Undergraduate Programs
Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma) Accounting Major
Regulations effective September 1, 2006

Students with approved college diplomas in business or a closely related field will receive a block transfer award of 60 credits towards the Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma) Accounting degree, except students with two-year diplomas from approved Ontario colleges who will receive 45 credits. These students must complete additional credits in non-Administrative Studies courses to complete the first 60 credits of the program.

To graduate, students must have a weighted average of at least 1.7 across all courses taken at Athabasca University towards a Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma) degree. Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

For more information on the status of this program, contact Athabasca University School of Business at 800.468.6531, or e-mail.

Athabasca University advisors have developed a program plan to assist you. Counselling Services offers an assessment Web site, "Mapping Your Future: Your Career and Athabasca University." Athabasca University has also developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating.

  Program Structure  
  Total credits in the program 120
  Block transfer credit for two-year business diploma (excluding Ontario) 60
  Block transfer credit for Ontario
two-year business diploma
  Block transfer credit for Ontario
three-year business diploma
  Required credits (Years 3 and 4) 27
  Required Accounting Major credits 15
  A minimum of 12 Administrative Studies credits must be at the 400 level (including ADMN 404). 12
  Residency requirement. A minimum of 30 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University, including ADMN 404, in Years 3 and 4. 30
  Maximum Prior Learning Assessment and
  Years 1 and 2 (60 credits)

Approved college diploma

  Years 3 and 4 (60 credits)
  Required Courses (27 credits)  
ACCT 355 Cost Analysis (3)
ACCT 356 Strategic and Competitive Analysis (3)
ADMN 404 Business Policy* (3)
Must be taken through AU. Students are strongly recommended to take ADMN 404 as one of their last courses in the program.  
CMIS 351 Management Information Systems
FNCE 370 Overview of Corporate Finance (3)
MATH 265 Introduction to Calculus I (3)
MGSC 312 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3)
MGSC 368 Introduction to Production and Operations Management
MGSC 369 Service Operations Management
MKTG 396 Introduction to Marketing (3)


  Accounting Major Core Courses (15 credits)  
ACCT 351 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
ACCT 352 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
ACCT 460 Principles of Auditing
TAXX 301 Introduction to Income Taxation

And one of the following

FNCE 401 Investments
FNCE 403 Risk Management



Accounting Major Electives
(Select 9 credits from the following courses)

  Any other senior (300 or 400) level accounting (ACCT), taxation (TAXX), or finance (FNCE) courses.           (6) 
CMIS 455 Accounting Information Systems
  Other Options (9 credits)  
Administrative Studies at senior
(300 or 400) level
Non-Administrative Studies at
senior (300 or 400) level

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