Curriculum & Courses

Bachelor of Business Administration — Accounting

With the expanding global economy, changing tax regulations, and new financial reporting standards, accountants are in high demand.  Mount Royal's four-year Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting gives you an edge with its focus on practical, hands-on experience.

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When Accounting alumni were surveyed, 100% indicated they found jobs within six months of graduation. MRU Accounting Advisory Committee Annual Survey

Highly employable Demand is so high for those with accounting expertise that many Mount Royal students get job offers before they graduate. The jobs are great, with good earning potential. You could move quickly up the corporate ladder. And get a head-start by participating in our optional CO-OP program.

Enrich your student experienceBASS is a student run club representing Bissett Accounting Student Society members each year. We are committed to developing and attracting top talent within Bissett School of Business. We believe new/prospective accounting students' will be interested. To leave more about BASS, please visit our website at

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Historically, over 85% of MRU accounting graduates receive job offers from their work experiece employers.
MRU Accounting Advisory Committee Annual Survey

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Career Opportunities

After completing the Mount Royal accounting program, graduates attained job titles such as or including:

  • Accountant - handles financial records, budgeting, taxes and financial statements for a business
  • Controller/Manager - oversees, as a corporate officer, all financial matters in a business
  • Auditor - prepares an organization's financial statements for investors, government authorities and other external stakeholders; conducts audits to verify the reliability of an organization's reporting; and conducts internal audits to check for mismanagement, waster or fraud
  • Analyst - works closely with division managers to make the best business decisions; identifies ways to improve profitability; assesses feasibility of borrowing structures
  • Tax Specialist - manages tax strategies in order to minimize tax expense; ensures compliance with tax regulations; provides tax-related accounting consultation


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According to reports from Robert Half International, the accounting jobs that are in demand in Canada for 2010/2011 include: tax accountants, senior and staff accountants, and business and financial analyst.

 Further Education

The BBA prepares you for Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs as well as other graduate studies. 

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The most valued qualification sought by current employers when hiring for accounting positions is a professional designation (CA, CGA, CMA); a post-graduate certificate (CFA, CIA, CFE); or a master's degree (MBA).

Professional Designations: CA, CGA, or CMA

Mount Royal's Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting is designed to prepare you for further training to become a Chartered Accountant (CA); a Certified General Accountant (CGA) or a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).  With guidance from faculty advisors, you can tailor your degree to provide all the prerequisites needed to enter any one of the three accounting programs.  For more information about the three professional associations, follow the links above.

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Chartered Accountants of Canada (CICA) is pleased to provide students and professors with complimentary access to online tax research databases. Visit CICA's Knotia Store website for more information on its Canadian tax reference materials.

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