Accounting and Finance (Post-Baccalaureate Diploma )

Curriculum Guideline

Effective Date:
Program Code
Commerce & Business Administration
Credential Type
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma
Transcript Title
PBD in Accounting and Finance
Date of First Offering
Start Term
End Term
Post Baccalaureate Diploma
Length of Program
Two years
Admissions Requirements

This program is intended for students with degrees in areas other than Business.

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada or an equivalent credential from an approved institution of a different country. Any applicant who earned their credential in a language other than English must meet the Douglas College English language proficiency requirement.

Applicants whose undergraduate degree is in business administration should also look at the Post-Degree Diploma in Accounting program to determine if this is a more suitable program for you

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 60 credits
  • Courses used towards a previously received credential can be used to meet program requirements, but additional courses will need to be taken to replace these credits.  Please contact program co-ordinator for approval of substitutions.
  • 50% (30 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  • 50% (15 credits) of the upper level credits must be completed at Douglas College
  • * For these courses a "C" grade is required for graduation purposes

Course Requirements

Course Number Course Title  Credits
ACCT 1110** Principles of Accounting I 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 3410* Intermediate Accounting II 3.00
ACCT 3370* Income Tax I 3.00
ACCT 3420* Intermediate Management Accounting 3.00
ACCT 3470* Income Tax II 3.00
ACCT 3850 Detecting Accounting Fraud 3.00
ACCT 3880 Data Analytics for Managers 3.00
ACCT 4510* Advanced Financial Accounting 3.00
ACCT 4750* Auditing 3.00
ACCT 4850 Accounting Theory (Capstone Course) 3.00
BUSN 1320 Introductory Business Law 3.00
CSIS 1190 Excel for Business 3.00
CSIS 2200* Systems Analysis and Design 3.00
FINC 1231 Commercial and Financial Math   3.00
FINC 2300 Fundamentals of Personal Finance 3.00
FINC 2340* Fundamentals of Financial Management 3.00
Total Credits   60.00


** Students who take ACCT 1235 instead of ACCT 1110 and ACCT 1210 then the student must take another 3 credit Open elective 1000-4000 level. 1000-2000 level electives 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