Program Advising

Business Administration Certificate

Mount Royal Business Administration certificates are designed for people who have a foundation credential and who wish to specialize in a new area. Each certificate is eight courses – some are required, and some chosen from a list of approved options. In most instances, students pursue the certificates on a part-time basis while working.

Students must demonstrate that the proper prerequisites are in place before moving on to more senior coursework. If you think you have met a prerequisite based on previously completed course work, you need to ensure your prior courses have been given the specific transfer equivalency stated as a prerequisite. If your prior coursework is currently recognized as unspecified credit (e.g., UNSP 2XXX or ACCT 2XXX), you will not be able to take the higher level course. Check your transfer equivalencies to see how your previous coursework has been articulated to the Business Administration Certificate. To meet prerequisites for higher level courses, we require that your previous course work be evaluated for specific equivalency. You need to submit your course outline(s) (not just the course description), following the process and deadlines outlined here. This can be a lengthy process, so students are encouraged to submit their requests early.

If you intend to be a full-time student, please review your equivalencies and prerequisites to ensure you have enough courses to choose from to attend full-time. To be a full-time student you must be in at least three courses (nine credits) to a maximum of five courses (15 credits). As higher level courses require prerequisite courses, you need to ensure you have the prerequisite courses as you plan your semesters. Please note that if you are required to be a full-time student, you may need to register in courses that are not part of your program. The certificates can rarely be completed in one year, due to the laddering of course prerequisites.

You can register only in classes for the Fall semester at this time. The schedule of classes for the Winter semester will be available the beginning of October, and you can register for your second semester towards the end of October.

International students who are required to be full-time to meet the conditions of their visas may need to take courses not in the program to meet the full-time student threshold. Prerequisites must be followed for all courses in the certificates. The certificates can rarely be completed in one year, and the timeline will depend on the articulation of previously completed coursework. If a student has questions about the visa letters provided, they are encouraged to speak directly to the Admissions department.
The curriculum for each of the certificates is outlined below. Find more detailed course descriptions, including prerequisites, in the Mount Royal Academic Calendar. Admission to a certificate does not guarantee course availability. It is always best to register early, as courses fill quickly.

The Business Administration Certificate – Advanced Accounting is designed for individuals with previous work experience who wish to increase their business knowledge or who are seeking a career change. The certificate provides theoretical and practical insight into the field of accounting so you can gain a current and employer-valued background.

The Business Administration Certificate – Advanced Accounting is intended to supplement your present career or allow you to change careers into or within the accounting profession. It also serves as a bridging program for degree holders who need to complete prerequisite courses for entry into the CPA accounting designation program. Please note that the curriculum of our Advanced Accounting Certificate program will not include all of the prerequisite coursework required for admission to the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP) program. Students intending to pursue the CPA PEP post-graduation need to make themselves aware of the CPA student academic achievement requirements for pre-requisite learning for entrance into the PEP program. These academic requirements can be found by visiting the CPA Alberta website.

For course descriptions, please follow this link to Interactive Course Search.

The diagram below shows the typical course sequence taking into account the need to meet prerequisites:

Required for Admission
» ACCT 2121 – Financial Accounting Concepts

Students applying for admission to the Advanced Accounting Certificate are required to have successfully completed ACCT -2121 Financial Accounting Concepts.  Because of the sequential (prerequisite) nature of accounting, courses, the time required to complete the Advanced Accounting Certificate is typically three to four semesters (18 months to two years).

