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Pathway to Professional Accounting

This program is designed for students planning to pursue a professional accounting designation. It will enable students with any undergraduate degree to take the courses required to enter the professional accounting program of their choice at an advanced level. The Pathway to Professional Accounting Certificate consists of 45 credits (15 courses) and can be completed by taking courses in class and by distance delivery, either part-time or full-time.

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of any undergraduate degree, and
  • BUAD 111 Financial Accounting I and BUAD 121 Financial Accounting II (or their equivalent)

Graduation Requirements

Successful completion of the prescribed and elective courses as listed in the program outline with a minimum graduating grade average of 65%.

Higher course grades may be required by the professional accounting association for transfer credits to be granted.

Program Outline

BUAD 195 Financial Management
BUAD 208 Canadian Income Tax I
BUAD 263 Intermediate Accounting I
BUAD 264 Management Accounting
BUAD 273 Intermediate Accounting II
BUAD 283 Management Information Systems
BUAD 296 Long-term Capital Management
BUAD 365 Cost Accounting
BUAD 369 Canadian Income Tax II


Fifteen credits of Business or non-Business courses numbered 100 or higher*

  • Business courses include all BUAD courses except BUAD 100, BUAD 107, BUAD 111 and BUAD 121 which are not acceptable for credit in this program
  • Non-Business courses must be from a diploma or degree program. COSC 122, MATH 111, MATH 120 and MATH 160 are not acceptable for credit in this program

The 15 credits of electives can be used to meet the prerequisite requirement to courses in this program or to fulfil further requirements for the selected professional accounting program. Students are strongly advised to meet with a Business Education Advisor as individual course sequence and selection of electives will vary depending on the courses taken as part of each student's undergraduate degree and the professional accounting designation chosen as a career goal.

*The five elective courses (15 credits) will be individually selected taking into consideration the courses completed as part of the undergraduate degree and the personal career goal of the individual students. Students may also require more than 45 credits (15 courses) to attain the highest level of exemptions possible with the CA, CGA and CMA professional accounting bodies.

This program is not currently offered

Program Area:





  • Distance/Online
  • Part-Time
  • Full-Time


2013-14: $4,700.50
  • Fees listed are for first year (two semesters) for a typical, full-time student taking 5 business courses per semester. Depending on the campus of study and the courses selected fees may vary. 
  • Fees include all mandatory fees: Activity fee, Health & Dental, Student Association fee, Education Technology fee, Development fee.
  • All amounts are approximate and are subject to change.
  • International students will pay International tuition fees

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