Full-time/Part-time Bachelor of Technology 8400btech

Accounting

Note: The Bachelor of Technology in Accounting is currently under review.
  • Full-time: The September 2016 intake is now closed for new applications. The January 2017 intake is on hold until approval of the revised program.

  • Part-time: Applications are currently being accepted. Students can apply to the current program matrix until December 30, 2016. Applications received in 2017 will be accepted for the revised program.

*Note: The Bachelor of Technology in Accounting is currently under review. New courses are in development that will either replace or complement existing courses. For more information, contact Raj Brar at Rajwant_Brar@bcit.ca or 604-456-8070.*

If you have completed a BCIT Diploma in:  

Then you can earn your Bachelor of Technology in Accounting at BCIT. This Degree will provide you with an academic credential leading to a CPA (Chartered Professional Accountants) designation or to an MBA program.

Students completing this program will acquire the key technical, interpersonal, communication, problem-solving, and computer skills demanded by employers.

The Bachelor of Technology in Accounting consists of eight Advanced Technical Specialty courses (32 credits), four Liberal Studies Education courses (12 credits), and a Workplace Education component.

The BCIT model: fast, flexible and effective

BCIT's Bachelor of Technology in Accounting is offered as:

  1. Flexible Part-Time Studies: The flexible part-time program allows you to maintain your career and study at the same time. You can register course by course, and apply for admission to the program any time.
  2. Full-Time Day Stream: This program is offered on a full-time basis for those students who want to accelerate their completion of the program. The program starts every September.
  3. Full-Time Evening Stream: Two intakes per year - January and September.

Accredited Program

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Program Entry

Application processing

Full-time: this program is open to applications:

  • January 2nd* to March 31st* for the Fall (September) intake
  • The Winter (January) intake is currently under review and will open for applications at the end of summer when the revised program matrix is approved.

Part-time: this is a continual intake program with applications processed throughout the year. Students can apply to the current program matrix until December 30, 2016. Applications received in 2017 will be accepted for the revised program. Information on the updated program matrix will be available at the end of summer.

*or next business day

Entrance requirements

Full-time: Competitive Entry

This program has a two-step admission process. Applicants must meet all entrance requirements to be considered. All applications will be reviewed by the program area at the application deadline. Admission is competitive and will be offered to the most qualified applicants.

Preference will be given to applicants who are current full-time students in the BCIT Diploma in Accounting, Finance or Financial Planning programs. A limited amount of space may be allocated to other applicants. Applicants who meet all entrance requirements and are not selected for the full-time stream will be offered admission to the part-time stream.

Applicants who are currently enrolled in the 4th term of the BCIT Diploma in Accounting, Finance or Financial Planning must be on track to complete all entrance requirements prior to the start of the intake that they are applying for. Currently enrolled full-time BCIT diploma students applying for the full-time degree may be conditionally accepted based on successful completion of their diploma.

Part-time:

This program has a two-step admission process. Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains.

Step 1 for all applicants: Pre-entry assessment by the department

Applicants are required to complete a pre-entry assessment form to have their education assessed by the program area:

  • Complete “Part A” of the Pre-Entry Assessment Form [PDF]
  • Save the form as a PDF document and email it as an attachment to btech_accounting@bcit.ca
  • A program representative will contact you with instructions regarding next steps. In some cases you may be asked to attend a program information session or to meet with the Program Head individually. You may be required to complete a bridging program or upgrade your marks in specific prerequisite courses before you can apply.

You can apply once you have a completed pre-entry assessment form signed by the Program Head and have completed any necessary bridging or upgrading courses. The completed pre-entry assessment form must be uploaded to your application to be considered for entry.

Step 2 for all applicants: Meet the following entrance requirements

*Graduates of the BCIT Finance or Financial Planning diploma programs are not required to take FMGT 3310 and 4310 as prerequisites for the BTech in Accounting.

Applicants who have completed post-secondary studies outside of Canada, United States, the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand will require a comprehensive evaluation of their credentials by the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES).

All students are required to have access to computer equipment with the capacity to perform the research, computing and processing functions required by each of the courses in the program.

Read more about how to meet BCIT’s entrance requirements

Apply to program

Note: The Bachelor of Technology in Accounting is currently under review.
  • Full-time: The September 2016 intake is now closed for new applications. The January 2017 intake is on hold until approval of the revised program.

  • Part-time: Applications are currently being accepted. Students can apply to the current program matrix until December 30, 2016. Applications received in 2017 will be accepted for the revised program.

BCIT only accepts complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee
Apply Now

You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.

Scheduled intakes

Part-time: January, April and September

Full-time Day Stream: September each year.

Full-time Evening Stream: January and September each year.

myCommunication

Within 2 business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal e-mail and your myBCIT e-mail address. All correspondence about your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at my.bcit.ca. We'll send you an email when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these emails, or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within 4 weeks.

