Interested in pursuing a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation? Get started with this two-year, post-baccalaureate diploma program. This program is designed for students who hold a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than commerce or business administration.
Graduates gain the skills to secure intermediate-level accounting positions in financial reporting, taxation, management accounting and auditing. This program also has a Cooperative Education option for nine additional credits.
For students interested in pursuing further education, the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting satisfies the entrance requirements of the Chartered Professional Accountant’s (CPA) Professional Education Program (PEP). From there, graduates can move on to careers as tax auditors, financial officers, controllers, auditors and financial analysts.
Day and evening courses, offered year-round to both part-time and full-time students, provide individuals with flexibility while earning their post-baccalaureate diploma.
Students whose degree is in commerce or business administration should apply for entrance into the Post-Degree Diploma in Accounting program.
Additional Graduation Requirements with Co-operative Education Option
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
|ACCT 11102||Principles of Accounting I||3.00|
|ACCT 12102||Principles of Accounting II||3.00|
|ACCT 2320||Introductory Management Accounting||3.00|
|ACCT 33101||Intermediate Accounting I||3.00|
|ACCT 34101||Intermediate Accounting II||3.00|
|ACCT 34201||Intermediate Management Accounting||3.00|
|ACCT 33701||Income Tax I||3.00|
|ACCT 34701||Income Tax II||3.00|
|ACCT 45101||Advanced Financial Accounting||3.00|
|ACCT 45201||Advanced Management Accounting||3.00|
|ACCT 4850||Accounting Theory (Capstone)||3.00|
|BLAW 10053||Business Law Fundamentals for Accountants||3.00|
|BUSN 3431||Business Statistics II||3.00|
|BUSN 42751||Business Strategy and Competitive Analysis||3.00|
|CSIS 2200||Systems Analysis and Design||3.00|
|ECON 1150||Principles of Micro Economics||3.00|
|ECON 1250||Principles of Macro Economics||3.00|
|FINC 23401||Fundamentals of Financial Management||3.00|
|Select one course from the following two options:|
|BUSN 2429||Business Statistics I||3.00|
|MATH 1160||Introduction to Statistics||3.00|
|Co-operative Education Option|
|COOP 11004||Co-operative Education I||9.00|
|Total Credits with
1 For these courses a "C+" overall average is required for graduation with a minimum grade of "C" for each individual course.
2 Students who took ACCT 1235 instead of ACCT 1110 and ACCT 1210 must take another 1000 - 4000 level elective from the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration. 1000-2000 level electives must be university transferable (courses that transfer to one of the 5 Research Universities - SFU, UBCV, UBC-O, UNBC or UVIC) according to the BC Transfer Guide.
ii) For students who take ACCT 1110 and ACCT 1210, BLAW 3720 must be taken in addition to the other required courses. This means that students will take a minimum of twenty-one courses to earn their Accounting PBD.
4The 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:
Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:
This program is intended for students with degrees in areas other than Business. 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.
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.