Business Administration Accounting Finance - Diploma
Capable accounting and finance professionals are highly respected in the global business world and are in high demand. We give you a solid financial understanding and management background to secure your career potential in this high-paying and diverse field.
Our Accounting Finance concentration allows you to start working right away or receive advance credit toward earning your Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), or other professional designations.
This concentration provides students with a solid background in the financial structure of business. Students develop skills in such areas as: financial and managerial accounting, systems analysis and design, auditing, taxation and computer systems.
Our comprehensive course offerings train you to be successful in a variety of respected careers, such as:
- Management accounting
- Financial planning
- Business analyst
- Financial accounting
Common first-year courses must be completed before moving into second-year courses. For first-year course and admission requirements, see Business Administration.
Upon successful completion of this program, learners will be able to:
1. Explain and apply terms, concepts, and theories relevant to Canadian business
2. Communicate effectively in various formats to a variety of stakeholders
3. Demonstrate management thinking and problem-solving at the foundational level
4. Use a range of contemporary digital technologies effectively
5. Apply multi-stakeholder perspectives in decision-making
In addition to meeting the general entrance requirements for admission to Selkirk College, applicants must meet the following Business Administration requirements:
- English Studies 12 or equivalent with a minimum of 60% or higher required. For international applicants, IELTS 6.0 overall band score with no band below 5.5, or equivalent on other internationally recognized English Language Proficiency Tests.
- Any Math 11 with a minimum of 60%. Note that students who may pursue a university degree in Business should complete a pre-calculus course.
The deadline for receiving required documentation is stated in the student’s admissions letter.
An interview (in person or by telephone) with the program advisor may be required before entry to the program.
Students are required to complete an orientation at the beginning of the program.
Where space permits, students may be admitted up to the end of the first week of the semester.
The program may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.
In order to receive your credential in your program, you must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.
ADMN170 - Introduction to Business
ADMN 170 Introduction to Business is a course that introduces students to the management and operation of business, including the principles, concepts, ideas and tools used by managers. In addition, the course exposes students to international and local business issues, and to large companies as well as to smaller, entrepreneurial firms. This course also provides an introduction to Career exploration and preparation
COMM240 - Financial Accounting I
COMM 240 Financial Accounting I is an introductory course in accounting from the basic accounting equation to the preparation of the income statement, statement of owner's equity and balance sheet. This course covers merchandise operations, valuation and control of cash, temporary investments and receivables, inventories and cost of goods sold, principles of internal control and capital assets. Includes important accounting principles and concepts as well as the classification of accounts. The use of special journals, worksheets and computerized accounting is also covered.
ECON106 - Principles Of Macroeconomics
ECON 106: Principles of Macroeconomics covers: national income accounts, national income determination model, monetary system, monetary and fiscal policy, problems with the Macro System, inflation, unemployment, etc.; international trade - balance of payments, exchange rates, capital flows.
MATH125 - Business Mathematics
MATH 125 Business Mathematics is intended for first year students enrolled in the Business Administration program. It stresses the mathematics required in financial processes. The course starts with a review of basic arithmetic and algebra. With these skills the student will solve several practical business problems. Topics include (but are not limited to) ratio and proportion, merchandising, break-even analysis, simple interest and promissory notes, compound interest and effective rates, equivalent payment streams, simple and general annuities, annuities due and deferred annuities, amortization of loans and payment schedules.
MATH140 - Calculus I for Social Sciences
TWC164 - Business Communications I
TWC 164 Business Communications I is an introduction to the fundamentals of effective written business communication and their application to workplace communication. Additionally, students will solidify and advance their skills in researching and presenting ideas and reports.
ENGL110 - College Composition
ENGL 110 College Composition is about thinking and writing. You will learn how to develop and express informed opinions on issues that matter. You will also learn about research, editing, and expository and persuasive academic writing forms.
ADMN181 - Marketing
ADMN 181 Marketing introduces students to basic concepts and principles of marketing. Topics include Canadian entrepreneurship, small business management, evaluation of business opportunities, and marketing management. Market planning will be emphasized as well as practical decision making in regards to evaluating the business environment, market segmentation, market research, and strategy choices. The marketing mix or product, price, place of distribution, and promotion will be discussed in depth.
COMM241 - Financial Accounting II
COMM 241 Financial Accounting II is the second financial accounting course, reviewing and enlarging upon concepts and principles, their application to and effect upon financial statements. Topics include: capital and intangible assets, current and long-term liabilities, partnership accounting, accounting for corporate transactions, notes and bonds payable, the cash flow statement, and financial statement analysis.
