Accounting

Accounting

Why study this program?

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 study at the University of Alberta?

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.


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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.

Program Requirements

Admissions Requirements for 2024 - 2025

This information is for students applying directly from high school. Transfer students: see the Calendar

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Because the U of A wants you to succeed, our admissions policy ensures that all students, regardless of citizenship, have the language skills they need to understand, participate and learn in our classes. The primary language of instruction in our classes, with the exception of those at the Faculte Saint-Jean, is English. For more information on the English Language Proficiency policy refer to the U of A Calendar. Information on writing ELP examinations is also available.

At the U of A, we are committed to encouraging Indigenous Students in their work towards a degree. Indigenous students have been under-represented in higher education in Canada, thus our policy is aimed at increasing opportunity, with the goal of our Aboriginal student population being representative of the public we serve. For more information on Admission of Indigenous Students refer to the U of A Calendar.

Deadline

Fall application: March 1, 2024

March 1st is the deadline to apply for most direct entry programs, but be sure to double-check! For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.

For additional information and the most up-to-date admission requirements, please see admission requirements by faculty in the University Calendar.

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The Office of the Registrar administers over $28 million each year in scholarships, awards, and financial support for undergraduate students, as well as financial and loan advising. Additional scholarships are also available for specific faculties and programs.

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