Gain specialized expertise in business and individual financial management for introductory careers in accounting, auditing, and tax preparation.
What you will learn
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
- Communicate effectively and respectfully as business professionals
- Apply business principles, theories, skills and best practices
- Record financial transactions for sole proprietorships, partnerships, private enterprises, publicly accountable enterprises and non-profit organizations
- Prepare and present financial statements, and reports for sole proprietorships, partnerships and private enterprises
- Apply fundamental management accounting and financial management concepts to assist with the decision-making in an organization
- Use accounting software to perform accounting, payroll and tax remittance functions in a computerized format
- Prepare individual income tax returns and provide basic tax planning advice in compliance with the Canadian Income Tax Act
- Apply critical thinking and problem solving techniques to make sound management decisions and recommendations
- Apply principles of corporate social responsibility, sustainability and ethics in their work as business professionals
What to expect
The courses will be presented using a variety of instructional strategies, resources and activities including lectures, case studies, discussions, presentations, and individual and group work. Courses have been designed with learner centred approaches that promotes collaboration and student engagement.
Accounting classes will be actively supported by computerized accounting lab activities using the latest industry standard software.
- Grade 12 graduation or equivalent
- Knowledge of English demonstrated by one of the following:
- English 12 with a minimum ‘C+’ grade or equivalent, or
- English Language Proficiency at an English 12 ‘C+’ level
- Knowledge of mathematics demonstrated by one of the following:
- Math 11 Foundations with a ‘C+’ grade or equivalent, or
- Pre Calculus 11 with a C+ grade or equivalent, or
- VCC Math 0861 and 0871 with a C+ grade or
- VCC Math Assessment with the following scores: Basic Math with a minimum 80% and Algebra with a minimum 60%
- This program is available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. See program options for international students at VCC International.
- Applicants who self-identify as Indigenous are strongly encouraged to connect with VCC’s Indigenous Education and Community Engagement team to learn more about VCC’s Indigenous Enrolment policy, application preparation/completion, program advising, and a range of other individualized services.
- Applicants must be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school. (Some exceptions may apply.)
- Applicants must submit official transcripts and other documents as required by their course or program. Seats are offered to eligible applicants with completed applications, in order of application completion date (except for programs with competitive admissions). A complete application includes an application form, evidence of educational pre-requisites (e.g. transcripts), any required supporting documents (e.g. language proficiency, audition video), and the required deposit or fee payment. If you do not meet the requirements for the term applied, your application may be cancelled.
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- Detail-oriented and meticulous
- Well-developed analytical and critical thinking skills
- An interest in the field of business and commerce
- Good basic computer literacy
- A strong sense of ethics, integrity and accountability
- Excellent organizational skills
- Ability to work well with others in a diverse team environment
Prior learning assessment and recognition
Students may request formal recognition of prior learning attained through informal education, work, or other life experience, including Indigenous ways of knowing. Credits may be granted to students who are able to sufficiently demonstrate the learning outcomes of specific courses.
PLAR is available for the following courses: MGMT 1001 Business Mathematics, MGMT 1021 Computer Applications for Management.
Only 6 credits of this program may be completed by PLAR.
Methods for assessing prior learning may include exams, portfolios, interviews, and other evaluations.
Please contact the Department for details. If PLAR is successful, transcripts will reflect an ‘S’ grade (satisfactorily completed), which is not included in grade point average (GPA) calculations
See VCC’s D.3.5 Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition Policy and Procedures for more information.
|MGMT 1001||Business Mathematics||3|
|MGMT 1004||Business Communication||3|
|MGMT 1021||Computer Applications for Management||3|
|MGMT 1006||Fundamentals of Marketing||3|
|ACCT 1035||Financial Accounting 1||3|
|MGMT 1002||Introduction to Economics||3|
|MGMT 1011||Information Technology Management||3|
|MGMT 1003||Principles of Management||3|
|ACCT 1045||Financial Accounting 2||3|
|MGMT 2014||Financial Management||3|
|MGMT 1005||Organizational Behaviour||3|
|MATH 1111||Introduction to Statistics||3|
|ACCT 2035||Management Accounting||3|
|ACCT 2045||Intermediate Accounting 1||3|
|ACCT 2001||Accounting Software Applications||3|
|MGMT 1010||Business Sustainability and Ethics||3|
|MGMT 2017||Canadian Business Law||3|
|ACCT 2002||Canadian Income Tax 1||3|
|ACCT 2003||Business Data Analytics||3|
|ACCT 2055||Intermediate Accounting 2||3|
* This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.
Fees and other costs*
This program has additional equipment or technical requirements
|Fee description||Fee Amount||Notes|
6555 - Year 1
6555 - Year 2
0 - Year 3
0 - Year 4
|Materials||0||not including textbooks|
|Medical & Dental||550|
|Program-specific extra fees||0|
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* Fees are approximate and subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Application and assessment fees are non-refundable. Tuition fees include a $300 non-refundable deposit.
Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
Any refunds are issued according to VCC's refund policy.
OPEN DATE APPLICATION STATUS*
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