott School of Management at BYU. In 2005 he was named as a University Faculty Fellow for Teaching and Learning with Technology.
Professor Cottrell also has authored many articles about accounting and auditing issues. His articles have been published in Issues in Accounting Education, The Journal of Accounting Case Research, The Quarterly Review of Distance Education, Journal of Accountancy, The CPA Journal, Internal Auditor, The Tax Executive, and The Journal of International Taxation, among others.
Accounting Santa Clara University
Haidan Li joined the Accounting faculty in the Fall 2008. Her teaching interests include financial accounting and her research includes work in corporate governance, stock-based compensation, and financial accounting and reporting. She received an American Accounting Association Competitive Manuscript Award in 2003 and has published in several journals including the Review of Accounting Studies and the Journal of Law and Economics. She has been an auditor with a CPA firm in Singapore, and has taught at the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Iowa. She received her bachelor's degree in Economics from Zhongshan University (China), and her master's in Economics from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.
Santa Clara University Dr. Eames received his B.S. in Business and a M.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Management from the University of California at Berkeley. He subsequently earned his M.B.A in Finance and Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Washington, Seattle, and obtained his C.P.A in Washington State. His work experience includes environmental and archeological work for the National Park Service, nine years of salmon management and research activities in Washington State, consulting with PriceWaterhouse, and risk management analyses with Bank of America. Dr. Eames’ research interests are mainly in the areas of analyst forecast error and earnings management. His research has been published in leading accounting journals, including The Accounting Review, Contemporary, Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting Research. Dr. Eames and his wife, Leilani, have two sons and live in San Jose. His outside interests include Nordic fiddling and dance, backpacking, fly fishing, and temperate zone pomology.
Dr. Luttman earned her Undergraduate Degree in Accounting and her MBA in Finance and Investments from Indiana University. Her Ph.D. in Accounting is from the University of Illinois. Dr. Luttman researches issues involving the equity and policy effects of income redistribution through tax law and also on the accuracy and causes of inaccuracy of financial analyst's forecasts.
James F. Sepe is an Associate Professor of the Accounting Department, Leavey School of Business and Administration, Santa Clara University. He joined the faculty in 1979 after earning his Ph.D. from the University of Washington. Additional degrees include an M.B.A. from UC Berkeley (1971) and a B.S.C. from Santa Clara (1969). He is a CPA and his practice experience includes two years on the audit staff of a large, international public accounting firm.
Dr. Sepe’s teaching interests are mainly in the financial accounting area, teaching courses in introductory and intermediate financial accounting at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. His research interests concern financial reporting issues and the use of financial information by capital markets. He has published in The Accounting Review, the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Financial Management, the Journal of Accounting Education, and the Journal of Forensic Accounting. He is a co-author of an Intermediate Accounting textbook published by McGraw-Hill/Irwin that is now in its sixth edition.
Dr. Sepe’s professional service includes significant involvement with the Western Region of the American Accounting Association. He has served as program chair and proceedings editor, vice-president, and president for the Western AAA.
Associate Dean, Curriculum
Santa Clara University
Susan Parker is an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Department of Accounting, in the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. Dr. Parker’s teaching and research interests are mainly in the field of auditing. Her research has been published in Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Contemporary Accounting Research and other journals. Some of the topics addressed include the determinants of audit fees and the effect of various corporate governance mechanisms (primarily audit committees) on the financial reporting practices of public companies. She received a doctorate in Accounting from the University of Oregon in 1997.
Accounting Santa Clara University
Education: CORNELL UNIVERSITY
A.B. (1973) Major: Government
MBA (1975) Majors: Accounting, Finance
Ph.D. (1983) Major: Accounting Minors: Statistics, Finance. Dissertation: "An Examination of the Time Series Properties of Beta."
MBA received "With Distinction" (1975)
American Accounting Association Doctoral Fellowship (1981-1982)
Presidential Summer Teaching Grant (With James Sepe) (1985)
Accounting Association Faculty Appreciation Award (1985)
Business Administration Association Teacher of the Year (1987)
Santa Clara University Accounting Development Fund SummerResearch Grant (1988 - 1992, 1998)
Accounting Association Teacher of the Year (1990, 1991)
Santa Clara University Accounting Development Fund Summer Curriculum Development Grant (2001)
Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2003)
Outstanding Faculty Award, presented by the ACE students (2004)
Favorite Accounting Professor, presented by the senior accounting majors (2004)
TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Teaching: CORNELL UNIVERSITY Lecturer in Accounting (Summer: 1980, 1981)
SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY
Visiting Lecturer in Accounting (1978-1979)
Assistant Professor of Accounting (1982 - 1988)
Associate Professor of Accounting (1988 - Present)
PRICE WATERHOUSE & CO. Washington, D.C. Staff Accountant (1975-1977) P
Professional: Certifications and Professional Affiliations: CPA: States of California and Maryland Member: American Accounting Association American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Associate Member – Education) Financial Executives International