Business Administration - Accounting

Start your career in accounting through Keyano College's Business Administration - Accounting program. You'll gain practical skills that will help you analyze financial information to plan fiscal management policies and create business strategies. You can apply the program toward earning a professional designation as well.

Learn practical accounting skills

You'll learn accounting and finance theories that apply to a variety of positions in both public and private sectors. You'll be able to audit a business and recommend ways to solve financial issues.

Through the program, you'll build on your ability to:

  • Prepare budgets, tax returns and financial statements
  • Provide personal and corporate income tax and estate planning
  • Plan control and use of business assets
  • Provide litigation support
  • Serve as a bankruptcy trustee and business valuator

    Professional accounting designations

    Many professional accounting designations require a university degree. While earning your Certificate and Diploma through the program, you can also study towards your degree. You can transfer to the following institutions:

    After graduating with your Bachelor, you can apply for a professional accounting designation.

    Designations include:

    • Chartered Accountant (CA)
    • Certified General Accountant (CGA)
    • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

    Certificate and Diploma in Accounting

    You can graduate from the program without applying for a designation and work as:

    • Accounts Payable
    • Accounts Receivable
    • Treasurer
    • Bookkeeper for a small- or medium-sized business

Admission requirements

High school diploma (or equivalent)

You must have a high school diploma (or equivalent) with:

  • A minimum of 60% in Math 30-1 or 65% in Math 30-2
  • A minimum of 60% in English 30/30-1 or 65% in English 33/30 or English 30-2

Mature students

If you're a mature student who is 21 years or older, you can be admitted by:

  • completing the required Math and English courses (with the grades specified); or
  • receiving a pass mark on the College Placement Assessment; or
  • applying as a Special Student who may take up to four courses (one per term) without meeting all of the admission requirements.

English Language Proficiency

You must have:

  • TOEFL: iBT with a minimum score of 79 with no score below 19
  • IELTS with a minimum score of 6.0
  • CAEL with a minimum score of 60
  • MELAB with a minimum score of 80

See our Credit Calendar for other ways that you can meet the English Language Proficiency requirements.

Tuition and fees

View the Keyano College Credit Calendar for this year's tuition and fees.

Program structure

You can study part-time or full-time with day or evening courses.

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The following professional organizations accept our courses:

For information about receiving credit for transfer courses, please contact the professional organization. Please note that courses can change and we do not take any responsibility for any inaccurate information from the professional associations above.