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Sample CPA BEC Practice Questions

Some tout Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) as the easiest section because it has the highest pass rate of the four sections that comprise the Uniform CPA Exam. However, underestimating BEC can be a sure path to retaking this section. BEC covers a wide array of topics including Corporate Governance, Economic Concepts and Analysis, Financial […]

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Smart Tips To Succeed On The BEC Writing Section

The Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) test covers many topics that CPA candidates study in business school. BEC is also the only test on the CPA exam that includes written communication (essay) questions. Now, keep in mind that you need to mentally “shift gears” to do well on these questions. Use these tips to succeed […]

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BEC CPA Exam Breakdown – What to Study?

If you’ve earned a business degree, you’ll be familiar with many of the topics on the business environment and concepts (BEC) test. The test covers corporate governance issues, as well as economic concepts. You’ll also see questions on business strategy and decision-making. This post provides a BEC CPA Exam breakdown with some of the most […]

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IFRS vs GAAP – What You Need To Know For The CPA Exam

You can take an entire class on the differences between U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). But just like all the rest of the accounting information you need to know for the CPA exam, you’ll need to condense it down into a memory-friendly format.   What Are IFRS? Similar […]

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BEC Exam Tips

Forcing yourself to sit down to study for the BEC exam can be a challenge. For many, BEC is the final section of the CPA exam still looming over your head. It’s the section of the CPA with the least amount of material potentially tested, and also the most mysterious in terms of what it’s […]

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BEC Exam Format and Content

The Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) test includes a broad range of general business topics. These are topics that students cover in a business school program of study. Your BEC exam format will include 72 multiple-choice questions and 3 written communication, or essay questions. Currently, this is the only test on the CPA exam that […]

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