Accounting and Strategic Measurement Certificate and Diploma
School of Business
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 program provides students with the option of working toward either the one-year Accounting Technology certificate or the two-year diploma. Students performing at a high level may consider applying for a block transfer to the Bachelor of Commerce.
Accounting Technology Certificate
The Accounting Technology certificate is designed to provide students with practical, marketable skills, and comprises the first 10 courses of the diploma providing them with introductory level accounting knowledge.
With skills in accounting and computing, graduates of this program may pursue careers in administrative or financial positions in a variety of environments, such as private business, government, industry, accounting firms, financial institutions, hospitals and consulting firms. Students completing this certificate typically find entry-level positions as accounting technicians, accounting clerks and bookkeepers.
Accounting and Strategic Measurement Diploma
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.
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.
Program of Study
Accounting Technology Certificate (30 credits - Year I)
Accounting Diploma (60 credits - Year I & II)
|ACCT 111||Financial Accounting I||3|
|BUSN 201||Introduction to Sustainable Business||3|
|MGTS 107||Business Computing||3|
|ECON 101||Introduction to Microeconomics||3|
|WRIT 101 |
or ENGL 102
|First Year Writing |
or Analysis and Argument
|ACCT 161||Financial Accounting II||3|
|ACCT 162||Practical Tax Applications||3|
|ACCT 164||Accounting Software Applications||3|
|LEGL 210||Business Law I||3|
|PROW 210||Advanced Business Writing||3|
|ACCT 214||Integrated Accounting Systems||3|
|ACCT 322||Managerial Information and Control Systems||3|
|ACCT 315||Intermediate Financial Accounting I||3|
|MGTS 103||Probability and Statistics I||3|
|ACCT 316||Intermediate Financial Accounting II||3|
|ACCT 324||Intermediate Management Accounting||3|
|FNCE 301||Introductory Finance||3|
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.
|Credit Earned in:||May Be Substituted for Credit in Program Course:|
|ACCT 311||ACCT 161|
|STAT 151||MGTS 103|