Semester 1 -- Fall (September - December)
» ACCT 3221 – Intermediate Accounting I (contact Advising for a prerequisite waiver of  ACCT 3220)
» ACCT 3224 – Management Accounting I (prerequisite ACCT 2121)
» ACCT 4280 – Introduction to Personal and Corporate Income Tax (contact Advising for a prerequisite waiver of ACCT 3220)

Semester 2 -- Winter (January - April)
» ACCT 3228 – Management Accounting II (prerequisite ACCT 3224)
» ACCT 4222 – Intermediate Accounting II (prerequisite ACCT 3221)
» ACCT 4225 – Principles of Auditing (prerequisite ACCT 3221)

Semester 3 -- Fall (September - December)
» ACCT 4381 – Advanced Financial Accounting (prerequisite ACCT 4222)
» ACCT 4382 – Advanced Managerial Accounting (prerequisites ACCT 3228 and 4222)

The Business Administration Certificate – Human Resources is designed for individuals who wish to increase their business knowledge or who are seeking a career change. It is a flexible program arranged to accommodate part-time and evening studies. You will take a core group of courses providing a general business background and can then take a variety of options to suit your interests and needs. The certificate will give you both the theoretical and practical insight into the field of human resources and you will gain a current and employer-valued background.

For course descriptions, please follow this link to Interactive Course Search.

The diagram below shows the typical course sequence taking into account the need to meet prerequisites:

 

Semester 1
» HRES 2170 - Introduction to Human Resources
» MGMT 2130 - Management Principles and Practices
» MGMT 3230 - Business Law

Semester 2
» HRES 3278 - Employee Relations (prerequisite HRES 2170)
» MGMT 3276 - Organizational Behavior (prerequisite MGMT 2130)
» Approved Option #1 (prerequisite HRES 2170)

Semester 3
» Approved Option #2 (prerequisite HRES 2170)
» Approved Option #3 (prerequisite HRES 2170)

Choose from the following list of Approved Options: HRES 3274, 3275, 3277, 4407.

The Business Administration Certificate – Marketing is designed for individuals who wish to increase their business knowledge or who are seeking a career change. It is a flexible program arranged to accommodate part-time and evening studies. You will take a core group of courses providing a general business background and can then take a variety of options to suit your interests and needs. The certificate will give you both the theoretical and practical insight into the field of marketing management, you will gain a current and employer-valued background.

For course descriptions, please follow this link to Interactive Course Search.

The diagram below shows the typical course sequence taking into account the need to meet prerequisites:

 

Semester 1
» MKTG 2150 - Introduction to Marketing
» Approved Option #1 (depending on prerequisite)
» Approved Option #2 (depending on prerequisite)

Semester 2
» MKTG 3150 - The Science of Persuasion (prerequisite MKTG 2150)
» MKTG 3258 - Evidence-Based Marketing (prerequisite MKTG 2150)
» Approved Option #3 (depending on prerequisite)

Semester 3
» Approved Option #4
» Approved Option #5

Choose from the following list of Approved Options: ENTR 2301, 3302, INBU 3302, MKTG 3450, MKTG 3458, MKTG 3550, 3558, 4850, 4858.

Students wishing to focus on marketing creative as part of their certificate are advised to take MKTG 3450, MKTG 3550, and MKTG 4850.

Students wishing to focus on strategic marketing as part of their certificate are advised to take MKTG 3458, MKTG 3558, and MKTG 4858.

It is your responsibility to register in your courses and ensure that the courses you select meet the program and graduation requirements as outlined in the information above.

Use the online Interactive Course Search or the Academic Calendar to explore possible courses of interest and to check that you meet prerequisites. You will register for courses using the registration system found in mymru.ca, Register & Pay tab.

 

 

header_mrugradu8

mruGradU8 is a program audit system and advising tool designed to assist you in reviewing your academic history, identifying requirements you completed and those that are still needed for graduation.  As you move through your degree, mruGradU8 will become a great planning tool for you to measure your progress. 

You will login to mruGradU8 through your mymru.ca account, under the ‘My Program’ tab.  When you click on the icon or follow the link, your audit will open.

In order to ensure that your curriculum is current, please click the ‘Process New’ tab at the top of the audit every time that you login to mruGradU8.

Each semester, information about your course registration will be added to your audit so you can see which courses you register in and which ones you complete.  This will be a great tool for you and your advisor to use to ensure that the courses you are taking will meet graduation requirements for your program.

Please visit this
page for more information about mruGradU8, including frequently asked questions.

Contact your advisors Heather Ansari or Carmen O’Callaghan via email at businessadvising@mtroyal.ca.