Public Accounting (Concentration)


Gain the knowledge you need to excel in accounting and financial auditing with the Public Accounting concentration. In this BBA Accounting concentration you’ll learn topics such as external auditing, public sector accounting procedures, accounting with non-profit organizations, estate planning, data analytics, detecting accounting fraud and more.

Canadian Chartered Professional Accountants with experience in audits are in high demand in B.C. and have the opportunity to work with different clients in many industries. If you’re looking for a career with variety and continuous opportunities for growth, this BBA concentration will help you excel in your career.

Admissions Requirements

There are no separate admission requirements for a concentration. However, the student must be enrolled in a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration program in order to complete the Public Acounting concentration.


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Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework
  • This concentration is only available for students enrolled in a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration program.
  • Successful completion of 12 credits; three (3) required courses (9 credits) and one(1) elective (3 credits).

  • Students who have already taken and received credits for the required and elective course(s) in their Bachelor's degree program can also apply the course(s) towards the requirements for the concentration.

  • Student must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.33 (C+) for the courses required to earn the concentration.

Course Requirements:

Course Number

Course Title


Required Courses (9 credits):

ACCT 4880

Applied External Audit


ACCT 4280

Public Sector and Not-For-Profit Accounting


ACCT 4670

Taxation at Death and Estate Planning


Select one of the following courses (3 credits):

ACCT 3850

Detecting Accounting Fraud


ACCT 3880

Data Analytics for Managers


MARK 4470

Marketing Professional Services



Program Guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.