Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting

The Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting offers the foundational accounting classes required to enter the Chartered Professional Accountants Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). Courses in this program give you that extra edge of accounting knowledge to complement your previous education and experience. You can expect classes to include knowledge related to processing, analyzing, and reporting accounting data, as well as business law and management

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  • Kelowna
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  • Full program offered
  • Partial program offered



Delivery options

Full-Time, Part-Time

  • International students eligible

Tuition and fees

2024-25: $12,051.01 (entire two-year program)

Program details

This two-year diploma program focuses upon the courses needed as prerequisites to enter into the CPA Professional Education Program. The program contains the 20 courses required as prerequisites to the CPA Professional Education program.

This two-year program is designed for students that have already completed an undergraduate degree. 

Campus Start date Schedule
Kelowna Jan. 08, 2024
Kelowna Sep. 04, 2024
Kelowna Jan. 06, 2025

Admission requirements

Successful completion of a recognized Bachelor Degree. It is the responsibility of the student to confirm that their Bachelor Degree satisfies the degree prerequisite of the CPA Professional Education Program.

Applicants who have completed post-secondary studies outside of Canada will require a World Education Service evaluation with International Credential Advantage Package of their credentials.

Language and Math Requirements:

All applicants must meet minimum Okanagan College admission requirements.

Course exemptions:

The following courses may be eligible for exemptions, subject to conditions below:

BUAD 111 Financial Accounting I
BUAD 121 Financial Accounting II
BUAD 113 Canadian Business
BUAD 195 Financial Management
STAT 124 Business Statistics
BUAD 264 Management Accounting
BUAD 296 Long-term Capital Management

To be granted exemption an equivalent course must have been successfully completed within 10 years.

Students cannot be granted more than five course exemptions within this program and must take appropriate alternative business courses to ensure diploma completion.

Program outline

Summer Session

BUAD 111 - Financial Accounting I
BUAD 121 - Financial Accounting II

Semester 1

BUAD 113 - Canadian Business
BUAD 195 - Financial Management
BUAD 208 - Canadian Income Tax I
BUAD 209 - Business Law
BUAD 263 - Intermediate Accounting I

Semester 2

BUAD 273 - Intermediate Accounting II
BUAD 283 - Management Information Systems
BUAD 296 - Long-term Capital Management
BUAD 264 - Management Accounting
BUAD 369 - Canadian Income Tax II

Semester 3

BUAD 363 - Audit Planning
STAT 124 - Business Statistics
BUAD 340 - Strategic Management I
BUAD 462 - Advanced Financial Accounting

Semester 4

BUAD 352 - Data Analytics in Accounting
BUAD 365 - Cost Accounting
BUAD 463 - Internal Control & Auditing
BUAD 466 - Advanced Managerial Accounting
Successful completion of the prescribed courses as listed in the program outline with a minimum graduating grade average of 60%.
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