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Business Administration Post Degree Diploma Pre-Professional Accountant

North Island College
Program overview
2 years
Diploma / certificate
Start dates
British Columbia
September 2022

British Columbia
September 2023

British Columbia
September 2024
North Island College

Program description

Business Administration Post Degree Diploma Pre-Professional Accountant

Specialize in accounting with a focus on preparation for entry into the Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) certification program. Gain work experience through your internship and build your network of personal contacts.

In year one, you will develop a strong foundation in accounting (both managerial and financial), finance, Canadian taxation, corporate finance, business writing, and ethics. You will also choose one elective, with options in commercial law, accounting computer applications, quantitative methods, information systems, organizational behavior and economics. You will begin to put theory into practice in courses such as BUS 293 , where you will apply knowledge gained from several business disciplines to manage a company in an online business simulation. You will become part of a management team, making strategic business decisions in an effort to achieve a competitive advantage in your industry.

In year two, you will deepen your accounting and business understanding with advanced topics such as advanced managerial and financial accounting, corporate taxation, auditing and strategic management.

You will graduate with relevant work experience gained through your program internship and will be well- positioned for a career in accounting.

Admission requirements

  1. An accredited Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three academic years from a recognized institution.
  2. C+ in Foundations of Math 11 or NIC MAT-055; or a C in one of Pre-Calculus 11, Principles of Math 11, Applications of Math 12, or NIC MAT-053; or Math Assessment.
  3. Completion of BUS-100 or an equivalent course
  4. Students applying to the Post Degree Diploma program whose undergraduate degree was not taught in English must meet English language requirements. Those requirements may be met by completing ESL-092 and ESL-095 (minimum C+); or English Assessment; or a minimum TOEFL-550, TOEFL Computer Based Test (CBT) 213, TOEFL iBT 80 with no section lower than 19; or IELTS 6.0.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Mathematics of Finance
  • Financial Accounting Fundamentals for Accountants
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting - Revenue and Assets
  • Management Accounting
  • Taxation - Individual
  • Effective Organizational Writing
  • Business Ethics
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Plus one elective & Internship Workshop 

Year 2

  • Finance
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting - Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
  • Advanced Cost Accounting
  • Taxation - Corporations, Partnerships & Trusts
  • Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Auditing
  • Strategic Management
  • Internship-Applied Business

Scholarships & funding

Students can learn more about scholarship opportunities on the NIC institutional website. 

Tuition fees

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

Continuing studies

You may pursue your designation in accounting with the CPA or could consider further education in masters programs in a variety of disciplines. With a 3.0 GPA this program qualifies you for guaranteed admission in to the VIU MBA/MScIB Degree. The possibilities are endless.

Career opportunities

As a graduate with an accounting designation will qualify for career opportunities in a wide range of work environments, both in Canada and internationally. This may include working in public practice or in industry. 

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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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