Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting

About the program

The Accounting program integrates the principles and practices of accounting, finance, audit, income taxation, information systems, and strategic management.

The Bachelor Business Administration - Accounting degree is recognized by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA). The majority of students in the program are working towards the professional designation.

Graduates of this program are able apply their skills with a variety of employers including accounting firms, oil and gas companies, government, financial and investment institutions, manufacturing firms, service companies, non-profit agencies, and many others.

Four years of academic study in the BBA - Accounting program can be combined with three optional, paid Co-operative Education work terms. Accounting students must apply for admission to the Co-op option and complete core academic course work in the first four semesters and prior to each work term, meet above-average GPA requirements, and successfully complete an Orientation to Co-operative Education course, which provides them with pre-employment training and eases their transition to work. All of these requirements combine to ensure students are able to make genuine and valuable contributions in the workplace.

The Co-operative Education component of this program connects employers with students who are eager to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. Student workers bring fresh perspective and enthusiastic contributions to an organization while enhancing their skills and confidence. Being a Co-op employer is your opportunity to reach out and build relationships with prospective talent while contributing to outstanding programs.

What our students can do for you

  • Maintain accounting records
  • Perform period-end closing procedures
  • Prepare financial statements
  • Use spreadsheet software to produce schedules and statements
  • Analyze financial statements using standard ratios and comparisons
  • Apply the audit process
  • Prepare income tax schedules
  • Apply internal control procedures
  • Prepare budgets and variance reports

Our students can also write business letters, memoranda, and reports that conform to accepted organizational communication formats as well as meet deadlines and the expectations of supervisors in a work environment. Previous employers have found that our students also contribute as team members to organizational goals.

Student availability

Students are available for paid work terms that can be 4, 8 or 12 months in length. Each 4-month term should equate to a minimum of 450 hours of work for a student. Work terms can start in January, May or September depending on student availability. To secure the best pool of candidates, job postings should be submitted 3 to 4 months in advance of the anticipated work term start date unless otherwise advised by the program coordinator.

How to hire a student

Our recruiting process is convenient and cost-free.

Post online

You can post a job online or provide a detailed job description which will be verified by a Co-operative Education coordinator.

Note: New postings are subject to approval by Career Services and program faculty.

For more information contact:

Career Services
Phone: 403.440.6307
Email: studentjobs@mtroyal.ca  

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