Accounting BCom

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Accounting BCom

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      C$ 6,999 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      C$ 29,291

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    A Bachelor of Commerce or ‘BCom’ degree in Accounting from the University of Alberta is a great way to prepare for a wide range of different business careers, or to learn what you’ll need to qualify as a Chartered Professional Accountant. No matter what your ambitions, a strong command of numbers and an understanding of finance will help you make yourself a success. 

    This degree program is delivered by the Alberta School of Business, and is very well regarded in industry and commerce. In fact, it is part of one of Canada’s largest BCom programs. The University of Alberta’s BCom options include 5 types of degree, 16 different majors and a great many ways to gain work experience or nice specialisations 

    If you wish, you can select optional modules with a mind towards earning your full CPA certification after graduation. The Alberta School of Business’ advisors can help you select the right courses. 

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This program is typically delivered over 4 years at full time. 

    Modules Include:

    • Accounting for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment
    • Accounting Honors Seminar Parts I & II
    • Accounting Information and Internal Decision Making
    • Accounting Information Systems
    • Accounting Research Workshop
    • Accounting Theory and Current Issues
    • Advanced Auditing
    • Advanced Financial Accounting
    • Analytical Research in Accounting
    • Assurance on Financial Information
    • Auditing History, Theory, and Current Thought
    • Basic Income Tax
    • Basic Income Tax
    • Behavioral Research in Accounting
    • Case Studies in Accounting
    • Corporate Taxation
    • Corporate Taxation
    • CPA Capstone 1 & 2
    • Financial Accounting
    • Financial Reporting for Managers and Analysts
    • Financial Statement Analysis
    • Individual Research Project I, II & III
    • Intermediate Financial Accounting I & II
    • Intermediate Management Accounting
    • Introduction to Accounting
    • Introduction to Accounting for Financial Performance
    • Introduction to Accounting for Management Decision Making
    • Introduction to Financial Economics Based Research in Accounting
    • Introduction to Financial Reporting and Analysis
    • Management Control Systems
    • Organization Planning and Control
    • Performance Management
    • Selected Topics in Accounting
    • Seminar in Advanced Accounting Issues
    • Seminar in Financial Accounting Theory
    • Seminar in Management Accounting
    • Seminar in Managerial Control
    • Seminar on Judgement and Decision Making Research in Accounting
    • Strategic Tax Planning
    • The Methodological Foundations of Accounting Research

    Learning And Teaching

    The University of Alberta’s degree programs are delivered through fairly standard lesson formats. In all cases, the teaching methods have been selected to help students gain a deep understanding of the field and its place in society, to engage the minds of the students, to develop an atmosphere of mutual respect, and to ensure an optimal environment for learning. In addition to knowledge of the field, the students will develop independent critical thinking skills. 

    Career Possibilities

    In addition to management and accounting skills, you’ll develop the career management skills you need to thrive in today’s competitive business world. Recent graduates of the University of Alberta’s BCom in Accounting have taken on roles as Accountants, Accounting Managers, Articling Students, Auditors, Business Analysts, Financial Analysts, Human Resources Professionals, Internal Audit Analysts, International Trade Specialists, Junior Accountants, Marketing Managers, Operations Managers, Project Managers, Public Accountants, Staff Accountants and Staff Auditors.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a full BCom degree. 

    To apply, you’ll need to have completed at least one year of post-secondary education including Statistics, Mathematics, Economics and English content. Note that admission is competitive.

    All classes are taught in English unless otherwise specified, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test.

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