The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting program allows graduates to earn a business degree that prepares them to obtain a professional accounting designation in Canada (CPA designation).
In Canada, a degree is required for acceptance into the accounting designation. The BBA in Accounting offers courses in financial and management accounting, tax, audit, finance, economics, and other core business functions such as marketing and operations and information management, satisfying the undergraduate requirements of the accounting designation.
Some unique features of this program are:
- Applied projects and assignments to ensure graduates acquire the practical skills valued by employers.
- A large offering of courses in Richmond, Surrey, and Langley during the day and evenings for Fall, Spring and Summer semesters to ensure maximum flexibility in schedules.
- Opportunities for accounting-related employment (through Careers Services and Cooperative Education) while earning a degree.
- Opportunity to join the Accounting Society of KPU (ASK) student club, providing regular exposure to CPA representatives.
Many of the courses included in this program are articulated with other universities and colleges for ease of course transferability to and from KPU. Please refer to the BC Transfer Guide at www.bctransferguide.ca regarding the transferability of courses to and from specific institutions in British Columbia.
Students who excel in the accounting profession have numerical aptitude, strong critical thinking skills, and effective written and oral communications skills.
To acquire a professional accounting designation, you must obtain a degree in any field and complete the required accounting courses. Students with degrees in other fields may take these courses at KPU.
Career opportunities are numerous, diverse, and often lucrative for BBA Accounting graduates. More than 90% of BBA Accounting graduates find career opportunities within six months of graduation. Placements range from public accounting firms to internal management accounting positions in industry, government and the not-for-profit sector. These positions provide the work experience required for the CPA designation.