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2016-2017 Academic Year

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Peter Mombourquette, BA (CBU), BEd (St.FX), MBA (SMU), DBA (USQ), Associate Professor

This certificate provides a solid foundation in the field of accounting. It will be of interest to those working in the accounting field and to those with non-business university degrees working in administrative positions.

Admission Requirements

The Certificate in Accounting is intended for persons only in business or allied fields or those with at least 5.0 units of university study. Please refer to 2.1.4 Admission Requirements and 2.1.6 Additional Admission Requirements. Transfer or non-degree students must have a GPA of 2.0 over 3.0 units for admission to the certificate.

Students can enroll in the Certificate in Accounting as a separate program or concurrently with another MSVU program. Both the certificate and degree may be taken concurrently. If taken concurrently, the Principles Governing the Awarding of Multiple Credentials will be in effect. If not earned concurrently, the University regulations regarding a second credential will be in effect. Students are advised to review 2.1.5 Holders of University Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates and 2.1.14 Principles Governing the Awarding of Multiple Credentials during program planning and completion.

The certificate may be completed through distance learning on a part-time basis.

Program Requirements

A Certificate in Accounting consists of 6.0 units, 3.5 units of which are required and 2.5 units of elective courses. Students must achieve a minimum of a 2.0 GPA in the 6.0 units in order to receive the certificate.

 ❏  BUSI 2221 (0.5 unit)

 ❏  BUSI 2222 (0.5 unit)

 ❏  BUSI 2259 (0.5 unit)

 ❏  BUSI 3320 (0.5 unit)

 ❏  BUSI 3325 (0.5 unit)

 ❏  BUSI 3360 (0.5 unit)

 ❏  CMPS 2245/INTE 2245 (0.5 unit)

 ❏  2.5 units chose from the following courses:
             BUSI 2255    (0.5 unit)
             BUSI 3324    (0.5 unit)
             BUSI 3326    (0.5 unit)
             BUSI 3343    (0.5 unit)
             BUSI 4415** (0.5 unit)
             BUSI 4423    (0.5 unit)
             BUSI 4424    (0.5 unit)
             BUSI 4425    (0.5 unit)
             BUSI 4426    (0.5 unit)
             BUSI 4427*   (0.5 unit)
             BUSI 4428    (0.5 unit)
             BUSI 4465    (0.5 unit)

* BUSI 3324 is a prerequisite for BUSI 4427

** In order to take BUSI 4415 students will be required to obtain permission of the instructor or take BUSI 2255.


Academic Note:  This web-based calendar information is applicable for the 2016-2017 academic year which runs from September 01, 2016 to August 31, 2017. 

For the complete 2016-2017 Academic Calendars, please consult the PDF versions of the Undergraduate Academic Calendar and Graduate Academic Calendars.

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