Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting


The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting program allows graduates to earn a business degree that prepares them to obtain a professional accounting designation in Canada (CPA designation).

In Canada, a degree is required for acceptance into the accounting designation. The BBA in Accounting offers courses in financial and management accounting, tax, audit, finance, economics, and other core business functions such as marketing and operations and information management, satisfying the undergraduate requirements of the accounting designation.

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Admission Requirements

The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.

Declaration Requirements

Students intending to graduate with this School of Business diploma or degree must declare the credential. At the time of declaration, the student must satisfy all of the following requirements:

  • In good academic standing with the University
  • Completion of a minimum of 15 credits of undergraduate coursework.

Curricular Requirements

The degree program requires a minimum of 120 credits of required courses and electives. The degree program with Co-operative Education requires an additional 28 credits of Co-op Education credits.

Business Foundation Courses
BUSI 1215Organizational Behaviour3
BUSI 2390Business Law3
BUSI 2405Operations Management3
MRKT 1199Introduction to Marketing3
Select one of the following groups: 3-6
Group A
Accelerated Introductory Financial Accounting
Group B 1
Introductory Financial Accounting I
Introductory Financial Accounting II
ENTR 3100Business Analysis and Decision Making3
ENTR 3110Advanced Organizational Behaviour3
ENTR 4200Business Strategy3
Accounting Courses
ACCT 2235Introductory Taxation3
ACCT 3335Taxation3
ACCT 3444Auditing3
ACCT 4120Financial Statement Presentation and Analysis3
ACCT 4360Advanced Financial Modelling using Spreadsheets3
ACCT 4455Advanced Financial Accounting3
ACCT 4720Advanced Managerial Accounting3
Select one of the following groups:6
Group A
Intermediate Financial Accounting I
Intermediate Financial Accounting II
Group B
Intermediate Financial Accounting I & II
Select one of the following groups: 6
Group C
Cost and Management Accounting I
Cost and Management Accounting II
Group D
Management Accounting I & II
Select one of the following groups:6
Group E
Managerial Finance
Intermediate Corporate Finance
Group F
Corporate Finance
Select three of the following:9
Introduction to Organizational Fraud
International Issues for Financial Managers
Accounting Theory
Taxation 2
Auditing 2
Not-For-Profit Management and Financial Reporting
Advanced Corporate Finance
Breadth Education Courses
CBSY 2205Management Information Systems3
CBSY 2306Accounting Systems and Advanced Reporting Applications3
CMNS 1140Introduction to Professional Communication3
CMNS 3000Advanced Professional Business Communications3
ECON 1150Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 1250Principles of Macroeconomics3
ENGL 1100Introduction to University Writing3
PHIL 3033Business Ethics3
Select one of the following:3
Business Mathematics
Differential Calculus
Calculus for Life Sciences I
Calculus I (Business Applications)
Select one of the following:3-4
Business Statistics
Quantitative Data Analysis I
Statistics I
Introduction to Statistics for Business
Applied Statistics
Introduction to Social Research Statistics
Breadth Electives
Select four breadth electives from courses numbered 1100 or higher in any area of study except ACCT, BUSI, ENTR, HRMT or MRKT.12
General Electives
Select two electives from courses numbered 1100 or higher in any area of study.6
Total Credits120-124

Students who choose Group B may count the additional ACCT course as a general elective.

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.

Co-operative Education

The BBA in Accounting degree is offered with a Co-operative Education option. Co-operative Education gives a student the opportunity to apply the skills gained during academic study in paid, practical work experience semesters. Degree students can complete a minimum of three work terms while completing their degree. Work terms generally occur full-time in separate 4 month work semesters. Work semesters alternate with academic study.

Students wishing to enter and participate in the Co-op Option must meet the following requirements:

Declaration and Entrance Requirements

  • Successful completion of 15 credits
  • Declaration of Co-op specialization into the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting Program
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7

Work Term and Program Continuance Requirements

Procedures for enrollment in Co-operative Education work terms are outlined in the COOP course descriptions. Conditions for continuance in the program are:

  • Successful completion of COOP 1101 prior to completing 75 credits
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Successful completion of 45 credits
  • Instructor Permission

Co-op Course Requirements

The Co-operative Education designation requires successful completion of the following courses:

COOP 1101Introduction to Professional and Career Readiness1
COOP 1150Co-op Work Semester 19
COOP 2150Co-op Work Semester 29
COOP 3150Co-op Work Semester 39
Co-op Work Semester 4
Total Credits28

Note: COOP courses must be completed in ascending numerical order. Contact the Co-op office for information about the possibility of part-time work terms. COOP courses may be used only to satisfy the Co-op designation and cannot be used to satisfy other curricular requirements of the program.

Additional Requirements

In addition to the requirements stated above, all Co-op students must satisfy the General Co-operative Education Requirements.

Credential Awarded

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.

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