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 have completed 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
  • 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.

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 4750 Auditing 3.00

Select one (1) course from the following two courses (3 credits)

ACCT 4890


BUSN 4275

Business Applications


Business Strategy and Competitive Analysis


2 Select one (1) course from the following two courses

ACCT 4520


ACCT 4580

Advanced Management Accounting


Ethics and Workplace Skills


Select one (1) course from the following approved electives: ACCT 4080, ACCT 4180, ACCT 4850, ACCT 4880BUSN 1005, BUSN 2429, BUSN 3431, CSIS 2200, ECON 1150, ECON 1250, FINC 2340

Total Credits   30.00

Students should consider the program they are contemplating pursuing; CPA designation requires BUSN 4275 and ACAF certification ACCT 4890.

Students should consider the program they are contemplating pursuing; CPA designation requires ACCT 4520 and ACAF certification ACCT 4580.

In selecting the elective, students should consider the required courses in the program they are contemplating pursuing; CPA designation or ACAF certification. If necessary, students can use any Accounting course as well as this list of approved elective courses as a substitute course in this program.

Students are advised to refer to CPA website for the list of required courses and the minimum grades for courses in CPA and ACAF programs.