Regulations effective September 1, 2019.
The University Certificate in Advanced Accounting is designed to build upon the knowledge and skills students developed in the University Certificate in Accounting. Thus, the University Certificate in Accounting (or its equivalent) is required for enrolment in the program. Students holding an undergraduate or graduate degree with a major in accounting may not enrol in this program.
Transfer Credit will not be accepted if course(s) completed more than:
If you are currently working in the field and provide evidence of work being completed, this restriction may be waived. Transfer credit being used to satisfy options other than those in the Business and Administrative Studies area of study will not be restricted.
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 complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.
|Total credits in the program||33|
|Residency requirement. A minimum of 18 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University.||18|
|Maximum Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) credits||6|
Required Courses (24 credits)
|ACCT 451||Advanced Financial Accounting||(3)|
|ACCT 454||Decision Analysis||(3)|
|CMIS 351||Management Information Systems*
*CMA students please see Note below.
|TAXX 301||Taxation I||(3)|
|ACCT 460||Principles of Auditing||(3)|
|FNCE 370||Overview of Corporate Finance||(3)|
|TAXX 401||Taxation II||(3)|
|ADMN 404||Capstone I: Strategic Management||(3)|
(9 credits. See recommendations.)
Business and Administrative Studies courses at the senior (300/400) level. See recommendations below.
Please note that these are recommendations only and any selections should be verified with the provincial accounting association in your area.
ADMN 404 assumes previous knowledge in the following subject areas (ACCT/FNCE, MKTG, ECON, ADMN/MGMT) and is recommended to be taken last or with the last set of courses in your program. ADMN 404 must be taken with AU. Transfer credit will not be awarded.
If pursuing a professional accounting designation, options should be chosen in consultation with the provincial association of which you are applying. Confirm with your provincial association requirements before selecting.
For more details, visit the Professional Accounting Education website.
Information effective Sept. 1, 2019 to Aug. 31, 2020.
Updated July 24 2019 by laurab