Inside the 2018 BEC Exam

Gain Insights into the Structure, Questions, and
Content—and Get Strategies to Pass It on the First Try

Register now to view this 1-hour CPA Exam webinar that was hosted on June 27, 2018.

BEC webinar

The Business and Environment Concepts (BEC) Exam tests your knowledge of a broad range of business and economic concepts, including operations management, financial management and analysis, IT, corporate governance, and more. It’s also the only part of the CPA Exam that includes written communication tasks, which could change the way you prepare for it.

Find out how to get ready to pass the BEC Exam when you register to view this free webinar on-demand. You’ll get the most current information available about the structure of the exam, the types of questions you’ll be asked, the content the exam will likely cover so you know what to study, and the strategies you can use to improve your chances of passing the first time you take the test. Now a four-hour exam, you’ll also get tips to help you pace yourself so you can get through all the sections in the allotted time.

Get to Know COSO’s New ERM Framework

COSO (the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission) recently released a new ERM Framework. It’s the first major update since the original ERM was announced in 2004, and questions about it began appearing in the BEC Exam on April 1, 2018. 

Register for this webinar to get a comprehensive rundown of the new Framework and the types of questions you can expect on the exam. Just one more way this session can help you prepare for (and pass) this segment of the CPA Exam.

Here’s just some of the information you’ll get when you view this free 60-minute webinar:

  • BEC Exam structure so you’ll know what to expect
  • How to plan and organize your answers to the three written communication tasks, which are unique to the BEC exam—and how those tasks will be graded
  • BEC Exam content coverage so you’ll know which topics to focus on in your studies
  • Details on emerging technologies to help you better demonstrate your understanding of the topic in your responses
  • Coverage of the new ERM Framework, with samples of the questions you’ll be asked on the exam  
  • BEC Exam tips and techniques to improve your chances of passing this exam the very first time you take it 

…and much more!

Listen as experts Dan Stone, CPA (inactive) and Denise Probert, CPA, CGMA provide you with the information you’ll need to prepare for and pass the BEC section of the CPA Exam. Best of all, you’ll be able to connect personally with our panel when we open things up for questions from the audience.

Distinguished Presenters

Dan N. Stone, CPA

Dan N. Stone, CPA (inactive), is a Gatton Endowed Chair at the University of Kentucky. He has taught accounting at the university level for 30 years and authored and lectured for Wiley CPAexcel for 10 years. He has a joint PhD degree in accounting and information technology from the University of Texas at Austin. Professor Stone has published more than 40 academic works and is the former senior editor of the Journal of Information Systems.

Denise Probert, CPA, CGMA

Denise Probert, CPA, CGMA, is Director of Curriculum for Accounting Exam Prep at Wiley. She is responsible for all curriculum development and academic instruction for Wiley’s accounting exam prep products. Denise previously served as Vice President of Kaplan CPA Review and has more than 20 years of experience teaching accounting at the university level.