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
Not Specified
Post Baccalaureate Diploma
Length of Program
Two years
Admissions Requirements

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


Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 60 credits of which at least 50% must be upper level (3XXX or 4XXX) courses.
  • Courses used towards a previously received credential can be used to meet program requirements, but additional courses may need to be taken to replace these credits. Please contact the program co-ordinator for approval of substitutions.
  • A minimum of 50% (30 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  • A minimum of 50% (15 credits) of the upper level credits must be completed at Douglas College
  • A minimum program GPA of 2.00 is required
  • In good academic standing

Additional Graduation Requirements with the Cooperative Education Option

  • Successful completion of 9 additional credits through Cooperative Education I (COOP 1100)
  • Students completing the Cooperative Education Option will graduate with 69 credit


Course Requirements

Course Number Course Title  Credits
ACCT 11101
Principles of Accounting I 3.00
ACCT 12101
Principles of Accounting II 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 3880 Data Analytics for Managers 3.00
BLAW 1320 Introductory Business Law 3.00
CSIS 2200
Systems Analysis and Design 3.00
FINC 1231 Business Mathematics 3.00
FINC 2300 Fundamentals of Personal Finance 3.00
FINC 2340
Fundamentals of Financial Management 3.00
FINC 3300 Personal Finance II  
FINC 3390 Security Analysis 3.00
Select one (1) course from the following options
ACCT 3470 Income Tax II 3.00
ACCT 4570 International Taxation 3.00
ACCT 4670 Taxation at Death and Estate Planning 3.00
Select one (1) courses from the following options
FINC 4370 Financial Planning Capstone 3.00
FINC 4390 Financial Analysis Capstone 3.00
ACCT 3850 Detecting Accounting Fraud 3.00
Select four (4) courses from the following options
ACCT Any course offered by Accounting Deptment with the exception of ACCT 3008  3.00
FINC Any course offered by Finance Deptment
BLAW 3730 Corporate and Financial Planning Law 3.00
BUSN 4275 Business Strategy & Competitive Analysis 3.00
ECON 1250 Principles of Macroeconomics 3.00
MARK 3500 Financial Services Marketing 3.00
COBA 4885 Experiential Learning & Internship 3.00
Total Credits   60.00

Cooperative Education Option

COOP 11003


Cooperative Education I                                                                                                                                                                              


Total Credits with Cooperative Education Option


1. Students who take ACCT 1235 instead of ACCT 1110 and ACCT 1210, must take another 3-credit 1000-4000 level course offered by CBA. 1000-2000 level electives must be university transferable. A University Transferable course is a course that transfers to one of the Research Universities - SFU, UBC (UBCV or UBCO), UNBC, or UVIC in the BC Transfer Guide.

2. Before selecting electives, students contemplating completing Accounting &/or Finance designations (namely CPA, ACCA, CAFM, QAFP, CFP) should refer to current information released by the respective professional body for specific course requirements. Also, we suggest students to remain mindful of minimum grade requirements and additional courses that may be required for the designation they intend to pursue. Should students require further information on pathway to the designations please contact the Accounting and/or Finance Coordinators.

3. The co-op work term is a minimum of 420 hours of work and must be taken through Douglas College's Co-op program. The timing of the work term is restricted to the following:

  • Can be undertaken only after completion of a minimum of two semesters, 27 credits
  • Cannot be taken in the last semester of the program