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    Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
   
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
Academic Course Finder - 2017/2018

Bachelor of Applied Business Administration - Accounting


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Bachelor of Applied Business Administration Applied Degree


Program Description


Advance your career in accounting with the Bachelor of Applied Business Administration (Accounting). This post-diploma applied degree program is available through full-time studies. Learn from faculty with real-world accounting experience as you develop practical knowledge in taxation, advanced management and financial accounting, auditing, leadership, and more.

This program consists of ten academic courses and followed by two semesters of Directed Field Studies (DFS). In DFS, you secure your own paid work placement, with approval from the Academic Chair, and apply your skills in a real-world setting. You graduate from this program with pre-requisite courses you need to enter the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Professional Education Program.

Program Overview


Fast Facts

  • Applied degree
  • Available through full-time or part-time studies
  • Complete in two years of full-time study or up to seven years part-time
  • Paid work terms (Directed Field Studies)
  • Recognized for the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation

Your Career

You can find work in accounting, financial and information management in business, industry, government and public practice accounting. Past graduates have found positions such as: Accountant, Accounting Manager, Auditor, Controller, Financial Analyst, Project Accountant, and Tax Consultant.

Student Success

To be successful in this program, you should:

  • Invest more time and energy into your coursework to have a higher chance of success.
  • Have access to a computer prior to enrolling in the program due the amount of technology used in the curriculum
  • Be able to read, write, and understand the English language at a high level.

Credentials and Accreditation

After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT Bachelor of Applied Business Administration applied degree.

This applied degree is recognized as meeting the pre-requisite educational requirements needed to enter the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Professional Education Program.

Progression


Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

Admission Requirements


  • Applicants must have completed a two-year Business Administration or Accounting diploma or equivalent at an accredited post-secondary institution, with a minimum 2.3 grade-point average, (67% or C+). This diploma must include a minimum of 20 courses, or 60 credits, and contain the following coursework: Intermediate Accounting, Business Communications, Financial Management, Management Accounting, Systems and Marketing.
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

Program Outline


Accounting Major


Third Year

Note:

Not all electives in semester 6 are offered as day time, full time study. For certain electives students will have to study in the evening and/or part time to complete this semester.

Fourth Year

Semester 7

Directed Field Studies (DFS)

Semester 8

Directed Field Studies (DFS)

Total Credits 60


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