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  • Objectives
    The Bachelor of Applied Business Administration - Accounting is a four semester post-diploma applied degree program. An applied degree is a credential developed by Alberta Learning in response to a need to prepare Albertans for the changing economy. This degree offers graduates of eligible diploma programs at NAIT, SAIT and other Alberta colleges the opportunity to develop the advanced accounting expertise and management skills needed in the expanding and demanding field of financial operations management.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Applied Business Administration - Accounting
  • Course description

    Semester 1

     
    ACCT300S:   Field Studies Seminar I

    This course is designed to prepare students for their field study term. It includes topics such as research methodology, writing papers, and presentation techniques. [hide detail]

    ACCT301:   Advanced Financial Accounting

    This course provides an in-depth study of six major areas of advanced financial accounting: standard setting in Canada and internationally, financial instruments, income tax allocations, long-term intercorporate investments, foreign currency translation, and the consolidation of foreign operations and non-profit and public sector accounting. Prerequisite: ACCT208 (BUS408 or AAC300) & ACCT240 (BUS340 or AAC350) Note: Course renumbering effective July 1, 2006 [hide detail]

    ACCT302:   Advanced Managerial Accounting 1

    This course focuses on the use of accounting information in planning and decision making under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. The topics are reinforced through problem solving and case analysis. Topics include: strategy, management and decision making; linear programming and resource allocation; advanced variance and customer profitability analysis; cost allocation and Activity Based Costing; quality and time; inventory management; Kaizen, activity- based, and capital budgeting; transfer pricing; management control systems; financial and non-financial performance measurement; incentive compensation; the Balanced Scorecard; and emerging issues. Prerequisite: ACCT212 (BUS412 or AAC242) & STAT118 (BUS118 or AAC245) Note: Course renumbering effective July 1, 2006 Note: There will be two additional Saturday classes scheduled. Please see website for details. [hide detail]

    ACCT303:   Auditing

    This course begins with an introduction to the auditing principles and procedures applicable to both internal and external auditing. Topics include reporting, professional standards and ethics, legal liability, audit objectives, audit evidence, planning and analysis, materiality and risk, internal control, audit sampling and EDP auditing. The functions and procedures related to the revenue and collection cycle, acquisition and expenditure cycle, production and payroll cycle, as well as finance and investment cycle are also studied. Prerequisite: ACCT208 or AAC300 & ACCT212 or AAC242. [hide detail]

    MGMT300:   Leadership

    This course uses the concepts of organizational behaviour to explore the current theories around effective leadership. Alternative philosophies of leadership will be examined, as well as moral and ethical responsibilities. Students will assess their own personal leadership style and learn how they can develop leadership skills to enhance their own potential. Prerequisite: ORGB191 (BUS191 & BUS192 or AAC230) Note: Course renumbering effective July 1, 2006 [hide detail]

    TAXX304:   Advanced Taxation 1



    Semester 2


    ACCT340:   Field Studies Seminar I

    This course is completed while employed in a field studies term. The student will attend during the residency sessions and give presentations and participate in a group case study. Prerequisite: Semester 5 Note: Course renumbering effective July 1, 2006 [hide detail]

    ACCT341:   Field Studies in Financial Accounting

    This course is completed while employed in a field studies term, and relates the content of its Semester 5 Partner Course ACCT301 (ACCT501 or AAC410 or AAC400) to relevant business experience. Prerequisite: ACCT301 (ACCT501 or AAC410 or AAC400) Note: Course renumbering effective July 1, 2006 [hide detail]

    ACCT342:   Field Studies in Managerial Accounting I


    This course is completed while employed in a field studies term, and relates the content of its Semester 5 Partner Course ACCT302 (ACCT502 or AAC344) to relevant business experience. Prerequisite: ACCT302 (ACCT502 or AAC344) Note: Course renumbering effective July 1, 2006 [hide detail]

