Curriculum Guideline

Accounting (Bachelor of Business Administration)

Effective Date:
Program Code
BBAA
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Accounting
Credential Type
Bachelor's Degree
Transcript Title
BA-Accounting - Bach Degree FT
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201630
End Term
Not Specified
Institutional Unit
Accounting
Credential
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Length of Program
Eight semesters
Credits
121.50
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

 

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 121.50 credits
  • 45 Upper Level (3000-4000) credits required
  • 25% (30 credits) of all course work and of upper level must be completed at Douglas College
  • A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required
  • 1000-2000 level courses must be University Transferable (courses that transfer to one of the 5 Research Universities - SFU, UBC, UBCO, UNBC or UVIC) according to the BC Transfer Guide
  • Courses marked with an asterisk (*) require a minimum "C" grade in all prerequisites.

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

Required Courses:

ACCT 1110 *

Principles of Accounting I (or ACCT 1235, see note 1)

3.00

ACCT 1210 *

Principles of Accounting II

3.00

ACCT 1222 *

Computer Applications for Accounting

3.00

ACCT 2320 *

Introductory Management Accounting

3.00

ACCT 3310 *

Intermediate Accounting I

3.00

ACCT 3370 *

Income Tax I

3.00

ACCT 3410 *

Intermediate Accounting II

3.00

ACCT 3420 *

Intermediate Management Accounting

3.00

ACCT 3470 *

Income Tax II

3.00

ACCT 4510 *

Advanced Financial Accounting

3.00

ACCT 4520 *

Advanced Management Accounting

3.00

ACCT 4750 *

Auditing

3.00

BUSN 1210

Management Essentials

3.00

BUSN 1320

Introductory Business Law

3.00

BUSN 3431

Business Statistics II

3.00

BUSN 4275

Business Strategy and Competitive Analysis

3.00

BUSN 4500 (see note 5)

Career and Portfolio Development. This is a capstone course that requires 500 hours Canadian work experience.

1.50

CSIS 1190

Excel for Business

3.00

CSIS 2200

Systems Analysis and Design

3.00

ECON 1150

Principles of Microeconomics

3.00

ECON 1250

Principles of Macroeconomics

3.00

FINC 2340

Fundamentals of Financial Management

3.00

MARK 1120

Introductory Marketing

3.00

Open elective (see note 4)

1000 - 4000 level electives (Require 8)
All electives must be university transferable

24.00

Open elective (see note 4)

3000-4000 level electives (Require 5)

15.00

Select one course from the following two options (see note 2):

BUSN 2429

Business Statistics I

3.00

MATH 1160 Introduction to Statistics 3.00
Select one course from the following three options:
PHIL 1122 Business Ethics 3.00
PHIL 1102 Values and Contemporary Issues 3.00
BUSN 4490 Applied Legal and Ethical Decision Making for Managers, Professionals and Executives 3.00
Select one course from the following two options:

CMNS 1115

Practical Writing

3.00

ENGL 1130 Academic Writing 3.00
Select one course from the following two options (see note 2):

FINC 1231

Commercial and Financial Mathematics

3.00

MATH 1125 Calculus for the Social Sciences 3.00

Select one course from the following three options (see note 3):

ACCT 3850 *

Detecting Accounting Fraud

3.00

ACCT 3880 *

Data Analytics for Managers

3.00

ACCT 4850 *

Accounting Theory

3.00

Total Credits

 

121.50

Notes:

1. Students who take ACCT 1235 instead of ACCT 1110 and ACCT 1210 must take another 1000-4000 elective from the Commerce and Business Administration faculty. 1000-2000 level courses must be university transferable (courses that transfer to one of the 5 Research Universities - SFU, UBC, UBCO, UNBC or UVIC) according to the BC Transfer Guide,

2. BUSN 2429 and FINC 1231 are highly recommended.

3. This course constitutes a 3000-4000 required Accounting elective. Students who have taken BUSN 3730 prior to the Winter 2016 semester will be able to use it in place of ACCT 4850.

4. A minimum of 45 credit hours must be upper level courses, e.g. at the 3000 or 4000 level. Please keep this in mind when choosing your electives. The 45 hours includes both required courses and electives.

5. There is a significant amount of work required to successfully complete BUSN 4500. Students are strongly encouraged to commence work on this course at an early date.