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JR Shaw School of Business

Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting Concentration

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Delivery Options

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  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

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It is an opportunity to get a feel for school and what program you want to be in.

International Students

Program availability may be limited for international applicants. Contact your student advisor for more information.

Advanced Credit

You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).

Transfer Credit

In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Transfer and Credit Options section and on the Transfer Credit Request Form (PDF), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:

  • You must have completed the course or program no more than 10 year(s) ago unless a formalized articulation agreement is in place
  • You must have a minimum mark of D in the course(s) or program

Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR)

If you do not qualify for transfer credit or credential recognition, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) may be an option.

Contact the program for additional information about Advanced Credit.

Get acquainted with the heart of business

Accounting is a skilled profession that requires budgeting, processing and reporting skills with a strong foundation of critical thinking.

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with Accounting emphasis is advanced beyond a solid working knowledge of accounting and information systems to incorporate quantitative analysis techniques critical to business success.

Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.

Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.

Hands-on, industry-relevant skills 

Our degree emphasis in Accounting teaches critical thinking techniques, logical analysis and problem-solving skills employers are looking for in today’s global economy. 

The BBA Accounting emphasis is designed to advance you beyond a solid working knowledge of accounting and information systems to learn quantitative analysis techniques critical to business success. You will be shown how to make effective financial decisions, analyze and plan business processes and adapt to changing economic conditions.

Taught by industry practiced master accountants, you can expect to learn:

  • financial accounting
  • management accounting
  • corporate finance
  • negotiation and conflict resolution
  • corporate governance
  • advanced taxation

 

Students taking the BBA with Accounting emphasis complete:

  • 10 common first-year courses (required by students in all NAIT business programs)
  • 10 required accounting courses
  • 16 core BBA general business courses
  • 4 elective courses (which may include additional accounting courses)

All accounting-related courses have prerequisites, so it is important to carefully plan the order of your studies.


Schedule

Our course delivery is flexible, allowing you to take your classes in the daytime, evening or online to suit your schedule. We also have transfer credit and prior learning assessments for those who have done prior post-secondary or other formal training experience.

You can expect to spend on average:

  • 20 hours per week attending classes over the course of a semester.
  • 20 hours per week studying and completing class assignments.

Enter the workforce with confidence 

A BBA with Accounting emphasis will provide you with the training you need to start your career. You will  be prepared to enter the workforce with advanced critical thinking and problem solving skills that employers value.  As part of your studies, you will also be able to enter the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Professional Education Program.

Possible career outcomes include: 

  • Accountant, managerial or public 
  • Budget Analyst  
  • Accounting Specialist  
  • Controller  
  • Auditor, external or internal 
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Potential employers include:

  • public accounting firms
  • public and private sectors
  • not-for-profit organizations

Common first year

In the first year of the program, all business students take the same 10 foundational courses in order to gain core business knowledge. This allows students to experience a variety of business fields in order to decide which is the best fit. In the second, third and fourth years of studies, you will take the required courses to pursue an emphasis in Accounting. 

BBA degree with emphasis

In the BBA career path with Accounting emphasis, you will earn an emphasis on your transcript showing that you graduated in a specialized field of studies. This emphasis does not appear on your graduation parchment, but will be noted on your official student transcripts.

Applying

Students applying to any business administration diploma program will choose Bachelor of Business Administration when selecting the program on the  Alberta Post-Secondary Application System (APAS). More information can be found under How to Apply.


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General Program Information / Advanced Credit

Business Information Centre – JR Shaw School of Business
Email: businfo@nait.ca 
Phone: 780.471.8998

Advanced Academic Information

Business Information Centre – JR Shaw School of Business
Email: businfo@nait.ca
Phone: 780.471.8998

For General NAIT Information

Phone: 780.471.6248
Toll-free: 1.877.333.6248
Email: Student Service Centre



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“I enjoy going into the office every day. I enjoy the challenge of accounting. It’s a great career.”

Greta Wierenga, BBA – Accounting  emphasis '10

JR Shaw School of Business

The JR Shaw School of Business harnesses the power of a polytechnic providing relevant, multi-disciplinary business education integrated with industry partnerships and applied learning.

 

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If you’re on a non-competitive waitlist, you should consider NAIT’s Academic Upgrading program or NAIT Equivalency Tests to become a more competitive applicant.

There is no guarantee that waitlisted applicants will be offered a seat, however it is common for seats to become available until the start of class. As seats become available, they are filled from the waitlist.
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