Regulations amended, effective September 1, 2017.
The University Certificate in Accounting is designed for students who want to develop skills and knowledge appropriate for an accounting professional. The program has been designed so you may, with careful selection of options, complete the courses that make up many levels of the training required by the professional accounting associations. Students holding an undergraduate or graduate degree with a major in accounting may not enrol in this program. Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.
Transfer Credit will not be accepted if course(s) completed more than:
Transfer credit being used to satisfy options other than those in the Business and Administrative Studies area of study will not be restricted. If you are currently working in the field and provide evidence of work being completed, this restriction may be waived.
Our online program plans can assist you in selecting the courses needed to fulfill your program requirements.
Counselling Services offers an assessment website, "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 complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.
|Total credits in the program||30|
|Residency requirement. A minimum of 15 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University.||15|
|Maximum Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) credits||6|
Required Courses (24 credits)
|ACCT 253||Introductory Financial Accounting||(3)|
|ACCT 351||Intermediate Financial Accounting I||(3)|
|ACCT 352||Intermediate Financial Accounting II||(3)|
|ACCT 355||Cost Analysis||(3)|
|MGSC 301||Statistics for Business and Economics I
|MATH 215|| Introduction to Statistics
|MATH 216||Computer-oriented Approach to Statistics|
|LGST 369||Commercial Law||(3)|
(6 credits. See recommendations.)
Business and Administrative Studies courses at the junior (200) or senior (300/400) level. See recommendations below. 1
Please note that these are recommendations only and any selections should be verified with the provincial accounting association in your area.
If planning to pursue a professional accounting designation, options should be chosen in consultation with the provincial association of which you are applying.
For more details, visit the Professional Accounting Education website.
1 Change to electives to allow for more flexibility done April 2010 and grandfathered.
Information effective Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018.
Updated October 17 2017 by laurab