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Accounting Concentration

Business AdministrationAccounting Concentration

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Start Date:
2 Years
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September 2019
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
Burridge Campus • Yarmouth Full time • In-class
Burridge Campus (classes at Digby Learning Centre) Full time • Collaborative
Cumberland Campus (classes at Amherst Learning Centre) Full time • In-class
Ivany Campus • Dartmouth Full time • In-class
Kingstec Campus • Kentville Full time • In-class
Lunenburg Campus • Bridgewater Full time • In-class
Marconi Campus • Sydney Full time • In-class
Online Part time • Online
Pictou Campus • Stellarton Full time • In-class
Strait Area Campus • Port Hawkesbury Full time • In-class
Truro Campus • Truro Full time • In-class

Concentration Overview

The Accounting concentration is a second year option of the Business Administration diploma program.

This concentration builds on the skills and business knowledge that you develop in your first year, teaching you how accounting fits within the business process and how it affects, and is affected by, all the other areas. You learn how to do the day-to-day manual and computerized functions of accounting. You learn how to analyze the numbers and make strategic business recommendations based on that information.

Whether your goal is to run your own business or work within an existing organization, this concentration gives you the skills to start your career with confidence.

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Admission Requirements

  • Successful completion of Business Administration – Year 1 (including Financial Accounting II (ACTG 2000) elective) or Advanced Standing.
  • Advanced Standing – To be considered, you must apply to and meet the Admission Requirements for the Business Administration program. Advanced Standing is based on academic credits (certificate/diploma/degree) completed from a recognized public institution within the past ten years that meet the Academic Requirements of the full first year of the program. Advanced Standing is subject to seat availability.

Choose NSCC

  • Faculty maintain strong industry connections and are proactive in finding out what today's employers want. Graduates are well-prepared to provide a broad range of services to businesses of many sizes.
  • Learn in small classes, from experienced instructors. With our small class sizes, you get lots of one-on-one attention from our very supportive faculty. We are here to help you succeed.
  • Continue your studies at university. This program includes courses that count towards a university degree. Find out more.

Employment Opportunities

  • As part of your program, you participate in field experience. This hands-on practical experience is your key to employment opportunities, as employers prefer to hire well-trained, experienced personnel.
  • Upon completion of the program, you are qualified to accept an entry-level position in accounting fields, including financial accounting, computerized accounting, managerial accounting, financial management, taxation, payroll and office management.
  • These opportunities exist in accounting, retail, distribution, government, banking, manufacturing, insurance, investment, non-profit, and other service sectors. Potential positions include accounting clerk, accounting assistant, payroll clerk, account technician and assistant office manager.
  • Graduates may also choose to start their own businesses.

Other Info

  • If you are interested in furthering your studies in accounting, after graduation, you may be eligible to receive advanced standing in programs offered by other post-secondary institutions and professional associations.
  • Online Courses – This concentration is available online.
  • This concentration is available for part-time study. There is the option to complete the concentration in-class or through a combination of courses delivered in-class and online.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
ACTG 2010   Computerized Accounting I
ACTG 3001   Managerial Accounting
ACTG 3002   Taxation
ACTG 3003   Financial Accounting III
ACTG 4005   Accounting Practicum
ACTG 4995   Work Experience
BUSI 3005   Contemporary Business Issues
COMM 2215   Communications - Workplace Applications
FINA 3010   Finance I
    Directed elective course requirement. Two units/credits.
    Open elective course requirement. Two units/credits.

Additional Graduation Requirements

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