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Athabasca University

Bachelor of Commerce: Accounting Major

Regulations effective January 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019.

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.

For more information on this program contact Athabasca University’s Faculty of Business, 800.468.6531, or email.

Program Plans

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. Athabasca University has also developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating.

Enrolment Restriction

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.

Regulations Governing All Bachelor of Commerce Students

Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

Students must have a weighted average of at least 1.7 (C-) across all courses taken at Athabasca University towards a Bachelor of Commerce degree in order to graduate.

Program Structure

Total credits in the program 120
Required courses (Years 1 and 2) 39
Options 21
Required courses (Years 3 and 4) 30
Accounting Major core courses 15
Accounting Major electives 9
Other options 6
A minimum of 12 Business and Administrative Studies credits must be at the 400 level (including ADMN 404 and ADMN 405). 12
Residency requirement: A minimum of 30 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University in senior (300 or 400) level courses. These 30 credits must include ADMN 404 (3 credits) and ADMN 405 (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 (60 credits)

Years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Commerce Program regulations also apply to the Accounting Major.

Accounting Major Years 3 and 4 (60 credits)

Required Courses (30 credits)

ACCT 355 Cost Analysis (3)
ADMN 417 International Business Management (3)
  or
ECON 401 The Changing Global Economy
CMIS 351 Management Information Systems (3)
FNCE/ECON 300 Financial Economics (3)
  or
FNCE 370

Overview of Corporate Finance*

* Must take FNCE 370 if pursuing CPA designation.

MGSC 312 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3)
MGSC 368 Introduction to Production and Operations Management
(3)
  or
MGSC 369 Service Operations Management
ORGB 364 Organizational Behaviour (3)
HRMT 386 Introduction to Human Resource Management (3)
ADMN 404 Capstone I: Strategic Management* (3)
ADMN 405 Capstone II: Application and Integration of Contemporary Business Topics* (3)
  *ADMN 404 and ADMN 405 must be taken with AU. Transfer credit will not be awarded. These courses should be taken as the last courses in the program.  

Accounting Major Core Courses (15 credits)

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:

FNCE 371 Applications in Corporate Financing (3)
  or
FNCE 401 Investments
  or

FNCE 403

Derivatives and Risk Management

Accounting Major Electives (9 credits selected from the following)

Any other senior (300 or 400) level Accounting (ACCT), Taxation (TAXX), Finance (FNCE) course, or CMIS 455. (9)

Other Options (6 credits)

Senior (300 or 400) level Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits

(6)

 

Information effective Jan. 1, 2019 to Aug. 31, 2019.

Updated May 07 2019 by laurab

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