taking grad classes as an undergrad is just a way to show your advanced understanding/ambition/interest for accounting and obstacles as a whole. I never thought of it that way until a few accountants told me this when i asked about how to choose the right school, a hard task since accounting isnt very particular to the name that resides on your diploma.
And UCSC is an accounting emphasis, same as UCSB. UCLA and UCI are accounting minors, but checking the requirments, they are pretty much 100% identical. The only difference i see is that UCLA students, upon graduation, work in a wider array of locations when compared to the others except UCSB which i am still trying to figure out, or i could be smart and just contact their accounting society and find out faster.
UCSC, silicon valley on up through san fran, but mainly silicon. UCI equates mainly to orange county and PWC in downtown LA. And UCSB sends plenty to so cal, but nor cal i have no clue, but i would think it would be a good number considering UCSB includes a hardy mix from both north and south
But if accounting is really your focus and you are sure, i would suggest adding cal states into your possibilities. I have already applied to sdsu, long beach and fullerton with the slight possibility of san jose (great working along side companies such as adobe which i believe is a few blocks away from campus) along with my other choices of mainly UCSB and UCSC due to the intergrated information management major which is comp sci, comp eng, econ with possibility of acct emphasis if you are daring enough