Costs & Supplies

Please click here to see Full-time and Part-time fee information.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

Program matrix

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Part-time Program Matrix

1. Required Courses:
Credits
  FMGT 7910 The Business Environment 4.0
  FMGT 8911 Integrative Business Management Practices 4.0
 
2. Complete a minimum of SIX courses from the following list of electives: Credits
  FMGT 7121 Advanced Accounting 4.0
  FMGT 7210 Advanced Management Accounting 4.0
  FMGT 7310 Advanced Auditing 4.0
  FMGT 7410 Taxation of Close Corporations 4.0
  FMGT 7510 Advanced Finance 4.0
  FMGT 7520 Business Valuation 4.0
  FMGT 7710 Management Information Systems 4.0
  FMGT 8121 Contemporary Issues in Accounting 4.0
  FMGT 8610 Independent Technical Studies Abroad 1 4.0
  FMGT 8620 Independent Technical Studies Abroad 2 4.0
 
3. Liberal Studies: (12.0 credits required) Credits
Mandatory Courses: (6.0 credits)
  LIBS 7001 Critical Reading and Writing 3.0
  LIBS 7002 Applied Ethics 3.0

Elective Courses: (6.0 credits)
All students will be required to achieve these credits in accordance with the BCIT policy on Liberal Studies course requirements.
 
Total Credits: 42.0

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Full-time Day program

Admitted students will be offered four specific Advanced Technical Courses during September to December and four other specific Advanced Technical Courses during January to April

These courses are normally held on Mondays to Fridays, any time between 8:30am to 5:30pm. The students will be responsible for registering and completing the four Liberal Education Courses on their own.

Full-time Evening program

Admitted students will be offered four specific Advanced Technical Courses during September to December and four other specific Advanced Technical Courses during January to April.

Advanced Technical Courses are normally held on Mondays to Thursday from 6:00pm to 9:45pm and if necessary on Saturday from 9:00am to 12:45pm. The students will be responsible for registering and completing the four Liberal Education Courses on their own.

Program length

Full-time students will complete the Advanced Technical Specialty courses over two semesters: Fall and Winter. The Liberal Studies courses can be completed before or after the required Advanced Technical Specialty courses. Full-time students are required to complete 560 hours of relevant work experience following the completion of Advanced Technical Specialty courses.

Part-time students are required to complete the Bachelor of Technology in Accounting courses within seven years. They are also required to complete two years of relevant work experience following the completion of their Financial Management Diploma.

Program structure

The Bachelor of Technology in Accounting program consists of eight Advanced Technical Specialty courses, 12 credits (4 courses) of Liberal Studies Education, and a Workplace education component.

Full-time Program Structure

Part-time Program Structure

Students planning to complete the program on a part-time basis should refer to the part-time program matrix.

Graduating & Jobs

Accounting Designation

Many graduates from our accounting programs go on to receive an accounting designation. In the past year we had:

  • 92 grads receive a CGA
  • 22 grads receive a CA
  • 15 grads receive a CMA

Graduate employment outcomes

The BCIT student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2013-2015 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2012-2014 graduates and for Degree 2010-2012 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the BC Student Outcomes website.

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International Degrees

International Double Degree

The double degree program between the BCIT BTech in Accounting program and the UAS bfi Vienna BA in Banking and Finance program is a great opportunity to get academic experience in international banking and finance. The double degree program offers both an academic and work opportunity, with an internship in Austria.

Students will obtain degrees in:
  • Bachelor of Technology in Accounting from BCIT
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business in Banking and Finance from UAS bfi Vienna

International Master's Degree

The Master's degree in International Banking and Finance at UAS bfi Vienna provides students with advanced skills and knowledge in international banking and finance.
  • Academic graduate degree: Masters of Arts in Business, MA
  • 3 semesters with the following study periods: 3 evenings a week plus Saturdays
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Tuition fee for BCIT graduates: 365 Euro per semester + 17 Euro Austrian Students Union Fee
  • Admission procedure: MC knowledge test and presentation at BCIT campus
  • Application deadline: March 1

How to Apply

BTech Accounting degree students interested in applying for an international degree program at a partner institute should email Svitlana Kominko, ​International Program Coordinator.


Contact Us

Rajwant Brar
Program Administrator, BTech in Accounting
604-456-8070 | Rajwant_Brar@bcit.ca

Jennifer Kerr
Program Head, Bachelor of Technology in Accounting
604-451-6759 | Jennifer_Kerr@bcit.ca

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  • Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
  • Job placement and graduate outcomes
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Testimonial

My education at BCIT gave me the skills I needed to succeed and put me on the path to realizing my educational and career goals in a highly competitive business environment.
Gianni Veltri, Senior Accountant, KPMG LLP. BCIT Bachelor of Technology in Accounting alumni 2009

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When I started my post-secondary education, my choices were all over the place. I always wanted to do best in life and that is why I choose BCIT. It provided the required training, offered flexibility in my learning path, and created a perfect platform to complete my degree and assisted me in obtaining one of the most esteemed accounting designations – Chartered Accountant (CA).
Ankur Merwaha, CA. Senior Accountant, Assurance Services BDO Canada LLP. Bachelor of Technology in Accounting alumni 2008

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As a graduate of the Bachelor of Technology in Accounting and the Financial Management Professional Accounting Diploma, I feel that my experience through the programs not only has given me the skills and technical knowledge that I needed to excel in my career at Meyers Norris Penny LLP, but also gave me the technical knowledge and the discipline that is required to make it through CASB and successfully pass the UFE.
Jay Parley, CA, Meyers Norris Penny LLP. Bachelor of Technology in Accounting alumni.