Is Douglas College's BBA degree credible and acceptable in the market place?
The BBA degree granted by Douglas College is given under a license granted to us by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development, British Columbia Government, and as such it is an accredited post-secondary degree.
What are the transfer options for my BBA courses?
Most BBA courses are transferable to other post secondary institutions. Granting credit for work done at Douglas is entirely up to the receiving institutions. For first and second year courses, most colleges and universities follow the BC Transfer Guide for course transfers.
For 3rd and 4th year courses which are normally subject specialty courses, the receiving institution may grant credit provides such courses are compatible both in content and coverage with the courses at their institution.
Who can take this program?
This degree is open to all students meeting the admission requirements. Students who have previously earned another credential may be eligible to use this coursework to partially satisfy the BBA in Accounting curriculum requirements. Refer to the “Multiple Credentials” section of the Douglas College Credentials Policy for further information.
When can I apply?
We offer 3 intakes per year: in the Fall, Winter and Summer semesters. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, as the seats are assigned on a first-qualified, first-admitted basis. Applications must be submitted online and you may forward your official transcripts by mail. Apply online here.
I am an International applicant. Can I apply for the BBA and will my foreign diploma/degree be accepted for transfer credit at Douglas College?
International applicants are encouraged to apply. Douglas College International is dedicated to meeting the unique needs of our international students. Please direct your inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I do not currently meet the entrance requirements for the BBA in Accounting. Can I still apply for admission?
Yes, you may. In such cases, applicants are classified as "pre-BBA" and will be required to complete all the prerequisite courses whether from high school or lower level college prerequisites. Douglas College offers math upgrading and English upgrading for those applicants who may be missing high school level courses. As well, students may also upgrade for business programs with specific courses.
I need more clarification about the business programs, degrees and the specialty areas. Can you help me?
Yes, we can. Please contact the BBA Coordinators for a personal meeting. We will be pleased to sit down, assess your current educational needs and try to find a program that may best fit your future educational goals and expectation. Get contact info.
What is the focus of this program?
The focus of the degree is to equip you with relevant, applied skills in the field of professional accounting. You take a diverse set of courses, many of which include a "hands-on" component enabling you to practice and master skills that will be very relevant at the workplace. The design of the curriculum provides a seamless transition from the classroom to the work environment.
What is the difference between the three specialties in the BBA?
You can choose from three specialties: Accounting, Financial Services or Management.
Accounting is ideal if you plan to earn your Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation or enter the field of accounting.
Financial Services will prepare you for wealth planning and securities positions, plus designations such as CFP, PFP, CIM, FMA, CFA, and Mutual Fund Licensing.
Management will prepare you for the management-level roles in an industry of your choice with the combination of the Chartered Management Program (CMP) designation and industry-specific skills in such fields as financial services, international business, supply chain, hospitality and project or trades management. Plus, earn an additional industry-specific designation for your chosen concentration.
When are courses offered?
All classes are offered in the day and evening on a rotational basis to accommodate employment and family commitments.
How long will it take to complete the program?
It will take 2-4 years for full-time students to complete this degree (durations for part-time students vary), depending on your level of business education.