    ACCT343:   Field Studies in Auditing


    This course is completed while employed in a field studies term, and relates the content of its Semester 5 Partner Course ACCT303 (ACCT503 or AAC345) to relevant business experience. Prerequisite: ACCT303 (ACCT503 or AAC345) Note: Course renumbering effective July 1, 2006 [hide detail]

    TAXX344:   Field Studies in Advanced Taxation I



    Semester 3


    ACCT440:   Field Studies Seminar II


    This course is completed while employed in a field studies term. The student will attend during the residency sessions and give presentations and participate in a group case study. Prerequisite: Semesters 5 & 6 [hide detail]

    ACCT441:   Field Studies in Accounting Theory

    This course is completed while employed in a field studies term, and relates the contents of its Semester 8 Partner Course ACCT401 (ACCT801 or AAC415) to relevant business experience. The emphasis is on identifying issues from a current environmental situation which relates to specific areas of study scheduled in the following term. Prerequisite: Semester 6 Note: Course renumbering effective July 1, 2006 [hide detail]

    CMIS449:   Field Studies in Advanced Information Systems

    This course is completed while employed in a field studies term, and relates the contents of its Semester 8 Partner Course CMIS409 (ACCT809 or AAC416) to relevant business experience. The emphasis is on identifying issues from a current environmental situation which relate to specific areas of study scheduled in the following term. Prerequisite: Semester 6 Note: Course renumbering effective July 1, 2006 Prerequisite: Accounting Information Systems [hide detail]

    FNCE442:   Field Studies in Advanced Finance

    This course is completed while employed in a field studies term, and relates the contents of its Semester 8 Partner Course FNCE402 (ACCT802 or AAC411) to relevant business experience. The emphasis is on identifying issues from a current environmental situation which relate to specific areas of study scheduled in the following term. Prerequisite: Semester 6 Note: Course renumbering effective July 1, 2006 [hide detail]

    MGMT444:   Field Studies in Operations Management


    Semester 4


    ACCT400S:   Field Studies Seminar II

    This course continues into the 8th semester, and is designed as a capstone to the directed field study component of the degree. It includes topics such as business ethics and various leadership and decision making strategies. Prerequisite: ACCT300S (DFS600L) Note: Course renumbering effective July 1, 2006 [hide detail]

    ACCT401:   Accounting Theory


    Electives:

    ACCT405:   Management Auditing

    This course covers objectives, concepts, principles and techniques of management auditing. Topics include planning the management audit; the examination phase of management auditing, report audit findings and follow-up; management audit of purchasing and production, human resource management, marketing and financial management; and management of EDP systems. Prerequisite: ACCT303 [hide detail]

    ACCT406:   Advanced External Auditing

    Topics covered include the professional, legal, and ethical environment of auditing; the audit engagement; analysis and statistical sampling; internal control in an EDP environment; computer-assisted auditing techniques; and audits of small business. Other areas explored are association assurance and non-audit engagements, special reports, comprehensive auditing and prospectuses, and a discussion of current issues, controversies, and future directions in auditing. Prerequisite: ACCT303 [hide detail]

    ACCT410:   Advanced Managerial Accounting II

    This capstone course in management accounting takes an integrative approach to a variety of topics, open using a case approach. Topics include: short-term decision analysis; operating budgets; quantitative techniques in cost accounting; pricing; decentralization; measurement of performance; transfer pricing; cost control and profit analysis. Prerequisite: ACCT302 (ACCT502 or AAC344) Note: Course renumbering effective July 1, 2006 [hide detail]

    ACCT411:   Public Sector Financial Management


    This is an introductory course on financial management concepts, methods, and standards currently in use in the public sector more generally, and in the Canadian public sector more specifically. The focus is on the federal and provincial governments, although international issues are discussed, and local government examples used whenever appropriate. The course begins with an overview of the political and economic environment and how its evolution in the last few decades has influenced public sector financial management. The course is organized around the following themes: the public sector environment and how it differs from the private sector; public sector accounting and reporting standards; public sector financial planning and budgeting; analysis and management of performance in the public sector; cost and risk management and control in the public sector. Prerequisite: ACCT208 or AAC300, ACCT302 or AAC344, ACCT303 and ACCT303L [hide detail]

