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Accounting and Strategic Measurement

Overview

School of Business
MacEwan.ca/Accounting

Success in today’s business world depends on sound decisions based on timely, accurate and well-directed financial information. Successful accounting students have good analytical skills, are able to work in a team environment and are self-motivated. In addition, they need effective oral and written communication skills for success.

The Accounting and Strategic Measurement diploma provides a comprehensive overview of accounting procedures and principles. Students in the program learn about management, cost and financial accounting, finance, taxation, computer applications and management skills, providing them with intermediate level accounting knowledge. 

Career Potential

Graduates of the diploma apply their training and skills as accountants in private business, public accounting firms, financial institutions, government, hospitals, industry and consulting firms. Common starting positions include analysts, junior accountants, payroll accountants, financial accountants, cost accountants, assistant controllers and accounting technicians. The experience and learning acquired through the integration of technology gives graduates unequalled leverage in the job market.

Contact Information

T: 780-497-5162
E: Business@Macewan.ca

Program Requirements

The following program requirements are needed to complete the credential. Refer to the Student Plan as this plan identifies the usual course schedule.

Complete 60 credits (20 courses) from this list:

ACCT 101Financial Accounting I3
ACCT 201Financial Accounting II3
ACCT 207Accounting Software3
ACCT 228Income Tax Software3
ACCT 315Intermediate Financial Accounting I3
ACCT 316Intermediate Financial Accounting II3
ACCT 322Managerial Information and Control Systems3
ACCT 324Intermediate Management Accounting3
ACCT 330Introduction to Data Analytics in Accounting3
BUSN 201Introduction to Sustainable Business3
ECON 101Introduction to Microeconomics3
FNCE 301Introductory Finance3
LEGL 210Business Law I3
MGTS 103Introduction to Business Statistics3
MGTS 113Introduction to Quantitative Decision-Making3
PROW 210Advanced Business Writing3
WRIT 101First Year Writing3
or ENGL 102 Analysis and Argument
Open Electives: Choose 9 credits (three courses) from any subject9
Total Credits60

The minimum passing grade for a course at MacEwan University is a D unless otherwise noted next to the appropriate course in the program of study.

Student Plan

Students must follow the Student Plan (listed below) to complete this credential in the year(s) indicated by the plan. Students must consult with a program Academic Advisor regarding any deviation from the Student Plan, as this may extend the time it takes to complete the program.

Year 1
Term 1CreditsTerm 2Credits
ACCT 1013ACCT 2013
BUSN 2013ACCT 2073
ECON 1013ACCT 2283
ENGL 102 or WRIT 1013PROW 2103
MGTS 1033MGTS 1133
 15 15
Year 2
Term 1CreditsTerm 2Credits
ACCT 3153ACCT 3163
ACCT 3223ACCT 3243
FNCE 3013ACCT 3303
LEGL 2103Open Elective: Choose any subject3
Open Elective: Choose any subject3Open Elective: Choose any subject3
 15 15
Total Credits 60
 

Admissions Requirements

Applicants may be admitted to one of the following:

Regular Admission

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar

Applicants must have a minimum overall average of 65 percent, with no course grade lower than 50 percent, in the following high school courses:

  1. ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2
  2. Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  3. Three Subjects from Group A, B, C, or D

Notes:

  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to present a broad range of subjects in order to benefit from the breadth of learning and to increase flexibility of future program and course choices.
  • A maximum of two Group B subjects may be presented; they must be from different disciplines.
  • A maximum of one Group D subject may be presented. Group D subjects used for admission must be 5-credit or any credit combination of at least five credits (e.g.: two 3-credit subjects).

Applicants with nine or more post-secondary level credits must also present a minimum Admission Grade Point Average (AGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Mature Admission

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar

Applicants must be 20 years of age or older and have been out of full-time high school at least one year by the beginning of the intake term. Applicants must have a minimum overall average of 65 percent, with no course grade lower than 50 percent, in the following high school courses:

  1. ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2
  2. Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2

Applicants with nine or more post-secondary level credits must also present a minimum Admission Grade Point Average (AGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Previous Post-Secondary Admission

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar

Admission in this category does not imply or guarantee the transfer of any coursework and/or credential unless a block transfer agreement (internal or external) is in effect and published in the Calendar by the Office of the University Registrar. In addition, transfer of coursework does not imply or guarantee that an applicant will be admitted.

Applicants must present a minimum of 24 post-secondary credits with a minimum Admission Grade Point Average (AGPA) of 2.0 on the 4.0 scale and must have completed the required core courses listed under the Regular or Mature Category.

Additional Admission Criteria

1. English Language Proficiency

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar

Applicable to All Admission Categories

All applicants must meet an acceptable level of English language proficiency. We will require official documents such as high school or post-secondary transcripts or proof of successful completion of standardized language evaluation. Full details are available in MacEwan University’s academic calendar or online at MacEwan.ca/ELP.