Accounting: Bachelor of Business Administration
The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting program provides full and part-time intensive study for students wishing to earn a business degree. This degree is an appropriate goal for students who want to study beyond the diploma level. Students can enter the program in Year 1 or in Year 3 after completion of a 60 credit accounting diploma with a minimum GPA of 2.7 from a recognized post-secondary institution.
In Canada, a degree is now a mandatory prerequisite to the awarding of all accounting designations. The BBA in Accounting integrates skills and concepts of advanced accounting, business and leadership. Many degree classes are scheduled for days and evenings to allow students to further their education while maintaining current employment or to study full-time.
Some unique features of this program are:
- Third year entry which allows accounting diploma graduates to earn a degree.
- Learning partnerships with business, applied projects and assignments and ongoing work experience to ensure graduates acquire the applied skills so valued by employers.
- A program structure that allows students to proceed at the pace that their personal and professional commitments permit.
- Students qualify for a diploma in accounting after completion of the first 60 credits of core courses
Program Admission Requirements
Year 1 Admission:
General university admission requirements apply to this program including the undergraduate-level English Proficiency Requirement.
Please Note: One post-secondary English course, equivalent to Kwantlen’s ENGL 1100, is a graduation requirement for all Kwantlen degrees. Students wishing to complete the program without having to undertake any preparatory courses must enter with English 12 with a B grade or the equivalent. Please make an appointment with an Academic Advisor to plan your course selections accordingly.
Year 3 Admission:
Students may enter the program in Year 3 provided they have a 60-credit accounting diploma with a minimum GPA of 2.7 from a recognized post-secondary institution. Applicants with a professional designation from Certified General Accountants (CGA) or Certified Management Accountants (CMA) will qualify for advanced standing in the degree program and should meet with a Business Degree Advisor to determine their eligibility.
Please Note: One post-secondary English course, equivalent to Kwantlen’s ENGL 1100, is a graduation requirement for all Kwantlen degrees. If English was not taken prior to admission to the third year of the degree program, students must take ENGL 1100 (or equivalent) in addition to the program requirements. This will require the completion of more than 120 credits to meet graduation requirements.
Program Continuance Requirements
For students admitted to Year 1 of the program, continuation into Year 3 requires:
- successful completion of Year 1 and 2 program requirements (minimum 60 credits)
- successful completion of ENGL 1100 and CMNS 1140
- a minimum program GPA of 2.7
This degree program is offered with a Co-operative Education option. Co-operative Education provides a student with paid, practical work experience that gives them an opportunity to apply the skills they are gaining through their education. Degree students can complete two work terms over an 8 month continuous placement or a combination of two separate 4-month work semesters.
Co-operative Education is optional and selective. Students wishing to choose the Co-op option must register into COOP 1101 upon approval into the degree program. If you have already taken COOP 1101, contact the Co-op Office to indicate your interest.
Students must complete a minimum of 360 hours of work per work term and students must receive satisfactory performance evaluations from their employer(s).
The Co-operative Education designation requires successful completion of the following courses:
|COOP 1101||Job Search Techniques||1 credit|
|COOP 3210||Co-op Work Semester 3||9 credits|
|COOP 3211||Co-op Work Semester 3||4.5 credits|
|COOP 3212||Co-op Work Semester 3||4.5 credits|
|COOP 4210||Co-op Work Semester 4||9 credits|
|COOP 4211||Co-op Work Semester 4||4.5 credits|
|COOP 4212||Co-op Work Semester 4||4.5 credits|
The BBA Accounting program recommends successful completion of a minimum of 30 program credits with a minimum GPA of 2.70 prior to taking COOP 1101.
The following qualifications must be met prior to your first work term:
- Successful completion of COOP 1101
- Minimum GPA of 2.70 in any 5 program courses
- Instructor permission
Students completing all the requirements of a Co-operative Education program will receive a Co-operative Education designation on their credential and transcript.
The degree program requires a minimum of 120 credits of required courses and electives. Students admitted to Year 3 will have already completed a minimum of 60 credits. If a first year English course was not completed prior to Year 3 entry, degree completion will require more than 120 credits in total.
The third and fourth year courses are rigorous and demanding. Students should carefully consider the time requirements of part-time versus full-time study based on their individual work and personal situations.
