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Bachelor of Applied Business Administration - Accounting

Open for Fall 2020

Closed for Winter 2020

Credential: Applied Degree
Available: Continuing Education Classroom

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.

New for part-time students: You are strongly encouraged to bring a laptop to all evening and weekend on-campus classes. This will enable you to better apply your learning and practice your skills through classroom activities and examples, and make effective use of time allocated to working on group or individual assessments. Visit the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) page for standard laptop requirements, and contact business.advising@sait.ca if you have any questions.

This program is recognized as meeting the pre-requisite educational requirements needed to enter the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Professional Education Program.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have completed a two-year Business Administration or Accounting diploma or equivalent at an accredited post-secondary institution, with a minimum 2.3 grade-point average, (67% or C+).
  • This diploma must include a minimum of 20 courses, or 60 credits, and contain the following coursework: Intermediate Accounting, Business Communications, Financial Management, Management Accounting, Systems and Marketing.
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.
  • SAIT evaluates international documents for admissions. After you've applied, consider our international document assessment service if your education is from outside of Canada. 

Competitive Entry: Six Step Process

Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.

Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.

Step 3: Review the selection information to understand the process and deadlines. 

Step 4: Apply to Bachelor of Applied Business Administration and submit your transcripts.

Step 5: Log in to mySAIT.ca to check your admission status. If eligible, your status will indicate that you're "In Selection."

Step 6: Continue to monitor changes to your application status through mySAIT.ca.

Failure to meet anticipated final grades will result in offers being rescinded.

Program Completion

Students in applied degree programs have seven years to complete the credential requirements. The time limitation begins on the date the student starts the first course in the credential. For more information, refer to AC.3.1.1 Grading and Progression.

To get started, simply submit an application through ApplyAlberta.

Course Availability and Registration

Courses are available both during the day and through Continuing Education's evening offerings. Please note, evening courses are offered multiple times throughout the year, with start dates in January, May, and September.

Note: Course offerings may include extra class dates not shown in this calendar and some Saturday classes may be included. Textbooks are not included in the fees shown. Please call 403.284.7248 for further information on registration.

Continuing Education - Accounting Examination Policy

Exams must be written in class on scheduled dates and times. Exceptions to this policy are accommodated under the following circumstances:

  • In case of a medical emergency, when the student provides a letter from a physician justifying the absence.
  • If there is a death in immediate family.

Other exceptional circumstances with prior approval from the Academic Chair, Applied Degree may be considered.

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Course Selection

Semester 5
Personal and Corporate Taxation ACCT-411 Classroom
Advanced Financial Accounting ACCT-434 Classroom
Advanced Management Accounting ACCT-491 Classroom
External Auditing ACCT-495 Classroom
Leadership LDSH-405 Classroom
Semester 6
Accounting Theory ACCT-415 Classroom
Strategic Management  MNGT-405 Classroom
Electives (three courses required)
Internal Auditing and Controls ACCT-413 Classroom
Advanced Information Systems ACCT-416 Classroom
Applied External Auditing ACCT-417 Classroom
Applied Personal Corporate Taxation ACCT-418 Classroom
Advanced Corporate Finance BFIN-492 Classroom
Operations Management MNGT-407 Classroom
Semester 7
Directed Field Studies - Accounting I ACWE-500 Classroom
Semester 8
Directed Field Studies - Accounting II ACWE-501 Classroom/Online Combination

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