    CMIS409:   Advanced Information Systems

    An advanced course in analysis, design and implementation of computer based information systems from a management end-user perspective. Topics include major components of a computertized system, identifying system requirements, the systems development life cycle, detailed systems analysis, detailed systems design, and implementation and management. Prerequisite: CMIS244 (BUS440 or AAC360) Note: Course renumbering effective July 1, 2006 [hide detail]

    FNCE402:   Advanced Finance


    This advanced financial course provides an in-depth study of issues and tools that will assist financial managers in making decisions. Topics include capital budgeting under certainty; long-term sources of funds; capital structure; dividend policy; special financing and investment decisions; futures, forwards, options and swaps; treasury risk management; financial planning; and long-term planning and strategic issues in finance. Prerequisite: FNCE223 (BUS323 or AAC341) Note: Course renumbering effective July 1, 2006 [hide detail]

    MARK400:   E-Commerce


    This senior level course is designed to build awareness and inform students about the major topics and key concepts of electronic commerce. E-Commerce offers alternatives to connect suppliers, employees, and other stakeholders electronically via intranets, extranets, the World Wide Web and other computer mediated environments. Participants will explore and use existing and emerging technologies to effectively and efficiently transact business. Prerequisite: CMIS241 (BUS441)& MARK166 (BUS166) Note: Course renumbering effective July 1, 2006 [hide detail]

    MARK407:   International Business

    This course builds on the basic concepts of the Introduction to Marketing course and is designed to create an awareness of how the fast-changing international marketing scene impacts on the Canadian economy and the creation/loss of jobs in this country; stimulate an ongoing interest in media coverage of foreign and domestic developments that affect business dealings between nations and trading blocks; build a sensitivity to the effects of culture and the uncontrollable environments on product and price, promotion and distribution in international marketing; develop a consciousness of the resources, such as government assistance, consultants, etc., available to importers and exporters. Prerequisite: MARK166 (BUS166 or AAC250) Note: Course renumbering effective July 1, 2006 [hide detail]

    MGMT404:   Operations Management


    Operations management is a systematic look at the design, operation, and improvement of the production/transformation systems that create the firm's primary products or services. Operations management revolves around the 5 P's, which include people, plants, parts, processes, and planning and control systems. Operations priorities include cost, product quality and reliability, delivery speed, delivery reliability, ability to cope with changes in demand, flexibility and new product introduction speed, and other criteria particular to a given product. Prerequisite: STAT218 (BUS118) Note: Course renumbering effective July 1, 2006 [hide detail]

    MGMT408:   Strategic Management


    This course provides a senior management perspective on the way strategy is formulated an implemented in organizations. Topics include: overview of planning a control functions; the concept of planning; strategic planning; strategy implementation; budgeting; production, marketing, and personnel management; project planning and control; design and implementation of management control systems. Prerequisite: ACCT301 (ACCT501 or AAC410 or AAC400) NOTE: Two additional Saturday classes will be scheduled. Check website for details. [hide detail]

    TAXX403:   Advanced Taxation II

     

    Part-time Options:

     

    ACCT30: 1 Advanced Financial Accounting

    ACCT302:   Advanced Managerial Accounting 1

    ACCT303
    :   Auditing

    ACCT303L
    :   Auditing Case

    ACCT401
    :   Accounting Theory

    ACCT405:   Management Auditing

    ACCT406:   Advanced External Auditing

    ACCT411:   Public Sector Financial Management

    CMIS409:   Advanced Information Systems

    FNCE402:   Advanced Finance

    MARK400:   E-Commerce

    MARK407:   International Business

    MGMT300:   Leadership

    MGMT404
    :   Operations Management

    MGMT408
    :   Strategic Management

    TAXX304
    :   Advanced Taxation 1

    TAXX403:   Advanced Taxation II

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