Regulations effective September 1, 2017.
The Bachelor of Commerce Accounting Major offers flexibility and generous transfer arrangements to meet professional accounting association requirements. Students focus on financial and management accounting, along with taxation, auditing, and accounting information systems.
Our online program plans can assist you in selecting the courses needed to fulfill your program requirements.
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.
Students holding a degree in administration, business, commerce or management; or a degree with a major, concentration, or any equivalency programs from Athabasca University or another university will not be accepted into the Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting Major program. There are no course entrance requirements.
Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.
Students must have a weighted average of at least 1.7 (60 per cent) across all courses taken at Athabasca University towards a Bachelor of Commerce degree in order to graduate.
|Total credits in the program||120|
|Required courses (Years 1 and 2)||39|
|Required courses (Years 3 and 4)||24|
|Accounting Major core courses||15|
|Accounting Major electives||9|
|Residency requirement: A minimum of 30 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University, including ADMN 404, in Years 3 and 4. These 30 credits must include ADMN 404 (3 credits) plus 12 credits from the list of required courses for Years 3 and 4.|
|Graduation with Distinction or Great Distinction. At least 24 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University in order to be considered.||24|
|Maximum Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition credits||21|
Years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Commerce Program regulations also apply to the Accounting Major.
|ACCT 356||Strategic and Competitive Analysis||(3)|
|CMIS 351||Management Information Systems||(3)|
|FNCE 370||Overview of Corporate Finance||(3)|
|MGSC 368||Introduction to Production and Operations Management
|MGSC 369||Service Operations Management|
|MKTG 396||Introduction to Marketing||(3)|
|ORGB 364||Organizational Behaviour||(3)|
|A senior (300/400) level Organizational Behaviour course other than ORGB 364||(3)|
|ADMN 404||Strategic Management*||(3)|
|*ADMN 404 must be taken with AU. Transfer credit will not be awarded. ADMN 404 should be taken as the last course in the program.|
|ACCT 351||Intermediate Financial Accounting I||(3)|
|ACCT 352||Intermediate Financial Accounting II||(3)|
|ACCT 460||Principles of Auditing||(3)|
|TAXX 301||Taxation I||(3)|
And one of the following courses:
|Any other senior (300 or 400) level Accounting (ACCT), Taxation (TAXX), Finance (FNCE) course, or CMIS 455.||(9)|
Information effective Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018.
Updated March 08 2018 by laurab