Bachelor of Applied Business Administration

Winter 2017 start: applications are accepted June 1, 2016 to Jan. 9, 2017.
Fall 2017 start:
applications open on Oct. 19, 2016. 

  • Applied degree
  • Available through full‐time or part‐time studies
  • Can be completed in two years of full‐time study or up to seven years part‐time
  • Paid work terms (Directed Field Studies)
  • Recognized for the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation

Looking for a career that's accounting-focused and in high demand? Graduates of SAIT's Bachelor of Applied Business Administration program have a 100% employment rate. At SAIT, we can help you prepare for a variety of exciting management-level positions in accounting and business across a number of industries through this dynamic program.

Graduates from this program can expect to find careers in accounting, financial and information management in business, industry, government and public practice accounting.

Program Description

The Bachelor of Applied Business Administration (Accounting) is a post-diploma applied degree program. Students will learn the advanced accounting, business and management skills needed to succeed in the field of accounting. Faculty in the program bring extensive real-world accounting experience and students benefit from a highly engaging applied learning environment. Students will develop practical knowledge in the areas of taxation, advanced management and financial accounting, auditing, leadership, and more.

This program consists of ten academic courses and the opportunity for paid work experience through two semesters of Directed Field Studies (DFS). DFS is the hands-on, practical component of the program, allowing students to integrate their academic knowledge with on-the-job learning, completion of assigned readings, applied research, case analyses and written projects. Students will work with an academic mentor who will help you develop techniques to succeed in your accounting career. Students are responsible for securing their own placement, which must be approved by the Academic Chair.

This program is recognized as meeting the pre-requisite educational requirements needed to enter the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Professional Education Program.Did you know: In September 2015, CGA, CMA and CA will merge to become one official designating body ¬- Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Alberta.

Your Career

Graduates find work in accounting, financial and information management in business, industry, government and public practice accounting. The majority of graduates go on to pursue a professional accounting designation.

Past graduates have found positions such as: Accountant, Accounting Manager, Auditor, Controller, Financial Analyst, Project Accountant, and Tax Consultant.

  • Graduates of SAIT's Bachelor of Applied Business Administration program have a 100% employment rate

Student Success

Students who invest more time and energy into their coursework have a higher chance of success.

Due to the amount of technology used in the curriculum, we strongly recommend that you have access to a computer prior to enrolling in the program. 

You must be able to read, write, and understand the English language at a high level.

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