Business Administration - Accounting

Admission Requirements  Tuition and Fees Program  Structure

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.

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

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

Tuition and fees

 Full Time Fees
 Full Time Fees  Fall Winter
Tuition $2,045.00 $2,045.00
Campus Rec Fee $55.00 $34.00
Health & Dental Fee *$126.00 *$126.00
Student Association Building Fee $17.92 $17.92
Student Association Fee $112.00 $112.00
Technology Fee $75.00 $75.00
Total Fees $385.92 $385.92
Total Tuition & Fees ***$2,430.92  ***$2,430.92
Total Cost Per Year   $4,861.84
 International Students
International Students Fees  Fall Winter
Tuition  $6,135.00 $6,135.00
Campus Rec Fee $55.00 $55.00
Health & Dental *$126.00 *$126.00
Student Association Building Fee $17.92 $17.92
Student Association Fee $112.00 $112.00
Technology Fee $75.00 $75.00
Total Fees $385.92 $385.92
Total Tuition & Fees



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 $29 - $114.

* 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.


Year 1

Term 1 (September - December)

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 (January - April)

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 (September - December)

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 (January - April)

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


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.