Regulations amended, effective September 1, 2016.
There are two routes to the Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma) Accounting Major.
Students presenting two-year college diplomas in business (or a closely related field) from an accredited college or technical institute will receive 60 credits of block transfer award toward the first two years of the Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma) Accounting Major, except students from Ontario colleges, who will receive 45 credits. These students must complete additional credits in non-Business and Administrative Studies courses to reach the 60-credit requirement. Ontario students with approved three-year diplomas in business or a closely related field will receive a block transfer award of up to 66 credits towards this degree program. All diplomas presented must be approved for credit by Athabasca University.
The block transfer award for a diploma approved by AU is 30 credits. If you present courses equivalent to the following list, or another required course within the Bachelor of Commerce program with the diploma, the block transfer award may increase up to 60 credits. All diplomas presented must be approved for credit by Athabasca University.
To graduate, students must have a weighted average of at least 1.7 across all courses taken at Athabasca University towards a Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma) degree. Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.
Athabasca University advisors have developed a program plan to assist you. 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.
|Total credits in the program||120|
|Block transfer credit for two-year business diploma (excluding Ontario)||60|
|Block transfer credit for Ontario two-year business diploma||45|
|Block transfer credit for Ontario three-year business diploma||up to 66|
|Required Courses credits (Years 3 and 4)||27|
|Accounting Major Core Courses credits||15|
|A minimum of 12 Business and Administrative Studies credits must be at the 400 level (including ADMN 404).||12|
|Residency requirement. A minimum of 30 credits, including ADMN 404, must be obtained through Athabasca University in Years 3 and 4.||30|
|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||9|
AU-approved college diploma
Required Courses (27 credits for two-year diploma, and Ontario three-year diploma)
|ACCT 355||Cost Analysis||(3)|
|ACCT 356||Strategic and Competitive Analysis||(3)|
|FNCE 370||Overview of Corporate Finance||(3)|
Calculus for Social Sciences and Economics *
|MGSC 312||Statistics for Business and Economics II||(3)|
|MKTG 396||Introduction to Marketing||(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.|
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
Accounting Major Electives (9 credits selected from the following)
|Any other senior (300/400) level Accounting (ACCT), Taxation (TAXX), or Finance (FNCE) courses, or CMIS 455.||(9)|
Other Options (9 credits)
|Senior (300/400) level Business and Administrative Studies credits||(3)|
Senior (300/400) level Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits*
Required Courses (30 credits)
|ACCT 253||Introductory Financial Accounting||(3)|
|ADMN 232||Introduction to Management||(3)|
|ADMN 233||Writing in Organizations||(3)|
|CMIS 245||Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows)||(3)|
|LGST 369||Commercial Law||(3)|
Statistics for Business and Economics I*
|ORGB 364||Organizational Behaviour
And the required and options courses in the Business Field Diploma-Holder List above.
Information effective Sept. 1, 2016 to Aug. 31, 2017.
Updated January 25 2017 by laurab