Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting

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  • Objectives
    The B.B.A. prepares students for positions of responsibility in business. The program covers the fundamentals of accounting, finance, management, marketing, organizational behaviour and operations management. A course in business policy integrates the knowledge gained in these areas. In addition to the 45 credit Required Core, students select a concentration stream in which they will complete between 18 and 24 credits. Streams are available in the areas of Accounting, Finance, General Business Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Entrepreneurship and Marketing. The accounting concentration focuses on the compilation, presentation and use of financial information by groups such as management, owners, investors, employers, government and other public bodies. Student's analytical and decision making skills are developed using financial statements and other accounting models. To achieve this, courses in the basic areas of financial and managerial accounting are offered, together with a variety of specialized courses in taxation, auditing, etc.
  • Entry requirements
    Students wishing to become professional accountants (C.A., C.M.A., C.G.A.) as well as those looking for a variety of other business designations (C.I.M., C.B.I., etc.)
  • Academic title
    Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
  • Course description
    Required Business Core Courses:
    ECO102    Introduction to Microeconomics
    ECO103    Introduction to Macroeconomics
    BMA140    Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions I
    BMA141    Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions II
    BAC121    Purposes of Accounting
    BAC221    Introduction to Managerial Accounting
    BFN201    Finance I
    BFN203    Finance II
    BHR221    Organizational Behaviour
    BMG112    Introduction to Management Theory and Practice
    ILT100      Information Literacy and Critical Thinking Lab (1 credit lab)
    BMG215*    Introduction to International Business
    BMG311    Business Policy
    BMK112    Consumer Behaviour and Introduction to Marketing
    BMK211    Marketing Management
    BMS231    Operations Management

    Note: All required Business core courses are normally offered in each semester (Fall and Winter).


    Knowledge of accounting is fundamental to all disciplines in business. The skills acquired in the program prepare students for positions of leadership in organizations spanning all sectors of the economy including, senior management, strategic government positions, consulting, teaching, auditing and finance.

    Accounting Concentration Stream Courses
    9 courses, 27 credits
    Required: 4 courses, (12 credits)
    BAC122    Financial Accounting
    BAC211    Intermediate Financial Accounting I
    BAC312    Intermediate Managerial Accounting
    BAC331    Taxation I
    Plus any 4 of:

    BAC212    Intermediate Financial Accounting II
    BAC241    Systems and Control
    BAC311    Advanced Financial Accounting
    BAC332    Taxation II
    BAC341    Auditing
    BAC322    Management Control
    Plus: 1 course which may be in Accounting, Business or outside of Business

    Accounting students contemplating an accounting designation are advised to consult with the accounting department and the respective provincial associations for the specific details of the requirements. Additional courses in a graduate program are required for the CA and the CGA designations. The CMA association may also require that additional courses/coaching be taken.
    Accounting students contemplating an accounting designation are strongly recommended to include in their curriculum the course BMG221 (Business Law).

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