Business Administration Accounting

Program Overview Admission Requirements  Tuition and Fees Program  Structure

Faculty and Staff Future Career Options

Program Overview

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 start your path in our Business Administration Accounting Certificate program and progress to our Diploma program.  Graduates can apply the program toward earning a professional designation as well.

Applications are accepted for Fall, Winter, and Spring semesters. Please submit your application as soon as possible as many programs fill up quickly.

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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. For information on transfer to various port-secondary institutions, please refer to the Alberta Transfer Guide.

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)

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 55% in Math 30-1 or 55% in Math 30-2
  • A minimum of 60% in English 30/30-1 or 65% in English 33/30 or English 30-2

Current grade 12 students can submit an application on or after October 1 and we will process the application for admission. Any students with 5% or higher on the program admission requirements and school timetable showing they are registered in appropriate grade 12 courses may be given conditional acceptance into programs.

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
  • Duolingo with a minimum score of 95
  • PTE (academic) with a minimum score of 50

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

Tuition and fees

Full Time Fees for 2023-2024

Please note the 2023-2024 fees are pending sign off from the Government of Alberta as per the Tuition Fee Regulation.

Full Time Fees  Fall Winter
Tuition $2,309.00 $2,309.00
Campus Rec Fee $70.00 $70.00
Health & Dental Fee *$126.00 *$126.00
Student Association Building Fee $17.92 $17.92
Student Association Fee $112.00 $112.00
Technology Fee $95.00 $95.00
Total Fees $420.92 $420.92
Total Tuition & Fees ***$2,729.92  ***$2,792.92
Total Cost Per Year   $5,459.84
International Full Time Fees 2023-2024

Please note the 2023-2024 fees are pending sign off from the Government of Alberta as per the Tuition Fee Regulation.

International Full Time Fees  Fall Winter
Tuition  $6,924.00 $6,924.00
Campus Rec Fee   $70.00   $70.00
Health & Dental *$126.00 *$126.00
Student Association Building Fee $17.92 $17.92
Student Association Fee $112.00 $112.00
Technology Fee $95.00 $95.00
Total Fees $420.92 $420.92
Total Tuition & Fees



Total Cost Per Year  


Full Time Fees for 2024-2025

Please note the 2024-2025 fees are pending sign off from the Government of Alberta as per the Tuition Fee Regulation.

Full Time Fees  Fall Winter
Tuition $2,359.00 $2,359.00
Campus Rec Fee $75.00 $75.00
Health & Dental Fee *$126.00 *$126.00
Student Association Building Fee $17.92 $17.92
Student Association Fee $112.00 $112.00
Technology Fee $100.00 $100.00
Total Fees $430.92 $430.92
Total Tuition & Fees ***$2,789.92 ***$2,789.92
Total Cost Per Year   $5,579.84
International Full Time Fees for 2024-2025

Please note the 2024-2025 fees are pending sign off from the Government of Alberta as per the Tuition Fee Regulation.

 International Full Time Fees  Fall Winter
Tuition  $7,077.00 $7,077.00
Campus Rec Fee   $75.00   $75.00
Health & Dental *$126.00 *$126.00
Student Association Building Fee $17.92 $17.92
Student Association Fee $112.00 $112.00
Technology Fee $100.00 $100.00
Total Fees $430.92 $430.92
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Total Cost Per Year  


Please note, these estimates are based on 100% enrollment for all semesters and do not include mandatory laboratory fees. Laboratory fees can range from $33- $129 for 2023-2024 and $34-$132 for 2024-2025.

* Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage - deadlines can be found at StudentCare website
** These programs have a mandatory Spring semester if students intend to graduate on time.
*** Tuition is due 10 business days before the start of each semester.

For more information view the Keyano College Credit Calendar

Program structure

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

Current students, please use your Program Registration Guide when registering for courses.

Year 1

Term 1 

BUS 107 Business Communications I 3
BUS 103 Introductory Business Computing 3
BUS 110 Business Mathematics 3
BUS 130 Introductory Accounting 3
BUS 191 Management 3

Term 2 

BUS 111 Statistics I 3
BUS 117 Business Communications II 3
BUS 131 Introductory Accounting II 3
BUS 239 Marketing 3
BUS 270 Organizational Behavior 3
 Year 2


Course Title Credits

Term 1 

BUS 204 Accounting Software Applications 3
BUS 210 Business Data Analytics 3
BUS 230 Intermediate Financial Accounting I 3
BUS 233 Management Accounting I 3
BUS 264 Integrated Case 1.5
ECON 101 Micro-Economics 3

Term 2 

BUS 231 Intermediate Financial Accounting II 3
BUS 232 Corporate Finance 3
BUS 234 Management Accounting II 3
BUS 260 Business Law 3
BUS 263 Business Simulation 1.5
ECON 102 Macro-Economics 3

Faculty and Staff

Our instructors prepare students for various careers in business ranging from Office Administration, Accounting to Resource Management.

Nermin Zukic - Chair and Instructor, Business

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Ben Bramly- Business/Esports Instructor 

Ben BramlyBen joined the Keyano College Faculty in 2021, as an instructor in the Business Administration and Office Administration programs, as well as the Coach of the Huskies Esport team. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Sports Management with Honours.  Prior to joining the team at Keyano College, Ben created and managed collegiate esports teams across Canada, as well as managing esports and retail facilities. His area of discipline is Esports Management, Leadership, and Operations.

