Diploma in Accounting


The Accounting Diploma program prepares graduates for entry-level accounting positions in the work force or to continue their studies at KPU in the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting.

The Diploma program includes courses in financial accounting, management accounting, finance, taxation and auditing. Graduates will also take courses in economics, business math, business statistics, Simply Accounting, information management, English and communications. The Accounting Diploma is carefully aligned with the requirements of the CPA accounting designation.

Faculty's website: kpu.ca/business

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

Admission Requirements

Students pursuing a Diploma in Accounting must be admitted to the School of Business.

Declaration Requirements

Students intending to graduate with this School of Business diploma 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

Students must complete a minimum of 60 credits that include the following:

Business Foundation Courses
BUSI 1215Organizational Behaviour3
BUSI 2390Business Law3
BUSI 2405Operations Management3
BUSI 2425Business Diploma Capstone3
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
Accounting Courses
ACCT 2235Introductory Taxation3
ACCT 3320Cost and Management Accounting I3
ACCT 3335Intermediate Taxation3
ACCT 3380Managerial Finance3
ACCT 3444Auditing3
ACCT 3310Intermediate Financial Accounting I3
ACCT 3410Intermediate Financial Accounting II3
Breadth Education Courses
CBSY 2306Accounting Systems and Advanced Reporting Applications3
CMNS 1140Introduction Workplace Writing and Communications3
ECON 1150Principles of Microeconomics3
ENGL 1100Introduction to University Writing3
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
Business Statistics
Quantitative Data Analysis I
Statistics I
Introduction to Statistics for Business
Applied Statistics
Introduction to Social Research Statistics
Select one elective from Courses numbered 1100 or higher in any area of study except ACCT, BUSI, ENTR, HRMT or MRKT. 23
Total Credits60-63

Students who choose Group B may require more than 60 credits to graduate.


Note that ECON 1250 is recommended for students who intend to proceed into any KPU BBA program.

Credential Awarded

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

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