Camosun stands with Indigenous peoples

From Sherri Bell, President

The revealing by the Penelakut Tribe of 160+ undocumented and unmarked graves on the grounds of the former Kuper Island Industrial School and foreshore deepens the pain of all Indigenous peoples.

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Business Administration, Post Degree Diploma - Accounting Option

Your pathway to business education

Program at a glance

Credential

Post-Degree Diploma

Area of Study

Business

Study options

Full-time

Part-time

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Open to International

Yes

Length

One or two years

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Business Faculty Member talking with her student

Prepare for a career in accounting

Start in September, January or May!

If you're pursuing a professional accounting designation or want to take specific accounting courses, Camosun is the right choice! You'll gain a solid background and knowledge in accounting to enter business or government.

Student studying

CPA Prerequisites

Camosun offers all of the courses required to enter the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Program.  Please book an appointment with an Academic Advisor or Program Leader to see how the Post-Degree Diploma works with your CPA program needs.  Don't have a Degree?  Complete Camosun’s BBA Accounting Degree which includes all the prerequisite courses. 

Find out more about upcoming accounting networking and information sessions occurring at Camosun, including CPA events.

Information Sessions

The School of Business Information Sessions are a great way to learn more about a program and to get your questions answered by faculty and staff.

Missed the live Information session?

If you missed the live session we've got you covered. Download the 2021 Summer Information Session PDF with clickable links.

Who can I contact if I want more information?

Contact business@camosun.ca

Invest in yourself!

A year at Camosun can prepare you for an advanced career within the business and financial worlds.

Students studying

Estimated tuition

Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

$5,867 (domestic)
$6,639 (domestic with internship)
$22,785 - $26,582 *** (international)

*** Based on successful completion in 3 to 4 semesters

Additional Student Fees

What to expect

The program consists of 15 courses which can be completed in approximately one year if taken on a full-time basis and starting in the Winter term. Evening and daytime classes are held predominantly at the Interurban campus and the program can be taken on a part-time basis.

Program Courses

You'll work through financial accounting, management accounting, auditing, and finance courses and be prepared to enter business or government in an accounting capacity.

Internship Option 

Apply your classroom skills in the workplace and bring your workplace skills back to the classroom! An Internship work term is a great opportunity to gain work experience in your field while enrolled in your academic program. 

When you engage in co-operative education, you get an early start on preparing for your career after graduation! You will be joining a growing number of students who choose the opportunity to alternate between full-time studies and full-time paid work where you can bring your applied classroom learning to life.

Co-operative education is a learner-centered model that empowers you, the student, to direct your own learning and to make a valuable contribution in the workplace. Your learning will be guided and supported by both your employer and the School with a faculty member from your program assigned to coach, monitor, and evaluate your work term development.

To participate in Co-operative Education, prior to your first work term you will need to successfully complete

  • Ten (10) first year courses, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (C+), and
  • the workshop series CDEV-WPS

Talk to your Co-op & Internship Coordinator, or login to the Co-op and Career Portal to book a Co-op Information Appointment with an Employment Facilitator to get more information. Connect with your Academic Advisor to plan your program and how co-operative education can fit. 

Together you determine what timeline is most appropriate for you to take the mandatory Career Development-Workplace Preparation Skills (CDEV-WPS) course before your first work term.

International students

Under Canadian Immigration Law, as an international student you are eligible to participate in co-operative education and you can legally work in Canada during specified work terms.  The Work Permit Checklist for international students will assist in planning your participation in co-operative education.

Curriculum & courses

Program details

Course list

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Course name
Credits
Tuition

Admission requirements

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

Admission requirements

One of:

One of:

And all of:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution

For more detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.

Academic Calendar

Note: Students who have already completed some course work at a professional institute or another post-secondary institution should submit official transcripts to be assessed for transfer credit.

Don't have a bachelor's degree?

Camosun offers a Bachelor of Business Administration degree program with majors in Accounting, Human Resource Management & Leadership and Marketing.

Our teaching staff

Camosun College is proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students' individual journeys.

Faculty/staff profile

Stuart Berry Instructor, Accounting & Finance

Stuart Berry

Instructor

Stuart has been a faculty member in the School of Business at Camosun since 1994. Stuart holds a Doctorate in Education from Athabasca University and ... Read more

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Rob Bruce

Instructor

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Andrew Dean

Andrew Dean

Instructor

Andrew brings practical application and industry experience to his teaching. After working for several years as a corporate controller, Andrew’s ... Read more

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Dwayne Hart

Instructor

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Amy Hoggard Chair/Instructor, Accounting & Finance

Amy Hoggard

Department Chair

Amy has been an accounting instructor in the School of Business at Camosun since 2008.  She has Masters of Science from Utica College, focusing o ... Read more

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Stan Jung

Instructor

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Chris Kellman

Instructor

Chris joined Camosun’s faculty in 2012 after working in BC’s postsecondary sector for over 20 years. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Science (Biology) ... Read more

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Mahesh Kumar Instructor, Accounting & Finance

Mahesh Kumar

Instructor

Mahesh joined Camosun as a full-time faculty in 2007. His educational background consists of a Diploma in Management, a Bachelor's Degree with Honors ... Read more

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Jolene Kendrew Instructor, Accounting & Finance

Jolene Kendrew

Instructor

Jolene Kendrew is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Victoria. Prior to teac ... Read more

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Tana Kristjanson Instructor, Accounting & Finance

Tana Kristjanson

Instructor

I enjoy teaching at this college. This year I am teaching management accounting (ACCT 207), audit (ACCT 380), and introductory accounting (ACCT 110). ... Read more

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Susan Lucato Instructor, Accounting & Finance

Susan Lucato

Instructor

Born and raised in Victoria BC, Susan has devoted her career to providing meaningful, practical and understandable financial advice to her clients. Su ... Read more

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Michelle Lysak Instructor, Accounting & Finance

Michelle Lysak

Program Leader

Michelle is originally from Ontario, where she obtained her CPA, CA designation, as well as a degree in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administr ... Read more

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Keri Norrie Instructor, Accounting & Finance

Keri Norrie

Program Leader

Keri has been an instructor in the Accounting and Finance department for over 20 years, during which time she has also been active in business and the ... Read more

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Dailene Pewarchuk

Dailene Pewarchuk

Instructor (On Leave)

Dailene is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting Major), from the University of Regin ... Read more

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Jennifer Dickson

Instructor

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Kathie Ross Instructor, Accounting & Finance

Kathie Ross

Instructor

Kathie has been teaching at the School of Business since 2008. She has her PhD in Accounting and Finance through the University of Newcastle upon Tyne ... Read more

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Rob Sorensen Instructor, Accounting & Finance

Rob Sorensen

Instructor

Rob joined the Camosun teaching team in 2002 teaching finance, statistics and information systems. He has an MBA in Entrepreneurship from the Universi ... Read more

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Ryan Sykes

Instructor

Accounting

Learn more

Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements. 

Contact information

School of Business

Contact us to discuss if the program is right for you!

Campus location

Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1

Location link

Campus map

250–370–4565

business@camosun.ca

Fax: 250-370-4104

 

International students contact Camosun International