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Business Administration (Accounting)
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School of Business
Program Length: Two Years
The Business Administration (Accounting) program has been developed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills required in the field of general financial accounting. The graduate will be able to provide complex information and comprehensive reports to management. Throughout the program the student will develop a learning portfolio and career and educational plans.
: Year 2 of the Business Administration (Accounting) and the Business Management (Accounting) programs is common.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
Prepare and analyze financial statements for internal and external decision making.
Use current technology to analyze results and generate appropriate reports.
Develop financial and budgetary plans based on varying business objectives, changing business environments, and underlying business assumptions.
Demonstrate accounting skills at an intermediate to advanced level for application in the workplace.
Integrate ethical accounting practices for use in performing accounting functions.
Demonstrate application of the Conference Board of Canada employability skills.
Eligibility for admission to Business Administration/Business Management programs requires the applicant to meet one of the following four academic criteria:
1. High School
Provincial High School Graduation Certificate with a 60% overall average in the following (or equivalent):
i. English 3201 or English 3202 (60% minimum)
ii. Mathematics (4 credits) chosen from:
Advanced: 2200, 3200 (50% minimum in each course)
Academic: 2201 (50% minimum), 3201 (60% minimum)
iii. Five credits at the 3000 Level
2. Comprehensive Arts and Science (CAS) Transition
Comprehensive Arts and Science (Transition) Certificate with the following courses:
i. Math Fundamentals:
3. Adult Basic Education (ABE)
Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with Business-Related College Profile including the following courses (or equivalent):
i. English 3101A, 3101B, 3101C or 3102A, 3102B, 3102C
ii. Mathematics 1101A, 1101B, 1101C, 2101A, 2101B, 2101C, 3101A, 3101B, 3101C
Applicants with Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with a different Profile may be eligible for admission to the program provided the appropriate selection of courses including those outlined above have been completed.
4. Mature Student Requirements
Applicants who do not meet the education prerequisites for this program, must be 19 years at the time of application and out of school for at least one year may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Requirements; for more information regarding the Mature Student Requirements please refer to
Procedure AC-102-PR Admission
Graduates may obtain employment in a variety of businesses, organizations and government departments. Possible positions are: accountant, comptroller, business analyst, taxation officer, financial officer, administrative manager, payroll officer.
Business Administration (Accounting) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in all campus locations. ACBSP is the leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.
The Business Administration/Management programs offer exit points after Year 1, Year 2, and Year 3.
* Students can graduate at the end of Year 1 with a Business Administration Certificate.
* Students graduate at the end of Year 2 with a Business Administration Diploma.
* Students graduate at the end of Year 3 with a Business Management Diploma.
Graduates of the Business Administration (Accounting) program may have the opportunity to transfer credits to institutions/associations such as:
• Memorial University of Newfoundland
• Cape Breton University, Sydney, Nova Scotia
• Athabasca University, Alberta
• Lakehead College, Alberta
• University of Lethbridge, Alberta
• Lakehead University, Ontario
• University of New Brunswick, Saint John campus
• Okanagan College, British Columbia
• Northwood University, Michigan, USA
Graduates may also wish to further their studies to achieve professional designations with:
• Canadian Institute of Financial Planning
• The Payroll Association of Canada
• Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA)
CNA Graduates from this area - 5 year trending
Financial Accounting I
Business Communications I
Human Resource Management I
Introduction to Finance
Computer Applications I
Financial Accounting II
Business Communications II
Human Resource Management II
Computer Applications II
Semester 3 (Intersession)
Computerized Accounting I
The Course and Lab hours per week are based on a 15 week semester. In intersession, the Course and Lab hours will be adjusted to reflect the shorter semester length. Refer to course outline.
Year 1 courses can be completed at campuses offering the Business Administration certificate program.
Intermediate Financial Accounting I
Managerial Accounting I
Computerized Accounting II
Intermediate Financial Accounting II
Managerial Accounting II
Principles of Internal Auditing
Semester 6 (Intersession II)
Work Exposure (Accounting)
This program is currently under review and is subject to change.
Locations & Start Dates
Bay St. George Campus - September 2020
Clarenville Campus - September 2020
Corner Brook Campus - September 2020
Distributed Learning - September 2020 and January 2021
Carbonear Campus - September 2021