Diploma in Accounting (Admission suspended)

Admissions has been suspended to this program effective September 2015.

Program Counselling: Anne Ellis, ext. 2572

The Diploma in Accounting has been designed to meet the needs of people planning for a career in accounting. The program is offered on both a full-time and a part-time basis.

Program requirements are given in the following chart:

Additional Information
Diploma Requirements

Diploma in Accounting
Elective Courses Admission Requirements Academic Regulations
BU486 or BU415
(Refer to Note 1 below)

Choose three of:
BU121, BU275, BU288, BU352, BU385, BU398, BU417, BU447, BU456, BU457, BU463, BU466, BU471, BU481, BU487;
BU497 (Refer to Note 3 below)

1. Admission to the program normally requires an undergraduate degree. This program may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.
2. Prior to admission to the program, students must have completed: BU205/EC205, BU127, BU247, EC120, and EC140, or equivalent courses.
When the number of applicants with minimum qualifications exceeds the number of places available, candidates will be rank ordered on the basis of academic record and achievement in these five courses.
3. Students may be granted a maximum of 2.0 credits toward the diploma, taken prior to admission to the program.
1. In order to graduate, students must attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 7.00 (B-). This average must be attained with a maximum of 7.0 credit attempts; that is, only 2 0.5-credit courses may be repeated.
2. Students must complete at least 4.0 credits (8 0.5-credits) at Wilfrid Laurier University after admission to the program.
  1. This required course (BU486) may not be used for Diploma in Accounting students. Students must take BU415 and BU456.
  2. The Diploma in Accounting does not include all of the courses needed to satisfy Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Ontario. However, information regarding the availability of these courses at Laurier is available through the Undergraduate Programs Office in the Department of Business.
  3. This course (BU497) may not be used for students in the Diploma in Accounting.