Wilfrid Laurier University Part Time, Online and Continuing Studies Calendar - Fall/Winter 2006/2007
Canadian Excellence

Diploma in Accounting Program

The Diploma in Accounting has been designed to meet the needs of people planning for a career in accounting. The program is offered on both a full- and part-time basis. Program requirements are given in the chart below.

 

Required courses: Elective courses
BU231
BU383
BU387
BU393
BU397
BU467
BU476 or BU415
BU477
BU357
Choose three half-credits from:
BU121
BU275
BU288 (BU388 prior to September 2003)BU352
BU385
BU398
BU427 (or BU497e prior to April '05)
BU430
BU457
BU463
BU466
BU481
BU487
For CMA: BU427 (formerly BU497e) (replaces 457 and 487). Students still require 3 electives

Admission Requirements

  1. Admission to the program normally requires an undergraduate degree. This program may be taken on a full- or part-time basis. In order to complete the diploma in three terms students must enrol full-time and begin in September.
  2. Prior to admission to the program, students must have completed: BU227, BU247, EC120, EC140 and BU205 (or equivalent courses).  When the number of applicants with minimum qualifications exceeds the number of places available, candidates will be rank-ordered on the basis of academic record and achievement in these five courses.
  3. Students may be granted a maximum of two credits taken prior to admission to the program.

 
Academic Requirements

  1. In order to graduate, students must attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 7.00 (B-). This average must be attained with a maximum of seven credit attempts; that is, only two half-credits may be repeated or substituted.
  2. Students must complete at least four credits (eight courses) at Wilfrid Laurier University after admission to the program.

NoteThe Diploma in Accounting does not include all of the courses needed to satisfy Chartered Accountant, Certified Management Accountant or General Accountant program requirements. However, these courses are available through Undergraduate Business Programs. Contact the Undergraduate Business Programs Office at (519) 884-0710 ext. 2572 for information on these courses.