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Business Administration - Accounting Concentration

Business Administration - Accounting Concentration

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Start Date:
Typical Length:
2 Years
(Varies for part-time or blended studies)
$3,515 (Domestic) • $11,350 (International)
Tuition is valid for the 2020-21 academic year. Program costs and fees (textbooks, supplies, etc.) are additional.
+Locations & Availability

September 2020
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
eCampus Part time • Online
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
Pictou Campus • Stellarton Full time • In-class
Strait Area Campus • Port Hawkesbury Full time • In-class
Truro Campus • Truro Full time • In-class


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

This concentration builds on the accounting skills and business knowledge developed in your first year.

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

In this concentration, you:

  • Learn computerized accounting
  • Analyze numbers in a way that will enable you to make strategic business recommendations
  • Expand your knowledge around corporate accounting, manufacturing accounting, partnership accounting and the tax implications for different types of businesses
  • Develop your foundational learning around business processes through the Capstone Project

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.

Program requirements

  • Portfolio development – as part of your studies at NSCC, you develop a portfolio of your work; the portfolio captures your achievements and profiles your skills to employers.

Tuition, fees and program costs

In addition to annual tuition, there are program costs (books, tools, etc.) and student fees for college services, health and dental plans, your student association and parking.

View detailed program fees page(s). Please note that tuition values on these pages are for 2019/20 and are meant for planning purposes only. They don't represent final amounts owing.

Work experience

  • Field experience (work placement) is a mandatory credit course completed at the end of your program. It provides you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills outside of the classroom.
  • Opportunities are typically unpaid and last approximately 5 weeks.
  • Transportation, accommodations and other costs related to work experience are the responsibility of the student.
  • For more information, visit Work Experience Opportunities

Study options

  • This concentration is available for part-time study.
  • This concentration is available online.
  • There is the option to complete the concentration in-class or through a combination of in-class and online courses.

Career options

  • Graduates are qualified to accept entry-level positions in many accounting fields, including financial accounting, managerial accounting and taxation accounting. These opportunities exist in every sector. Graduates may choose to pursue a professional designation.

Choose NSCC

  • You learn in small classes, from experienced instructors.
  • You graduate well-prepared to provide a broad range of services to businesses of many sizes.
  • Our faculty maintain strong community and industry connections and use a proactive approach to prepare students for industry trends and demands.
  • You can continue your studies at university – This program includes courses that count towards a university degree. Find out more

Other info

  • If you're 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.

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.

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