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.
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.
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 (C-) 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)||30|
|Accounting Major core courses||15|
|Accounting Major electives||9|
|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 of the Bachelor of Commerce Program regulations also apply to the Accounting Major.
|ACCT 355||Cost Analysis||(3)|
|ADMN 417||International Business Management||(3)|
|ECON 401||The Changing Global Economy|
|CMIS 351||Management Information Systems||(3)|
|FNCE/ECON 300||Financial Economics||(3)|
Overview of Corporate Finance*
* Must take FNCE 370 if pursuing CPA designation.
|HRMT 386||Introduction to Human Resource Management||(3)|
|MGSC 312||Statistics for Business and Economics II||(3)|
|MGSC 368||Introduction to Production and Operations Management
|MGSC 369||Service Operations Management|
|ORGB 364||Organizational Behaviour||(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.|
|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)|
|Any other senior (300 or 400) level Accounting (ACCT), Taxation (TAXX), Finance (FNCE) course, or CMIS 455.||(9)|
Senior (300 or 400) level Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits
Information effective Jan. 1, 2019 to Aug. 31, 2019.
Updated August 22 2019 by laurab
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