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Accounting: Post-Baccalaureate Diploma


The Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting is designed for a student that has completed a bachelor's degree and has decided to further their education by pursuing the CPA accounting designation. The program will allow students to obtain the required accounting courses to then be accepted into the accounting professional program. The program aims to provide the skill sets identified by CPA Canada as critical to achieve competency as a CPA. The program consists of fourteen courses (48 credits) that will allow students to develop strong technical skills in financial reporting, management accounting, strategy and governance, audit and assurance, finance and taxation. It will also ensure the development of the required enabling competencies of the profession: professionalism, ethical behaviour, written and oral communication, leadership, and problem solving. Note: This is a two-year program, though students can choose to complete the program in an accelerated form.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, the following program admission requirements apply:

  • successful completion of a recognized undergraduate degree in any discipline

Curricular Requirements

The Post Baccalaureate Diploma program requires completion of the following 48 credits of courses with a minimum grade point average of 2.5.

  ACCT 2293 Accelerated Introductory Financial Accounting 3 credits
  ACCT 5110 Intermediate Financial Accounting 4 credits
  ACCT 5220 Introductory Managerial Accounting 3 credits
  ACCT 5335 Taxation 4 credits
  ACCT 5480 Corporate Finance 4 credits
  ACCT 5510 Advanced Financial Accounting 4 credits
  ACCT 5645 Audit and Assurance 4 credits
  ACCT 5720 Advanced Managerial Accounting 3 credits
  ACCT 5800 Strategy and Governance 4 credits
  BUQU 1230 Business Statistics 3 credits
  BUSI 2390 Business Law 3 credits
  CBSY 2205 Management Information Systems 3 credits
  ECON 1150 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits
  ECON 1250 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting.

At a Glance

School of Business

Program Type:

  • Post Baccalaureate

Credential Granted:

  • Post Baccalaureate Diploma

Offered At:

  • KPU Surrey  Surrey
  • KPU Civic Plaza Civic Plaza

Start Date(s):

  • Fall Intake (September)  September
  • Spring Intake (January)  January
  • Summer Intake (May)  May

Intake Type:

  • Open Intake  Open intake


  • Full-time  Full-time
  • Part-time  Part-time

Minimum Credits Required:

  • 48

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 1-Sep-2017

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 13-Jun-2018

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