Accounting (Post-Degree Diploma)

Curriculum Guideline

Effective Date:
Program Code
Commerce & Business Administration
Credential Type
Post-Degree Diploma
Transcript Title
Accounting Post-Degree Diploma
Date of First Offering
Start Term
End Term
Post-Degree Diploma in Accounting
Length of Program
One year
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements
  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in the field of Commerce and Business Administration 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 must complete the following courses with a minimum grade of C in each (or equivalent):


Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 30 credits
  • 50% (15 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  • 15 credits out of the 27 required upper level credits must be completed at Douglas College.
  • * For these courses a "C+" overall average is required for graduation with a minimum grade of "C" for each individual course.
  • ** 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.
  • Students contemplating pursuing the CPA designation should consider taking BUSN 4275 instead of ACCT 4850.

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits
ACCT 3310* Intermediate Accounting I* 3.00
ACCT 3410* Intermediate Accounting II* 3.00
ACCT 3420* Intermediate Management Accounting* 3.00
ACCT 3370* Income Tax I* 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

ACCT 4850 OR

BUSN 42751

Accounting Theory

Business Strategy and Competitive Analysis* 1

Elective** Open elective at the 1000-4000 level** 3.00
Total Credits   30.00