Ben's research interest is the impact of varsity esports on the world of collegiate sports, and how gaming can promote teamwork, motor skills, and future success. 



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Greg Chandler - Business Instructor

Greg holds an MBA, CPA, and CGA. His area of discipline is accounting. 


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Amanda Dafoe - Business Instructor 
Amani Edwards - Business/Office Administration Instructor 

picture of manAmani joined the Keyano College faculty in 2018 and currently serves as an Office Administration instructor. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Science (Business Emphasis), a Business Administration diploma in Accounting, a Teacher’s diploma, and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas Permian Basin. Amani is a career educator who has been teaching since 2002. In addition to his teaching experience, Amani worked as an office administrator with a non-profit organization just before joining the faculty. He is a proud alumnus of Keyano College and is unwavering in his commitment to contribute to the development of our community. His areas of discipline are Information Science, Business Computing, and Business Mathematics and Statistics. 

Amani's research interests include data mining and knowledge discovery, as well as big data and supply chain management.


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Jeremiah Iyamabo - Business Instructor 
Uylander Jack - Business/Office Administration Instructor 

Picture of womanUylander joined the Keyano College faculty in 2019 and is an Instructor in Business and Office Administration programs. She holds a BSC, and a M.Sc. in Human Resource Development. With over 15 years of experience serving students at internationally accredited institutions, Uylander believes that the most lasting impact in a person’s life is made through education. Her conviction is that education is the medium by which dreams are created, and visions are born. Uylander’s passion is empowering students, this is done daily through her motto “empowering students one at a time”. Her areas of discipline are human resources, and administrative management.

Uylander's research interests are immigrants resettling successfully, organizational design, future of work, and adult education.


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Vikrant Jain - Business Instructor
Gregory John Krabes - Business Instructor 
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Gregory Krabes joined Keyano College in August 2017. He also teaches at Athabasca University, and is a visiting professor at Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops BC). Prior to these appointments, he lectured and conducted research in Europe, China, and The Middle East. Before joining academia, Gregory was an Economic Diplomat with Société Générale de Surveillance headquartered in Geneva. Gregory holds a BBA and an MBA in Power Engineering. 

His areas of discipline are international business, policy, strategy, and economic diplomacy.

Gregory's research interests include international education, international management, and global development. 


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Dr. Buarny Kunjappan - Business Instructor

buarny kunjappanDr. Buarny Kunjappan joined the Keyano College Business Faculty in 2022. His areas of discipline are financial accounting, and business marketing. Dr. Kunjappan holds a Ph.D., MPhil, MBA, and BCom. Prior to joining the Keyano College Faculty, he taught in Universities and Colleges in India, Oman, and Canada. Dr. Kunjappan also has experience working in B2B Marketing in India. 


His research interests include financial accounting, business-to-business marketing, microeconomics, marketing research, consumer behaviour, and international marketing. 


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Beverly Lockett - Business Instructor 
Rahul Paul - Business and Hospitality Instructor

rahul paulRahul Paul joined the Business Faculty at Keyano College in 2022. His areas of discipline are hospitality, tourism, and French language studies. Rahul holds a BA (hons), and MBA. Prior to joining the Business Faculty, Rahul worked with Oman, Switzerland and Canada. He has experience teaching French as a Foreign Language to Adults, as a Hotel General Manager, and a Hotel Rooms Division Manager. 


His research interests include customer service and retention, as well as diversity in the workplace. 


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Cristina Rensmaag-Izaguirre - Business/Office Administration Instructor 

cristina rensmaag-izzaguirreCristina holds an MA, and her area of discipline is communication studies, computer applications for business, and interpersonal skills. Prior to joining the faculty at Keyano College, she worked with Fujitsu Consulting Inc., and the University of Calgary.

Cristina's research interests include diversity and inclusion in higher education, and communications research (mass media, digital media, and social media). 

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Geraldine Rondot - Business Instructor 

Geraldine RondotGeraldine joined the Keyano College faculty in 2008 and is an instructor in the Business Department. She is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) with an M.B.A. in Strategic Management and a Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resources Management.

Prior to teaching, Geraldine accumulated over 25 years experience in Finance, Financial/Investment Management, Employee Benefits, and Human Resources Management. Her area of discipline is human resources and strategic management. 

Geraldine's research interests include International Post-Secondary Education. 


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Dr. Pratibha Shalini - Business Instructor

Pratibha Shalini Dr. Pratibha Shalini holds a B.A. (Hons.) in Economics from Delhi University, an M.Sc. in International Financial Management (UK), and a Ph.D. from the University of the West of Scotland (UK).

From 2011-2014, Dr. Shalini worked as a Credit Analyst in Barclays UK Corporate Banking, followed by a four year stint in Retail Banking with TSB Bank in Glasgow, UK. Since 2020, her focus has been Post-Secondary teaching roles in Canada. 

Her areas of discipline are economics, business mathematics, operations management, and international business.

Dr. Shalini's research interests include financial inclusion, financial literacy, behaviour economics, and economic and social development. 




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Future Career Options

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.