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Accounting: Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc)

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Applications are submitted externally through the BCIT website.

  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring

Study Options
  • Work
  • Program Start Date
    Full-time intakes: September, January. Part-time: Sept, Jan, April.
  • Campuses


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    City of Burnaby
  • Length
    Two years, full-time; or flexible part-time
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    Tuition total approx: $12,500 Domestic; $41,000 International
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Off-site

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out BCIT's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

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.

Application Fee: $90 Domestic / $154 Intl

1) Program Admission Requirements

Entrance requirements

Full-time: Competitive Entry

This program has a two-step admission process. Applicants must meet all entrance requirements to be considered. All applications will be reviewed by the program area at the application deadline. Admission is competitive and will be offered to the most qualified applicants.

Preference will be given to applicants who are current full-time students in the BCIT Diploma in AccountingFinance or Financial Planning programs. A limited amount of space may be allocated to other applicants. Applicants who meet all entrance requirements and are not selected for the full-time stream will be offered admission to the part-time stream.

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
  • 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

  • English: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following:

    What if I don’t meet these English requirements?

  • Post secondary education: A BCIT Diploma in AccountingFinanceFinancial Planning, or an equivalent diploma from another institution* with a minimum GPA of 70% and a minimum average of 65%** in the following second year subject sequences:

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

    **Applicants with an average between 62% and 65% in no more than two second year subject sequences will be considered to have met this entrance requirement.

    ***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.


2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy BCIT's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Review the full English Language Requirements policy here.

There are two ways to meet the English requirement:

1. Complete both of the following:


2. Demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening:

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

The English Language Proficiency requirement for studies at BCIT is detailed here.

Applicants to BCIT are also required to have completed two years of full-time study in a high school or post-secondary program in English in an English-speaking country.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For details on BC/Yukon High School credit equivalencies click here

Review BCIT Entrance Requirements and Application priority .


You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

Learn about Canadian high school course equivalencies here.  

For more information about admission, please review BCIT Entrance requirements and Application priority 

BC Transfer Student

For details on how to transfer credits from BC post-secondary institutions to BCIT visit this website.


Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on admission with Advanced Placement into BCIT programs, click here .


Mature Student

If you have not graduated from secondary school you may still be admitted to BCIT based on your relevant experience. To gain Mature student status, you must also meet BCIT's English-language requirements as well as any prerequisites for your desired program. Please contact BCIT Admissions to discuss your situation further. 

Note: there are several Upgrading options through BCIT.

For other information, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions section of BCIT's Admissions website.

International Student

For details on applying to BCIT as an International Student check here.

Note: some BCIT programs with a post-secondary entrance requirement will necessitate a comprehensive ICES evaluation for applicants who completed their post-secondary studies outside of Canada, the United States or the United Kingdom. Please review your program’s entrance requirements and contact BCIT Admissions if you have further questions. 

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

The Technology Entry Program is for students who want to improve their skills in core areas such as communications, Math, Chemistry or Physics to meet the prerequisites of their intended BCIT Technology Program.

Learn about other BCIT Upgrading options here.



How to Apply

For information on applying to BCIT's programs check here.

BCIT’s application website provide a step-by-step process to help you identify the program that is right for you, find the entrance requirements to your program of choice, prepare your application, submit your application in a timely manner, and track your application status online.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.