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2017-18 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University 
2017-18 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Advanced Accounting, Certificate

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General Information

These certificates are designed for individuals with prior post-secondary education and work experience. They will be of value to individuals contemplating a career change or those who wish to expand their knowledge of the field. Each certificate program follows a discipline-specific curriculum, with a prescribed structure of prerequisites. Normally, senior level courses are taken after the completion of introductory-level courses. Students may receive credits from previous higher education courses, but should consult the information and timelines posted online for the assessment of transfer credit equivalency. Students can attend the program on a full-time or part-time basis; courses are offered during the day and night time, depending on student demand. The time to complete the program is dependent on the individual student’s circumstances.

Admission Requirements

Post-secondary degree.

Note: Students applying for admission into 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 2 years).


These programs are specialized in nature and cover three areas of career interest. Students will take a small number of required courses and specialize in one of the following areas: Advanced Accounting, Marketing or Human Resources.

Certificate - Advanced Accounting

Core Requirements

Students intending to pursue the CPA Professional Education Program (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.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate, all Business Administration Certificate students must meet the following criteria:

  • Successfully complete all the courses in the curriculum with a minimum overall Grade Point Average of 2.00.

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