Wilfrid Laurier University Part Time, Online and Continuing Studies Calendar - Spring/Summer 2011
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
BU357
BU383
BU387
BU393
BU397
BU415
BU467
BU477
BU486

Choose three half-credits from:
BU121
BU275
BU288
BU352
BU385
BU398
BU417
BU427 (or BU497e prior to April '05)
BU430
BU447
BU456
BU457
BU463
BU466
BU481
BU487
BU497f
BU486 accepted by CMA only
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.

Note: The 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.