Note: Not all courses are offered at all times or on all campuses. It is important to ensure work and personal schedules can accommodate the posted schedule times prior to committing to the program. It may be necessary for students to take courses at both Surrey and Richmond campuses to complete the program.
Years 1 and 2
All of Group A or all of Group B:
|ACCT 1110||Principles of Accounting I||3 credits|
|ACCT 1210||Principles of Accounting II||3 credits|
|ACCT 2293||Introduction to Financial Accounting||3 credits|
|An elective course (any course numbered 1100 or higher of 3 or more credits)|
All of Group C or all of Group D:
|ACCT 3310||Intermediate Financial Accounting I||3 credits|
|ACCT 3410||Intermediate Accounting II||3 credits|
|ACCT 3510||Intermediate Financial Accounting||6 credits|
All of Group E or all of Group F:
|ACCT 3320||Introductory Management Accounting||3 credits|
|ACCT 3420||Advanced Management Accounting||3 credits|
|ACCT 3520||Management Accounting I & II||6 credits|
|ACCT 3335||Taxation||3 credits|
|ACCT 3380||Managerial Finance||3 credits|
|ACCT 3444||Auditing||3 credits|
|CBSY 2205||Management Information Systems||3 credits|
|One other CBSY course||3 credits|
|CMNS 1140||Introduction to Professional Communication||3 credits|
|ECON 1150||Principles of Microeconomics||3 credits|
|ECON 1250||Principles of Macroeconomics||3 credits|
|One course in Mathematics*||3 credits|
|One course in Statistics*||3 credits|
|ENGL 1100||Writing, Reading and Thinking: An Introduction||3 credits|
|Two courses in Business (BUSI) and/or Marketing (MRKT)||6 credits|
|One elective chosen from approved Faculty of Business Liberal Education Electives (3 or more credits)|
- Credit will not be granted for ACCT 1110 if credit was previously granted for ACCT 2293. Credit will not be granted for both ACCT 2293 and ACCT 1210.
- ACCT 1130 or BUQU 1130 Business Mathematics are the core business math courses recommended for the program Students may earn credits for only ONE of ACCT 1130 or BUQU 1130.
- ACCT 1230 or BUQU 1230 Business Statistics are the core business statistics courses recommended for the program. Students may earn credits for only ONE of ACCT 1230 or BUQU 1230
- See approved Faculty of Business Liberal Education Electives. The elective may also be an ECON or CMNS course numbered 1100 or higher.
- Credit for ECON 1101 will not be granted if taken after ECON 1150 or ECON 1250.
Years 3 and 4
Required Accounting Courses:
|ACCT 4360||Computer Modeling for Managers||3 credits|
|ACCT 4455||Advanced Financial Accounting||3 credits|
|ACCT 4650||Not for Profit Financial Management||3 credits|
|ACCT 4120||Financial Statement Presentation and Analysis||3 credits|
|ACCT 4720||Advanced Managerial Accounting||3 credits|
|ACCT 4780||Advanced Managerial Finance||3 credits|
Required Entrepreneurial Courses
|ENTR 3000||Professional Business Communications||3 credits|
|ENTR 3130||Production and Operations Management||3 credits|
|ENTR 3140||Entrepreneurial Marketing||3 credits|
|ENTR 3160||Information Technology for Business||3 credits|
|ENTR 4200||Business Strategy||3 credits|
and one of:
|ENTR 3150||Business Economics||3 credits|
|ECON 2350||Intermediate Microeconomics||3 credits|
|ECON 3150||Managerial Economics||3 credits|
Additional Accounting or Entrepreneurial courses
Students are required to have three additional third or fourth year Accounting or Entrepreneurial courses (ECON 3350 or FNSR 3350 also meets this requirement). BBA Accounting students cannot take ENTR 3120 or ENTR 3170 for credit.
Liberal Education Courses
All business degrees require a minimum of 18 credits of liberal education that include:
- A first year English course (ENGL 1100 or equivalent). If this was not completed prior to BBA entry it must be completed prior to graduation.
- One 3rd or 4th year Ethics course chosen from:
- PHIL 3033 Business Ethics OR
- LBED 4210 Ethics and Social Issues
- Four electives chosen from the approved Faculty of Business Liberal Education Electives. NOTE: No more than 3 credits can be taken from any one of CMNS, ECON or MRKT courses found on the list of approved electives.
Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.
Upon successful completion of this program with co-operative education, students are eligible to receive a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Co-operative Education Option.