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
Not Specified
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
  • A minimum program GPA of 2.00 is required
  • 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 the 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 Managerial 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


BUSN 4275


Business Strategy and Competitive Analysis


ACCT 4520

Advanced Management Accounting

1 Elective

Select one (1) course from the following approved electives: ACCT 4280, ACCT 4850, ACCT 4880BLAW 1005, BUSN 2429, BUSN 3431, CSIS 2200, ECON 1150, ECON 1250, FINC 2340

Total Credits   30.00


1 In selecting the elective, students should consider the courses required if they are contemplating pursuing a Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation. 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 the CPA website for the list of required courses and the minimum grades for courses in the CPA program.