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Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, Accounting

North Island College
Program overview
4 years
Bachelor's degree
Start dates
British Columbia
September 2022

British Columbia
January 2023

British Columbia
May 2023

British Columbia
September 2023
North Island College

About this program

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, Accounting

Gain fundamental marketing and communications skills to qualify for management-level positions. Make employer connections and earn academic credit as you participate in paid co-op work experience, international exchange and networking opportunities. After graduating, be prepared to move into the CPA Professional Education Program.

Third and fourth-year studies include advanced financial accounting, managerial accounting, advanced cost accounting, taxation, auditing, accounting theory, international business, business ethics, advanced entrepreneurial studies and business strategy. To qualify for a Bachelor of Business Administration degree credential, you must complete all required program courses and electives (or equivalent transfer credits) for a total of 120 credits.

Admission requirements

  1. C+ in one of Provincial English 12, English Studies 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG-060, ENG-096, or ENG-098; or C+ in ESL-092 and ESL-095; or English assessment; and
  2. C+ in Foundations of Math 11 or NIC MAT-055; or C in one of Principles of Math 11, Pre-Calculus 11, Applications of Math 12, NIC MAT-053; or Math Assessment;
  3. Or, CPA-CGA designation to enter CPA Bridging Pathway;
  4. Or, CPA-CMA designation to enter CPA Bridging Pathway;
  5. Or, permission of the department.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Financial Accounting Fundamentals
  • Mathematics of Finance
  • Principles of Management
  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Computer Applications for Business
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Effective Organizational Writing
  • Essay Writing and Critical Analysis or Essay Writing and Indigenous Perspectives or Academic Writing

for co-op students only:

Students must complete in the Fall term as a prerequisite to Co-operative Education Internship Work Term in the Spring.

  • Co-operative Education Pre-Employment Seminar
  • Business Administration Co-operative Education Work Term 1

Year 2

  • Financial Accounting Fundamentals II
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • Management Accounting
  • Commercial Law
  • Taxation I
  • Finance
  • Software for Accounting Professionals
  • Management Information Systems
  • Business Simulation
  • Introduction to Statistics

Year 3

  • Intermediate Financial Accounting II
  • Advanced Cost Accounting
  • Taxation II
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Globalization and International Business
  • Advanced Communications and Professional Writing
  • Business Ethics

Year 4

  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Auditing
  • Advanced Topics in Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management

Scholarships & funding

Students can learn more about NIC scholarship opportunities on our NIC website. 


For more information regarding tuition fees, please visit the website.

Continuing studies

You will be well-prepared to move directly into the the CPA Professional Education program to achieve your CPA accounting designation.

Career paths

After graduation, you may be employed as a public accountant, management accountant, financial manager, corporate accountant, controller, internal/external auditor, business consultant, financial analyst, financial planner, asset manager and business owner. Employment destinations include private practice, business, crown corporations and government agencies.

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North Island College

Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, West Coast of Canada, North Island College is a small public college which offers many programs including certificates, diplomas, a degree in business, and post degree diplomas. Areas of study include university transfer in the...

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North Island College

2300 Ryan Rd
V9N 8N6 Courtenay BC

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