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Business Applications

Course Code: ACCT 4890
Faculty: Commerce & Business Administration
Department: Accounting
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15 weeks
Learning Format: Lecture, Online, Hybrid
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

In this comprehensive business applications course students apply the ACAF Method to scenarios that deal with financial accounting, management accounting, finance, ethics, communication, taxation, audit and information systems issues. Competencies gained from pre-requisite courses will be used to refine workplace skills relating to communication, management and analysis of information, routine problem solving, personal management and teamwork and accounting ethics

Course Content

The following technical skills will be included in comprehensive business applications where students will be required to applying the ACAF Method where applicable and effectively communicate the findings:

  • Revenue and relevant cost analysis, as well as look at control weaknesses in an accounting system.
  • Adjusting journal entries, cost-volume-profit analysis, tax reporting and remittances
  • Financial statement and ratio analysis, ethics, analysis of systems requirements, uncertainty and capital budgeting.
  • Knowledge of responsibility centres, financial statement analysis and pro forma statements, as well as accounting information systems implementation.
  • Technical topics such as due diligence, audit planning and audit evidence.
  • Skills relating to audit, financial statement preparation, revenue recognition, accounting for leases, corporate income tax issues, and potential synergies in the situation.
  • Technical skills in financial statement preparation, revenue recognition, accounting for leases, business combinations, consolidated financial statements and the calculation of corporate income tax.


Methods of Instruction

Lectures and/or on-line

Means of Assessment

Individual and group assignments and presentation (s) 30%
Mid-term Exam 30%
Final Exam 40%

Students must write both mid-term and final exam to pass the course.

To pass this course, students must obtain a minimum of 50 on invigilated assessments, with the 50% calculated on a weighted average basis.

Invigilated assessments include, in-class quizzes, in-class tests, midterm exam(s) and the final exam.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, the successful student, through individual and team work, should be able to:

  • Apply technical competencies gathered in financial accounting, management accounting, finance, ethics, communication, taxation, audit and information systems issues to problem solving scenarios
  • Use the ACAF Method to analyze and evaluate real-world situations
  • Identify relevant stakeholders and provide useful financial information as needed. 
  • Demonstrate good teamwork and communication skills

course prerequisites

ACCT 3370, ACCT 3420, ACCT 3470, ACCT4510, ACCT 4750, CSIS 2200 and FINC 2340, with a grade "C" or better in each course.


Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:

  • No corequisite courses


Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:

  • No equivalency courses

curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.