Program at a glance
Co-op / internship
Open to International
Area of study
Accounting students love the numbers
Start in September, January or May
If you're pursuing a professional accounting designation or wanting to take specific accounting courses, Camosun is the right choice! Use your detail-oriented personality, your skill with numbers and your love of managing money to join one of today's fastest-growing occupations. This is your chance to get started in a challenging, lucrative career in the highly dynamic fields of accounting, finance and investment!
Certificate, diploma or degree – it's your choice
Building on past success, the School of Business has made the pathway through the Business Administrative programs more flexible. There are now three credentials that allow you to progress from a certificate to a diploma to an applied degree and you can apply, exit and return at any stage.
If you already have a related diploma from Camosun or another institution, consider applying directly to the degree program, to begin your second or third year courses, depending on your previous education. Contact the Program Leader or Academic Advising for more information.
Explore the world through study abroad opportunities. Camosun offers many study abroad opportunities with partner institutions around the world, as well as several field school opportunities each year. Your chance to rethink your classroom starts here!
If you are an international student coming to Camosun as an exchange student from one of our partner institutions, learn more about Camosun's international department.
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 Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting Major works with your CPA program needs.
Already have a Degree? Camosun offers a Post-Degree Diploma in Business Administration-Accounting Option, book an appointment with an Academic Advisor or Program Leader to see how the Post Degree Diploma works with your CPA program needs.
Find out more about upcoming accounting networking and information sessions occurring at Camosun, including CPA events.
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.
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Who can I contact if I want more information?
International students please contact International Admissions
What you'll learn
Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.
For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.
What to expect
The program consists of 40 courses which can be completed in approximately four years if taken on a full-time basis. Evening and daytime classes are held predominantly at the Interurban campus and the program can be taken on a part-time basis.
In your first year, you’ll work through introductory–level courses in accounting, finance, economics, and marketing. Exit the program now with a Business Administration certificate or continue on to Year 2.
In your second year, you'll take courses in financial accounting, statistics, corporate finance, and business law. Exit the program now with a Business Administration diploma or continue on to Year 3.
In your third year, you'll continue your studies in financial and management cost accounting and auditing.
For your fourth year, you'll be taking courses in accounting theory, income tax, applied professional practice in order to graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting major.
Co-operative Education Option
Apply your classroom skills in the workplace and bring your workplace skills back to the classroom! A Co-op 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
- Eight (8) 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.
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.
A rewarding career
Financial managers in BC earn a median annual salary** of $79,997 depending on employer and seniority.
**2018 Job Bank Wage data
Tuition and fees
Effective from September 1, 2023, to August 31, 2024
Tuition estimates are for the entire program
Business Administration, Bachelor's Degree - Accounting Major
Business Administration, Bachelor's Degree - Accounting Major, Internship designation
Business Administration, Bachelor's Degree - Accounting Major, Co-op designation
Domestic tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.
For International students visit: International Tuition & Fees.
In addition to tuition estimates, student fees are calculated based on your enrolment. Refer to: Student Fees.
You may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.
Curriculum & courses
When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the program admission requirements listed above. Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.
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Program participation requirements
- Many first year Business courses require Math as a prerequisite (e.g. “C” in Pre-calculus 11, Foundations of Math 11, MATH 073, MATH 077, MATH 137, or “C+” in MATH 072, MATH 075, or MATH 135). Students may enter this program without Math but please note, students must complete one of the Math courses as listed above or successfully complete Camosun’s Math assessment in or before their first semester of study.
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. For more information about our faculty, please visit the School of Business homepage.
For more details, including courses, please see the Program Outline.