Business Administration: Accounting

CampusStart Date
MonctonSeptember 2018
Saint JohnSeptember 2018
Fredericton September 2018

Program Overview

Accounting basics are central to good business. With this program, you’ll learn intermediate accounting knowledge to assist your clients, such as how to prepare and present financial statements and skills in marketing, payroll, computing, and accounts receivable and payable. Our program also includes a work practicum where you’ll have the opportunity to put your knowledge into action while networking with influential people. The numbers are on your side with this career choice as employment growth in accounting related positions continues to climb.


The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two academic years of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency
    • Foundations of Mathematics 110
      Geometry and Applications in Mathematics 112 and Functions and Relations 112

      (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)

      Career Possibilities

      As a graduate of this program, you'll have a wide range of skills that can be applied in various accounting-related careers. You may be employed by government agencies, public practice and various private businesses. Graduates are frequently hired as staff accountants, junior accountants, accounting and audit technicians, payroll administration, accounts receivable and payable administration and bookkeepers.

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      NOC Codes

      1114 - Other financial officers
      1231 - Bookkeepers
      1431 - Accounting and related clerks
      1432 - Payroll clerks
      1434 - Banking, insurance and other financial clerks

      What you will learn

      • Accounting - Manual, Computerized, and Managerial
      • Business Law
      • Business Software Applications
      • Financial Mathematics
      • Business Communications
      • Economics
      • Statistics
      • Finance
      • Income Tax
      • Small Business Management
      • Management
      • Marketing

      Specific Considerations

      Graduates of the Business Administration Accounting program may be eligible for credit in the Certified Professional Accountants, Canadian Institute of Management, Canadian Payroll Association and the Institute of Canadian Bankers programs.

      Graduates of the two-year Business Administration Accounting program, who have achieved a minimum of a 70% average each program year, may be able to transfer into the third year of a four-year degree program at Cape Breton University (CBU), Atlantic Baptist University (ABU) or the University of New Brunswick Saint John (UNBSJ).

      NBCC is committed to furthering our university relationships; therefore, other university agreements may be available.

      Many other universities give credit for courses completed in the Business Administration program.

      Students accepted into this program may be eligible for financial awards offered through the J.D. Irving Limited Incentives Program.

      This program is a "Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere" (L.I.V.E) program that requires the use of a notebook computer as part of the learning experience. Your notebook computer should meet minimum technical specifications to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. See here for more information: L.I.V.E. (Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere)

      Articulation Agreements

      Institution: Mount Saint Vincent University
      Articulation Period: 2010-2020
      Information: Business Administration graduates will receive up to two years credits toward a Bachelor of Business Administration.

      Institution: Crandall University
      Articulation Period: 2010-2015
      Information: Graduates of NBCC with a Diploma in Business Administration and who are admitted to Crandall University, based on a transfer credit assessment, will receive up to two years full credit towards a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Management

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