Accounting and Finance Diploma

What you'll learn

Semester 1

COM 204 Financial Accounting

Introduction to accounting procedures, principles and financial statement preparation, and the analysis of accounting information for business decision-making. Emphasis is on accounting policies and generally accepted accounting principles.
3 CR / (3,2)

ENGL 103 Composition and Style

A study of grammar, composition, and style. A vigorous program of essay-writing plus a variety of writing assignments or exercises dealing with specific problems in essay-writing. Strongly recommended for students who wish to improve their writing skills.

3 CR / (3,0)

MATH 145 Math for Business (or UT Level MATH 100)

This course introduces students to the principle and practices of mathematics with applications to business. The course covers the mathematical interpretation of fundamental business, economic and financial concepts with application to managerial decision making. Prerequisite: SRA with a score at the midpoint cutoff or higher.
3 CR / (3,0)

MGT 157 Principles of Management

This course focuses on the foundations of management theory. Management is presented as a discipline and as a process. The course introduces the key issues of management from the essential skills to management ethics. Major topic areas will include the foundations of planning and decision making, organizational design, managing change and innovation, leadership, motivation, communications, supervision, and control of operations.
3 CR / (3,0)

MKT 152 Principles of Marketing

This course is an introduction to marketing activities in modern business firms. The major topics covered are target markets and segmentation, consumer behaviour, research and information systems, and the marketing mix. Throughout the course, emphasis is on the application of concepts and perspectives to current business problems and opportunities, through case studies and projects.
3 CR / (3,0)

Semester 2

COM 212 Managerial Accounting

Com 212 is an introduction of cost accounting techniques and practices and how they are used by business entities. Students will also become familiarized with the use of accounting information in the planning and control processes. Students will also be introduced to the use of cost accounting data in making business decisions. Development of skills in the areas of judgment, analysis, evaluation and application will be a key aspect of this course.
Prerequisite: COM 204
3 CR / (3,2)

CIS 165 Business Information Systems (or CSC 105)

Students examine the evolving conceptual framework of business information systems, the application of information system processes supporting current and emerging business strategies, and the development of new business information systems. Through selective hands-on processes, students acquire skills required to support the problem-solving processes involved in business information system development, acquisition and implementation. Students will demonstrate proficiency in emerging cross-platform, web-based processes in addition to traditional office applications. The term project will result in an integration of the conceptual framework of management information systems with the challenge of systems development. Interdisciplinary discussions will prepare the student for further studies within core specialties within the business sectors
3 CR / (3,3)

ECON 201 Principles of Economics—Microeconomics

This course examines the market system’s inner workings, characterized by supply and demand. Various market structures such as perfect competition and monopolies are studied. Time is spent looking at ways in which the market system “fails,” leading to discussions about government’s role, in certain circumstances, as a possible replacement for the market system. By the end of this course, the student should have the ability to analyze the impact of events on the price and production of goods and services.
Prerequisite: Foundations of Math 11 or Pre-Calculus 11 or MATH 045 or equivalent
3 CR / (3,0)

LAW 294 Business Law

This course introduces students to fundamental legal concepts, principles, and issues that are relevant to Canadian business. It also promotes an understanding of how these legal concepts and issues are applied to specific problems in business. Topics include an introduction to the Canadian legal system, the law of torts, and the law of contract. An in-depth investigation is then made in specific areas of contract and business law, including sale of goods contracts, employment contracts, the law of agency, corporations, secured transactions, the law of real property and mortgages, and negotiable instruments.
3 CR / (3,0)

MATH 157 Business Statistics (or MATH 104)

This course introduces the student to basic statistical methods. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, charting, and linear regression. Applications to business are stressed.
Prerequisite: Foundations of Math 11 or Pre-Calculus 11 or MATH 045 or equivalent
3 CR / (3,0)

Semester 3

ACC 251 Managerial Accounting

A sound knowledge of fundamental accounting principles is essential to deal with the concepts presented in this course. The emphasis is on solving problems related to the preparation of financial statements. Specific financial statement elements covered are cash, accounts receivable, inventories, capital assets, and investments. The preparation of the Financial Statement is thoroughly reviewed.
Prerequisite: ACC 152 or COM 204
3 CR / (4,0)

ECON 202 Principles of Economics—Macroeconomics

Beginning with the techniques for measuring important variables such as GDP, unemployment, and the price level, the course will develop a model of the economy with which various “shocks” can be analyzed. How the government uses its spending, taxation, and control of the money supply to achieve economic goals will be discussed. By the end of the course the student should have the ability to analyze the macroeconomic impact of most events influencing the economy.
Prerequisite: Foundations of Math 11 or Pre-Calculus 11 or MATH 045 or equivalent
3 CR / (3,0)

FIN 257 Finance I

This course provides an introduction to the role of financial management and the environment in which it operates. Topics include the functions of corporate finance, foreign exchange transactions, financial mathematics (time value of money), bond valuation, short- and long-term financing instruments, securities markets, individual and personal income taxes, and financial statement analysis. The computer lab will use spreadsheet software and the Internet to solve financial problems.
Prerequisites: ACC 152 or COM 204 and Foundations of Math 11 or Pre-Calculus 11 or MATH 045 or equivalent
3 CR / (3,1.5)

Choose Two Electives

The list of electives include all ABST, BUS, ECON, MKT, MGT, COM, LEAD, and WEGD courses as well as ENGL 299. Other UT courses may also be considered with written permission from the Coordinator and Associate Dean.

Semester 4

ACC 252 Intermediate Accounting II

An analysis of financial statement elements started in ACC 251 is concluded with coverage of current liabilities, long-term debt, and shareholder’s equity. Special topics include leases, pensions, income tax, and financial statement analysis. The preparation of the Cash Flow Statement is thoroughly reviewed.
Prerequisite: ACC 251
3 CR / (4,0)

ACC 270 Computerized Accounting

This course gives students a working knowledge of a commonly used accounting software program. Students gain a conceptual understanding of topics and applied skills in setting up a company’s books and the full accounting cycle. Topics include general ledger set-up, special journals, subsidiary ledgers, credit transactions, sales taxes, payroll and source deductions, inventory, budgeting, and account reconciliations.
Prerequisite: ACC 152 or COM 204
3 CR / (3,0)

FIN 258 Finance II

This course continues the introduction to financial management which was presented in Finance I. Topics include stock valuation, net present value and other capital budgeting techniques, deriving cash flow information from financial statements, capital markets, risk and return, cost of capital, financial leverage, and dividend policy. The computer lab uses spreadsheet software and the Internet to solve financial problems.
Prerequisite: FIN 257
3 CR / (3,1.5)

MGT 255 Small Business Development

This course provides students with the knowledge required in starting up and successfully operating a small business. Topics include business structures, location and market assessment considerations, business plans, methods of financing, government obligations, franchising, strategic planning and control. Case studies and simulations are used in the course.
Prerequisite: Students need a minimum 30 credits which must include ACC 151 (or COM 204), MKT 152 and MGT 154 with a minimum "C" in all courses.
3 CR / (2,2)

Choose One Elective

The list of electives include all ABST, BUS, ECON, MKT, MGT, COM, LEAD, and WEGD courses as well as ENGL 299. Other UT courses may also be considered with written permission from the Coordinator and Associate Dean.

Accounting and Finance

  • Credential: Diploma
  • Type: Full or part-time
  • Length: 2 years
  • Campus: Prince George
  • Fees: $6,618
These fees are an estimate.