The Accounting Diploma program prepares graduates for entry-level accounting positions in the work force or to continue their studies at KPU in the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting.
The Diploma program includes courses in financial accounting, management accounting, finance, taxation and auditing. Graduates will also take courses in economics, business math, business statistics, Simply Accounting, information management, English and communications. The Accounting Diploma is carefully aligned with the requirements of the CPA accounting designation.
Students pursuing a Diploma in Accounting must be admitted to the School of Business.
Students intending to graduate with this School of Business diploma must declare the credential. At the time of declaration, the student must satisfy all of the following requirements:
- In good academic standing with the University
- Completion of a minimum of 15 credits of undergraduate coursework.
Students must complete a minimum of 60 credits that include the following:
Business Foundation Courses
|BUSI 1215||Organizational Behaviour||3 credits|
|BUSI 2390||Business Law||3 credits|
|BUSI 2405||Operations Management||3 credits|
|BUSI 2425||Enterprise Development and Business Planning||3 credits|
|MRKT 1199||Introduction to Marketing||3 credits|
All of Group A or all of Group B:
|ACCT 2293||Accelerated Introductory Financial Accounting||3 credits|
|ACCT 1110||Introductory Financial Accounting I||3 credits|
|ACCT 1210||Introductory Financial Accounting II||3 credits|
Note: Students who choose Group B may require more than 60 credits to graduate.
|ACCT 2235||Introductory Taxation||3 credits|
|ACCT 3320||Introductory Management Accounting||3 credits|
|ACCT 3335||Intermediate Taxation||3 credits|
|ACCT 3380||Managerial Finance||3 credits|
|ACCT 3444||Auditing||3 credits|
All of Group A or Group B:
|ACCT 3310||Intermediate Financial Accounting I||3 credits|
|ACCT 3410||Intermediate Financial Accounting II||3 credits|
|ACCT 3510||Intermediate Financial Accounting I & II||6 credits|
Breadth Education Courses
|CBSY 2306||Accounting Systems and Advanced Reporting Applications||3 credits|
|CMNS 1140||Introduction to Professional Communications||3 credits|
|ECON 1150||Principles of Microeconomics||3 credits|
|ENGL 1100||Introduction to University Writing||3 credits|
|BUQU 1130||Business Mathematics||3 credits|
|MATH 1120||Differential Calculus||3 credits|
|MATH 1130||Calculus for Life Sciences I||3 credits|
|MATH 1140||Calculus I (Business Applications)||3 credits|
|BUQU 1230||Business Statistics||3 credits|
|CRIM 2103||Quantitative Data Analysis I||3 credits|
|MATH 1115||Statistics 1||3 credits|
|MATH 2341||Introduction to Statistics for Business||4 credits|
|PSYC 2300||Applied Statistics||3 credits|
|SOCI 2365||Introduction to Social Research Statistics||3 credits|
|Chosen from Courses numbered 1100 or higher in any area of study except ACCT, BUSI, ENTR, HRMT or MRKT. Note that ECON 1250 is recommended for students who intend to proceed into any KPU BBA program.||3 credits|
Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Diploma in Accounting.
At a Glance
School of Business
- Open intake
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