Full-time/Part-time Bachelor of Accounting 8630bacc


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 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.

The BCIT model: fast, flexible and effective

BCIT's Bachelor of 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. Or

  3. 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.

International Exchange

The BAcc offers a number of international exchange opportunities that allow students to gain a global perspective of the economy, culture, government, and everyday life of the country they study in. Learn more about international exchange opportunities and international double degrees with internships.

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
  • June 1st* to November 15th* for the Winter (January) intake

  • *or next business day

Part-time: applications are accepted throughout the year.

Entrance requirements

Applicants who are currently enrolled in the fourth 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.


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

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 and B of the Pre-Entry Assessment form [PDF]
  • Save the form as a PDF document and email it as an attachment to bachelor_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. 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

*BCIT will assess diplomas from other institutions for equivalency on an individual basis. Bridging courses may be required.

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

Applicants who have completed post-secondary studies outside of Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand will require a comprehensive evaluation of their credentials by the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES). Credential evaluation reports from other Canadian services may be considered. These reports must include course-by-course evaluations and GPA calculations.

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

International applicants

Part-time Studies (course-by-course) programs are only available to international students who have a valid status in Canada. If you are currently outside of Canada, please apply to a full-time program or ISEP.

Apply to program

To submit your application:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements.
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files.
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee.
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Scheduled intakes

Part-time: ongoing part-time studies intakes

Full-time Day: January and September each year


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

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

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on tuition fees.

Financial assistance

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


Program matrix

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1. Required Courses: Credits
  FMGT 7910 The Business Environment 3.0
  FMGT 8911 Integrative Business Management Practices 3.0
2. Complete six courses from the following list of electives: Credits
  FMGT 7121 Advanced Accounting 3.0
  FMGT 7210 Advanced Management Accounting 3.0
  FMGT 7310 Advanced Auditing 3.0
  FMGT 7410 Taxation of Close Corporations 3.0
  FMGT 7510 Advanced Finance 3.0
  FMGT 7520 Business Valuation 3.0
  FMGT 7710 Management Information Systems 3.0
  FMGT 8121 Contemporary Issues in Accounting 3.0
  FMGT 8610 Independent Technical Studies Abroad 1 3.0
  FMGT 8620 Independent Technical Studies Abroad 2 3.0
3. General Education (36.0 credits): Credits

Mandatory Courses:

  LIBS 7001 Critical Reading and Writing 3.0
  LIBS 7002 Applied Ethics* 3.0
*or equivalent applied ethics course

Elective Courses:

  • 6.0 credits - Social Science or Humanities
  • 9.0 credits - Arts or Science
  • 15.0 credits - Unspecified

Students must achieve these elective credits in accordance with the Bachelor of Accounting General Education Requirements [PDF].

4. Work Term (optional for full-time students only): Credits
  FMGT 7610 Workplace Education Workterm 1 16.0
  FMGT 7620 Workplace Education Workterm 2 16.0
Total Credits: 60.0

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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 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.

Program length

Full-time students will complete the Advanced Technical Specialty courses over two semesters: Fall and Winter. The General Education courses can be completed before or after the required Advanced Technical Specialty courses.

The maximum time to complete this program is seven years.

Graduating & Jobs

Graduates of the Bachelor of Accounting degree have several options for further education and professional development opportunities.

Further Education Options

  1. CPA -  Charted Professional Accountants Designation 
  2. MPAcc - Master of Professional Accounting (University of Saskatchewan)
  1. BCIT - Business Analytics Graduate Certificate
  2. 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.

International Degrees

International Double Degree

The double degree program between the BCIT Bachelor of 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 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

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

Contact Us

Program Enquiries:

Sarah Chanway - 604-432-8571
Program Administrator, Bachelor of Accounting

Jennifer Kerr
Program Head, Bachelor of Accounting

Contact a Program Advisor with the BCIT program name in the subject line if you have a question about:

  • Program selection and program planning
  • Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
  • Job placement and graduate outcomes
  • Student life

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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.
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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).
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