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The Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting provides students who have an undergraduate degree in any discipline with the prerequisite core courses to be eligible to apply to the Sprott Master of Accounting (MAcc) program or enter the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP), pathways leading to the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation and a career in professional accounting.

The Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting is delivered online.

Course Requirements (4.5 credits)

For course descriptions, please refer to the Undergraduate Calendar.

Course Code Course Title Credit
BUSI 2001 Intermediate Accounting I 0.5
BUSI 2002 Intermediate Accounting II 0.5
BUSI 2005 Income Tax Fundamentals 0.5
BUSI 2503 Financial Management 0.5
BUSI 3001 Accounting for Business Combinations 0.5
BUSI 3007 Auditing I 0.5
BUSI 3008 Intermediate Management Accounting & Control 0.5
BUSI 3629 Corporate Governance and Strategy 0.5
BUSI 4008 Advanced Management Accounting & Control 0.5

Students will also need to complete the following non-core courses outside the diploma to meet admission requirements for the Sprott Master of Accounting (MAcc) Program or to the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP):

Requirement Carleton Equivalent
Economics ECON 1000  (online section available)
Statistics STAT 2606/2607  (online section available)
Information Systems & Information Technology BUSI 2400
Business Law BUSI 2601

Admission Requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, with a minimum overall average of B- (70-72%) and have completed the following prerequisite courses:

  • BUSI 1004: Financial Accounting for Business Students, or equivalent, with a grade of C or higher.
  • BUSI 1005: Managerial Accounting for Business Students, or equivalent, with a grade of C or higher.

To apply, please refer to Carleton’s Undergraduate Admissions website.