Certificate in Accounting


The Accounting Certificate program prepares graduates for entry-level bookkeeping and accounting positions in the work force, or to pursue an Accounting Diploma.

The Certificate program includes an intense concentration of introductory and intermediate courses in financial and management accounting, one course in math, one course in finance, and two courses in tax. The Accounting Certificate is carefully aligned with the requirements of the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting (BBA), Accounting Diploma and the CPA accounting designations.

Introductory financial accounting is a prerequisite for other required accounting courses making it necessary to study for at least three semesters to earn all required credits for an Accounting Certificate.

Faculty's website: kpu.ca/business

Department's website: kpu.ca/business/accounting

Admission Requirements

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

Curricular Requirements

Students must complete 30 credits that include:

Select one of the following groups:3-6
Group A
Introductory Financial Accounting I
Introductory Financial Accounting II
Group B
Accelerated Introductory Financial Accounting 1
ACCT 2235Introductory Taxation3
ACCT 3310Intermediate Financial Accounting I3
ACCT 3320Cost and Management Accounting I3
ACCT 3380Managerial Finance3
ACCT 3410Intermediate Financial Accounting II3
CBSY 2306Accounting Systems and Advanced Reporting Applications3
CMNS 1140Introduction Workplace Writing and Communications3
Select one of the following:3
Business Mathematics
Differential Calculus
Calculus for Life Sciences I
Calculus I (Business Applications)
Total Credits27-30

Students may earn a maximum of 6 credits from ACCT 1110, ACCT 1210 and ACCT 2293. Students that complete only ACCT 2293 must complete one elective course for 3 credits.

Credential Awarded

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

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