The Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting) degree, or BBA (Accounting), is an industry-recognized program designed to meet the growing demand for baccalaureate degree-level accounting professionals in southern Alberta and beyond. The BBA (Accounting) offers career-minded students the opportunity to develop the practical accounting skills and theoretical knowledge that are highly desired by employers. Areas of study include: core business and accounting courses, as well as ethics, communication, research, and more.
This program differs from traditional Bachelor of Commerce degrees in that graduates will have the opportunity to complete all requisite core business and accounting courses needed to enter three professional programs: Chartered (CA), Certified General Accountant (CGA), and Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
Upon graduation, students will have excellent employment prospects and will have the option to pursue graduate-level studies at other post-secondary institutions.
Our highly-qualified, experienced instructors are committed to student success. Our small class sizes allow you to fully engage with your instructors in a learner-focused, technologically-enriched environment.
Graduates will be prepared to access accounting career opportunities in the private and public sectors. Our BBA (Accounting) will provide you with globally recognized academic credentials to advance your career prospects, earn a professional accounting designation, or continue your studies at the graduate level.
As a baccalaureate program, the BBA (Accounting) will have a high level of academic challenge and rigour. The level of course difficulty will increase with each year of the program. Students who invest sufficient time and energy in their studies are more likely to achieve success in the program. Due to the high level of technology use in the program, students are strongly recommended to be fully conversant in computer use and Microsoft Office programs prior to enrolment.
Meeting the Admission Requirements is the first step in the selection process. However, students may also be required to meet additional criteria in order to gain admission into the program. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the selection criteria.
In addition, students must achieve a minimum letter grade of C (63-66 per cent) in an accounting course that is a prerequisite to a subsequent course, for both the financial and management accounting course streams.