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Accounting

Bachelor of Commerce

Faculty of Business

Why study Accounting?

Why study Accounting?

Accounting is the practice of gathering, analyzing, and communicating financial information, and is a crucial aspect of every business and organization. Anyone who wants to be successful in business must have a strong understanding of “the numbers," so whether you are interested in accounting specifically, or financial management in general, you should consider the Accounting major.

To pursue a career in accounting, you can follow your BCom degree with a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) certification.

Why get a Bachelor of Commerce degree?

Why study Business?

The Alberta School of Business offers one of the largest BCom programs in Canada, with five different degree types, 16 majors, and many opportunities for specialization and work experience, including student clubs, business incubators, case competitions, study abroad programs, and more.

Our courses are built around group and project work, and our professors are award-winning teachers and experts in their field who will challenge you to put ideas into practice as you work towards your personal career goals.

Possible Careers

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Manager
  • Articling Student
  • Auditor
  • Business Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Human Resources Professional
  • Internal Audit Analyst
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Junior Accountant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Public Accountant
  • Staff Accountant
  • Staff Auditor

"I feel as if people are watching out for me here. That kind of feeling is why I want to give back to others in my life." Saskia is a fourth-year Accounting student and an an executive of the Accounting Club in the Alberta School of Business. She is also a member of Alberta JDC West, an undergraduate business competition among Western Canada's top business schools.

Non-Direct Entry

This program does not allow admission directly from high school. See requirements below for more details.

Important information about admission to Business

There is no direct entry from high school into the Bachelor of Commerce program (BCom). Students must first complete a year of university in another Faculty or postsecondary institution and take courses in English, Economics, Mathematics and Statistics. Admission to the BCom is competitive based on performance in the required courses and a student's overall academic record.


 
Preprofessional Study Time: 1 year

24 required, transferable to the University. ( = units of course weight)

  1. Junior Level English (6), which includes any 100-level English (3) and a maximum of (3) in WRS
  2. ECON 101 (3)
  3. ECON 102 (3)
  4. MATH 113 or 114 (3)
  5. STAT 151 (3)

Please consult the Faculty about any other courses appropriate to your major.

Admission Selection: Competitive. Qualified applicants will have completed their preprofessional year with all required preprofessional courses and a minimum of 24 University transferable courses. These applicants are ranked according to their grade point average in the most recent Fall/Winter (September to April consisting of at least 15. Applicants must possess a minimum GPA of 2.3 before their application will be considered. For more information, please visit the BCom website.

Additional Information: Admission to the University of Alberta Business Co-op program is competitive and is based on your application package and your admission interview, if required. For more information on applying to the Co-op program, please visit the Co-op website.

 
 

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Why UAlberta?

The University of Alberta is one of the Top 5 universities in Canada and Top 100 in the world, with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, award-winning professors, a diverse and welcoming community, and opportunities for undergraduates you won’t find anywhere else. Come learn, try, solve, create, challenge, master, transform, and change the world.

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