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Accounting Bachelor of Accounting


  • Location
  • Length

    Full-time students will complete the Advanced Technical Specialty courses over two semesters: Fall and Winter. The General Education courses can be completed before or after the required Advanced Technical Specialty courses.

    The maximum time to complete this program is seven years.

  • Tuition Estimate

    Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on tuition fees.

  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor of Accounting

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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

Part-time: applications are accepted throughout the year.

*or next business day

Contact Info

Rajwant Brar
Program Administrator, Bachelor of Accounting
604-456-8070 | Rajwant_Brar@bcit.ca

Jennifer Kerr
Program Head, Bachelor of Accounting
604-451-6759 | Jennifer_Kerr@bcit.ca

Contact a Program Advisor with the BCIT program name in the subject line if you have a question about:

  • Program selection and program planning
  • Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
  • Job placement and graduate outcomes
  • Student life

1) Program Admission Requirements

Note: The full-time September 2017 intake is now closed for new applications. Applications for the full-time January 2018 intake and the part-time program are being accepted.

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 Accounting, Finance 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.

Part-time:

This program has a two-step admission process. Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains.

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 bachelor_accounting@bcit.ca
  • 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

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

**Graduates of the BCIT Finance or Financial Planning diploma programs are not required to take 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 BCITâ??s entrance requirements

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Note: The full-time September 2017 intake is now closed for new applications. Applications for the full-time January 2018 intake and the part-time program are being accepted.

International students: 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.

BCIT accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee
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You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.

Scheduled intakes

Part-time: January, April and September.

Full-time Day Stream: September each year.

Full-time Evening Stream: January and September each year.

myCommunication

Within two business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal and myBCIT e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at my.bcit.ca. We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

The English-Language Proficiency required for study at BCIT is detailed here.

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 more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

Out-of-Province

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 more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

BC Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Mature Student

If you have not graduated from secondary school you can 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.

There is helpful information for Mature students in the Frequently Asked Questions section of BCIT's Admission & Registration webpage.

International Student

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

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.

 

How to Apply

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

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