The Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting is designed for a student that has completed a bachelor's degree and has decided to further their education by pursuing the CPA accounting designation. The program will allow students to obtain the required accounting courses to then be accepted into the accounting professional program. The program aims to provide the skill sets identified by CPA Canada as critical to achieve competency as a CPA. The program will allow students to develop strong technical skills in financial reporting, management accounting, strategy and governance, audit and assurance, finance and taxation. It will also ensure the development of the required enabling competencies of the profession: professionalism, ethical behaviour, written and oral communication, leadership, and problem solving. Students can choose between two program options. The Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting consists of fifteen courses (51 credits). The Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting with Cooperative Education option consists of seventeen courses (61 credits) Note: This is a two-year program, though students can choose to complete the program in an accelerated form.
Faculty's website: kpu.ca/business
Department's website: kpu.ca/business/accounting
In addition to the Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, the following program admission requirements apply:
- successful completion of a recognized undergraduate degree in any discipline
The Post Baccalaureate Diploma program requires completion of the following 51 credits of courses with a minimum grade point average of 2.5.
|ACCT 2293||Accelerated Introductory Financial Accounting||3|
|ACCT 5110||Intermediate Financial Accounting||4|
|ACCT 5220||Introductory Managerial Accounting||3|
|ACCT 5480||Corporate Finance||4|
|ACCT 5500||Data Analytics for Accountants||3|
|ACCT 5510||Advanced Financial Accounting||4|
|ACCT 5645||Audit and Assurance||4|
|ACCT 5720||Advanced Managerial Accounting||3|
|ACCT 5800||Strategy and Governance||4|
|BUQU 1230||Business Statistics||3|
|BUSI 2390||Business Law||3|
|CBSY 2205||Management Information Systems||3|
|ECON 1150||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ECON 1250||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting.
The Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting is offered with a Co-operative Education option. This option requires an additional 10 credits of Co-operative Education courses. Students wishing to enter and participate in the Co-op option must meet the following requirements:
Declaration and Entrance Requirements
- Declaration of the Co-op option upon admission into the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting.
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:
- Completion of COOP 1101 prior to completing 15 credits
- Minimum Program GPA of 2.5
- Instructor Permission (COOP 1101 Instructor)
Co-op Course Requirements
The Co-operative Education designation requires successful completion of the following courses:
|COOP 1101||Introduction to Professional and Career Readiness||1|
|COOP 1150||Co-op Work Semester 1||9|
Note: COOP courses must be completed in ascending numerical order. COOP courses may be used only to satisfy the Co-op designation and cannot be used to satisfy other curricular requirements of the program.
In addition to the requirements stated above, all Co-op students must satisfy the General Co-operative Education Requirements.
Upon successful completion of this program with co-operative education, students are eligible to receive a Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting, Co-operative Education Option.
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