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The Accounting certificate program is a comprehensive accounting program designed for students who wish to pursue a career as an accounting technician or in financial management. Students wanting to complete the Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA) designation must complete a Bachelor’s degree and meet the CPA entrance requirements.
The Accounting certificate program may be taken on a part-time or full-time basis. The course workload of the full-time program is rigorous and demanding.
Professional bodies provide scholarships for students entering their programs. Details may be obtained from a School of Business advisor or the Financial Aid and Awards office.
An Accounting major is also available in the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
Students who do not meet these requirements might consider Qualifying Studies.
Applications are accepted for entrance to the Fall, Winter, and Summer semesters. For application deadlines, see Specific intake application process.
Applicants who meet the entrance requirements will be admitted in order of their application date. This date is set when an application, all required documentation, and the application fee have been submitted.
See the Fees and Other Costs section.
Depending on the upper-level elective choices, students may need a minimum of six semesters to complete the program. The program can be completed on either a part-time or full-time basis and must be completed within seven years of admission.
All students may have to travel between campuses during their program. Most 300-level courses are offered only on the Abbotsford campus.
|BUS 100||Introduction to Business||3|
|BUS 145||Introductory Financial Accounting (see Note)||3|
|BUS 160/ CIS 110||Computerized Business Application and MIS||3|
|BUS 247||Introductory Management Accounting||3|
|BUS 249||Introduction to Finance||3|
|ECON 100||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
Note: BUS 143 and BUS 144 may be taken in place of BUS 145.
One lower-level elective and three upper-level electives must be chosen from the courses listed below.
|BUS 261||Business Law|
|CMNS 125||Communicating Professionally to Academic and Workplace Audiences|
|STAT 104||Introductory Statistics (see Note)|
|STAT 106||Statistics I (see Note)|
|BUS 343||Intermediate Accounting I|
|BUS 344||Intermediate Accounting II|
|BUS 345||Income Tax I|
|BUS 346||Income Tax II|
|BUS 348||Intermediate Management Accounting|
|BUS 349/ ECON 349||Financial Management I|
|BUS 439||Advanced Financial Accounting|
|BUS 444||Advanced Management Accounting|
|BUS 449/ ECON 449||Financial Management II|
Note: The Business Administration diploma and the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree both require STAT 106. Although STAT 104 can be used as an elective in both programs, students choosing a STAT elective are advised to choose STAT 106 if they plan to complete additional School of Business programs.
Students whose cumulative grade point average and/or semester grade point average falls below 2.00 during their program are subject to program warning and/or removal from the program.
Students intending to pursue commerce or business administration studies at another institution are advised to study those institutions’ academic calendars carefully before enrolling in any UFV courses which have a BUS designation. Students should consult an Advisor at UFV and contact the institution to which they intend to transfer, or refer to the B.C. Transfer Guide at bctransferguide.ca for transfer details.
A number of the School of Business's courses have transferability with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), allowing students graduating with a BBA Accounting major to meet the prerequisite requirements (PREP) of the CPA program.
Students enrolled in undergraduate courses (courses numbered 100 or higher) must maintain an undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.00 to remain enrolled in Good Academic Standing at UFV. Students in Good Academic Standing will have no registration limits placed on them. Failure to meet the minimum CGPA requirement will result in restrictions on registration and may eventually lead to academic suspension from undergraduate studies at UFV. Students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation are limited to registering in 10 credits. For further details, see the Academic standing and undergraduate continuance section of the academic calendar. Academic standing is governed by UFV’s Undergraduate Continuance policy (92).
Students must complete at least 25% of the credits required in the certificate at UFV.
To be eligible to graduate, students must achieve a minimum program and cumulative GPA of 2.00. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure all program requirements are met. This should be done by regular consultation with a School of Business advisor.
For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.