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
Date of First Offering
Start Term
202030
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.
  • A minimum of 45 credits must be upper level courses, e.g. at the 3000 or 4000 level. The 45 credits may include both required courses and electives. Please keep this in mind when choosing your electives. 
  • A minimum of 70% of upper level credits must be completed at Douglas College.
  • A minimum program 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, UBCV, UBCO, UNBC or UVIC) according to the BC Transfer Guide.

 

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

Required Courses:

ACCT 11101

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

3.00

ACCT 12101

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

BLAW 13202

Introductory Business Law

3.00

BUSN 3431

Business Statistics II

3.00

BUSN 4275

Business Strategy and Competitive Analysis

3.00

BUSN 45003

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

1.50

CMNS 1115

Practical writing

3.00

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 electives

Eight 1000 - 4000 level electives. 1000 and 2000 level electives must be university transferable.

24.00

Open electives

Five 3000-4000 level electives.

15.00

Select one course from the following two options:4

FINC 1231

Business Mathematics 3.00

Math 1125

Calculus for the Social Sciences 3.00

Select one course from the following two options:4

BUSN 2429

Business Statistics I

3.00

MATH 1160 Introduction to Statistics 3.00
Select one course from the following three options:
PHIL 1102 Values and Contemporary Issues 3.00
PHIL 1122 Business Ethics 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 2115

Advanced Practical Writing

3.00

ENGL 1130 Academic Writing 3.00

Total Credits

 

121.50

Notes:

1. Students may take ACCT 1235 instead of ACCT 1110 and ACCT 1210. When ACCT 1235 is taken, students must take another 1000-4000 elective offered by the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.

2. BLAW 1320 is required to complete the BBA in Accounting. For students contemplating enrolling in the Chartered Professional Accountants Professional Education Program (CPA PEP), CPA requires that students successfully complete either BLAW 1005 or (BLAW 1320 and BLAW 3720) to satisfy its law requirements for entrance into PEP. Both BLAW 1005 and BLAW 3720 will satisfy one of the open elective requirements.   

3. There is a significant amount of work required to successfully complete BUSN 4500. Students who do not have the 500 hours of related work experience required to complete the course are strongly encouraged to seek this experience early in the program.

4. FINC 1231 and BUSN 2429 are highly recommended.