Accounting

Bachelor of Commerce (BComm)

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What you will learn in this program

Accountants ask questions such as: How are cost estimates determined? What is the best way to investigate suspected corporate tax fraud? How are company liabilities calculated?

Accountants create, disseminate, and evaluate financial information. This program will give you an introduction to various information technologies, expose you to conceptual issues, and provide you with the appropriate technical skills to become an entry-level accountant. You'll complete formal presentations, live projects, group projects and various case studies during the course of your degree.

Career opportunities

​As a graduate of the accounting program, you'll be prepared for global career opportunities in the areas of forensic accounting, financial auditing, tax accounting, and more. A degree in commerce can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or education.

Courses you'll take:

Introduction to Business Analytics, Introduction to Business Skills, Introductory Financial Accounting, Principles of Macroeconomics, ​Principles of Microeconomics

Admission requirements and information

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Important dates and deadlines

Program Highlights

Work experience

Co-operative work placement - Gain valuable full-time paid work experience that alternates with your academic studies.

Hands-on opportunities

Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.

Program enhancements

Mentorship opportunities - A formal or informal relationship where you connect with, and learn from, an established professional.

In the accounting program, you will work closely with friends and classmates to complete projects that simulate real-world accounting problems. Whether it is audit, tax, financial, or management accounting, the Haskayne School of Business offers students a variety of courses to accommodate many different interests. The teaching staff are not only educators but industry professionals and executives who are able to bring their experience into the classroom.

​Patrick Q., BComm’14

Did you know? You can earn two degrees in five years. Learn more about combined degree program options.

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Join our community in fall 2018

We'll be accepting applications to attend the University of Calgary in fall 2018 starting on Sunday, October 1, 2017. You'll be able to submit an application until Thursday, March 1, 2018. Check out our student experience page to find out more about what life is like on campus or consider visiting campus for a tour led by one of our current students.

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Faculty Information

Haskayne School of Business
Scurfield Hall, Room 343
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
403.220.5685