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Business Administration - Accounting (Post Degree Diploma)

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Total Credits: 45+
Credential: Post Degree Diploma in Business Administration - Accounting
Program Code: BUS.ACCT.PDD
CIP: 52.0201


The Post Degree Diploma in Business Administration - Accounting is designed to provide students with the background and knowledge to enter business or government in an accounting capacity.

It is targeted towards students taking courses to satisfy CPA (Chartered Professional Accountants) prerequisite course requirements.  Co-operative Work Experience is available for this program.

The program consists of 15 courses and can be completed in approximately one year if taken on a full time basis and started in the Winter term.


One of:

One of:

And all of:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Prepare and interpret financial information for a variety of users.
  • Analyze business problems and recommend appropriate financial solutions.
  • Evaluate risk within the parameters of accounting, taxation, and assurance and develop recommendations for managed risk.  
  • Analyze existing practices relative to current standards.
  • Research technical issues to effectively respond to business requirements.
  • Apply current financial, assurance, and taxation standards to business situations.
  • Communicate financial information effectively to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Assess the ethical issues in business decision-making within the parameters of accounting, taxation, and assurance.


One of:

Two of:

  • Any 100-level or higher non-School of Business course Credits: 3 ***
  • Any 100-level or higher School of Business course Credits 3 ***


Two of:

  • Any 100 level or higher School of Business course Credits: 6 ***


* Students who have received transfer credit for FIN 210  but not FIN 110  will be eligible for a 3-credit substitution.

** ACCT 470 has been cancelled effective Summer 2019.

*** Courses not acceptable for use as electives:

Optional Program Credential Designation

Additional Information

Students must complete all CPA prerequisite courses (see for list of courses) before they can register in CPA Professional Education Program administered by CPA Canada.  Note that CPA Canada requires a minimum grade of 60% in all prerequisite courses.

Program Completion Requirements

  • An overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 (C+).
  • Students must have completed an accredited bachelor degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.