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The Accounting certificate program is a comprehensive accounting program designed for mature students who wish to pursue a career as an accounting technician or in financial management. The program is designed to serve the special needs of students wishing to accelerate their progress towards the achievement of graduate membership in one of the professional societies. Specifically, the Accounting certificate will provide students with significant advance credit towards the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada). Students are advised to acquaint themselves with the transfer credit/course exemption policies of the accounting societies.
The program may be taken on a part-time basis over several years or on a full-time basis over four semesters. As enrolment is limited, early application is encouraged. The course workload of the full-time program is rigorous and demanding. Prospective students must be prepared to devote above-normal effort and time to their studies.
This commitment is considered essential for successful completion of the program. Professional bodies provide scholarships for students entering their programs. Details may be obtained from a School of Business program advisor or the Financial Aid and Awards office.
Note 1: Applicants with minor deficiencies may, at the discretion of the School of Business, be considered for conditional admission.
Students who do not meet these requirements might consider Qualifying Studies.
Applications are accepted for entrance to the Fall semester only. For application deadlines, see Specific intake application process.
Note 1: Students making an early application must provide evidence of courses in progress as soon as available.
Note 2: Students may also present English 12, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples, AP English, IB English A (standard level or higher level), or out-of-province equivalent.
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.
Textbooks and supplies cost approximately $1,000–1,500 per year. Textbooks should be considered an investment and become part of a student's business library. Students may be required to purchase one or more computer software packages. Students should also consider purchasing or arranging access to an industry-compatible computer.
Students should choose electives appropriate for the professional program they intend to follow. Consult the program chair or respective professional program transfer guide.
All the professional programs have work experience and grade requirements. In addition, these programs change from time to time, so interested students should consult the respective professional society or association for up-to-date details.
Students need at least four semesters to complete the program. Part-time students may take up to seven years to complete the requirements. People working full-time should take no more than two courses per semester.
All students may have to travel between campuses during their program. Most 300-level courses are offered only on the Abbotsford campus.
|BUS 247||Introductory Management Accounting||3|
|BUS 261||Business Law||3|
|BUS 343||Intermediate Accounting I||3|
|BUS 344||Intermediate Accounting II||3|
|BUS 345||Income Tax I||3|
|BUS 348||Intermediate Management Accounting||3|
|BUS 349/ ECON 349||Financial Management I||3|
|ECON 100||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|CMNS 125||Communicating Professionally to Academic and Workplace Audiences||3|
|STAT 106||Statistics I||4|
|Plus:||One upper-level BUS elective (selected from electives list below)||3|
|BUS 226/ ECON 226||Economic and Business Statistics||3|
|BUS 338||Accounting Information Systems||3|
|BUS 346||Income Tax II||3|
|BUS 439||Advanced Financial Accounting||3|
|BUS 440||Managing in the Digital World||3|
|BUS 449/ ECON 449||Financial Management II||3|
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.
Former UFV business students who finished their studies more than 10 years ago and students who completed courses in other programs and/or at other post-secondary institutions prior to starting a UFV business program should contact the School of Business to determine whether any courses/credits can be recognized for or transferred to the desired UFV business program. Applicability of courses and/or transfer credits is determined on an individual student basis.
The following criteria are used:
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 or at 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 option to meet the prerequisite requirements (PREP) of the CPA program. A number of courses are also recognized by a variety of other professional accrediting associations such as CHRP (Certified Human Resource Professional).
Students enrolled in undergraduate courses (courses numbered 100 or above) 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).
For re-entry to a School of Business program, GPA will be calculated based on the courses that will be used to fulfill the program requirements only (program GPA). Limitations on the number of courses retaken will apply.
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 GPA of 2.00 (C average) in their final semester as well as cumulatively.
For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.