ECON107 - Principles Of Microeconomics
ECON 107 Principles of Microeconomics usually taken following Economics 106 Principles of Macroeconomics. Topics covered include: supply and demand - price supports, the agricultural problem, value theory, theory of the firm - competition, pollution, industrial organization - monopoly, public utilities, advertising, income distribution - labour unions, productivity.
STAT105 - Introduction To Statistics
STAT 105 Introduction to Statistics is intended for social, environmental science, and business students, or others who would benefit from a one-term statistics course. Topics include estimation of means and hypothesis testing. Applications are explored.
TWC165 - Business Communications II
TWC 165 Business Communications II focuses on developing oral presentation skills by practice and application. Students will develop these skills by planning and delivering speeches, pitches, interviews, and informative reports created through a rigorous research and pre-writing process.
COOP101 - Business Co-op Work-term I
ADMN250 - Managerial Accounting
ADMN 250 Managerial Accounting examines how accounting information is used within organizations to plan, monitor and control. Managers in all functional areas will have to deal with the management accounting system of the organization they work for. The purpose of this course is to ensure that you have a basic understanding of how such systems operate, the language they use and their limitations. CPA Adapted
ADMN251 - Intermediate Accounting I
ADMN 251 Intermediate Accounting I is the first part of a two-semester course dealing with theory and concepts as applied to financial reporting. Valuation and cost allocation problems applying to cash, receivables, inventories and investments, and property, plant, and equipment and finally Intangible assets form an integral part of this course.
ADMN252 - Financial Management
ADMN 252 Financial Management course examines the role of finance and the tools and environment of financial decision making. Topics include: time value of money, foundations for valuation, financial analysis and planning, management of current assets and liabilities, capital budgeting, risk and return, and personal finance. Together with ADMN 255 this course will enable the student to acquire the needed skills and knowledge to analyze common corporate financial decisions. These two courses will also provide a basis for further advanced studies.
ADMN253 - Principles Of Income Tax I
ADMN 253 Principles of Income Tax I course studies the nature and structure of the Income Tax Act, as it applies to individuals. Topics include determination of net income for tax purposes, taxable income and income taxes payable. Income from employment, business, property, capital gains and miscellaneous sources are included. Basic tax planning topics are examined.
ADMN269 - Information Systems
ADMN 269 Information Systems is an introductory course that covers the use of computer-based information systems in management and accounting. After completing this course, students will have the knowledge required to make informed decisions about the applications of information technology. (Adapted from CPA).
ADMN254 - Intermediate Accounting II
ADMN 254 Intermediate Accounting II builds on the financial accounting skills that you acquired in Financial Accounting I and Intermediate Accounting I.
Intermediate Accounting II is an intermediate-level course that focuses on the liabilities and equities side of the statement of financial position along with topics such as accounting for income taxes, leases, employee benefits, earnings per share and accounting changes* (adapted from CPA)
ADMN255 - Corporate Finance
ADMN 255 Corporate Finance introduces you to finance concepts and provides you with essential knowledge of various tools used in corporate finance. You will examine the corporate financial environment and its impact on decision-making, introductory finance concepts (including the time value of money, investing and risk management) and distribution of earnings. In addition, you will look at capital budgeting techniques and short-, medium- and long-term financing decisions* (adapted from CPA).
ADMN297 - Entrepreneurship
ADMN 297 Entrepreneurship examines the process of researching and developing a business plan. A business plan provides a comprehensive framework for a firm's marketing, financing, and operational activities. Students will research and develop a business plan to assess the viability of a proposed business venture. Students will also learn to critically assess the viability of a business plan through completing a due diligence process.
ADMN257 - Principles of Income Tax II
ADMN 257 Principles of Income Tax II provides a study of the nature and structure of the Income Tax Act, as it applies to corporations, partnerships, deceased taxpayers, trusts and non-residents, with the focus on corporate taxation. A corporate tax return and relevant schedules are prepared to determine net income for tax purposes, taxable income and income taxes payable. The sale of an incorporated business, tax planning techniques and special topics are included.
ADMN272 - Commercial Law
ADMN 272 Commercial Law is an introduction to law as it applies to business. The development of the courts and the machinery of justice will be outlined. A study will then be made of torts and negligence, and of contracts including their formation, interpretation, breach, assignment and discharge. Methods of carrying on business such as employer/employee, proprietorship, partnership, agency and incorporation will be introduced and compared.
COOP101 - Business Co-op Work-term I
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