The Bachelor of Accounting consists of eight Advanced Technical Specialty courses and 36 credits of General Education. Full-time students also have the option to complete a Workplace Education component.
If you have completed a BCIT Accounting, Finance, or Financial Planning diploma, you can earn your Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) at BCIT. This degree will provide you with an academic credential leading to a CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant) designation, a MPAcc (Master of Professional Accounting), or an MBA program.
Students completing this program will acquire the key technical, interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills demanded by employers.
The BCIT model: fast, flexible and effective
BCIT’s Bachelor of Accounting is offered as:
- 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.
- 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 and January.
BCIT offers a number of international study opportunities that helps students gain a global perspective of the economy, culture, government, and everyday life of the country they study in. You could participate in a summer field school or complete an international degree. Learn more about studying abroad.
This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Costs & Supplies
Bring your own device
Students are required to have their own laptop. Please refer to the Bring Your Own Device Specifications [PDF] for requirements.
Laptop costs vary depending on the configuration chosen, but will likely range from approximately $1,000 to $2,000.
Full-time day program
Admitted students will be offered four specific Advanced Technical Specialty courses each term.
These courses are normally held on Mondays to Fridays, any time between 8:30am and 5:30pm. The students will be responsible for registering and completing the General Education courses on their own.
Graduating & Jobs
Graduates of the Bachelor of Accounting degree have several options for further education and professional development opportunities.
Further education options
- CPA – Charted Professional Accountants Designation
- MPAcc – Master of Professional Accounting (University of Saskatchewan)
- BCIT – Business Analytics Graduate Certificate
- BCIT – Forensic Investigation of Fraud and Financial Crime Graduate Certificate
This program leads to middle management and senior management positions in a variety of roles including public practice, corporate accounting, and government entities.
“I had the opportunity to attend an event for BCIT Accounting alumni who recently passed the CFE and I could not be a more proud alumni of such a tremendous school! Thank you BCIT for being there every step of the way!”
Poonam Deol, Senior Associate at PwC
“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
“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
Program Administrator, Bachelor of Accounting
604-432-8571 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Head, Bachelor of Accounting
604-451-6759 | Jennifer_Kerr@bcit.ca
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