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Accounting Concentration

Business AdministrationAccounting Concentration

Start Date:
2 Years
Full-time (In-class)Part-time (In-class • Online • Combined In-class/Online)
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September 2018 Burridge Campus • Yarmouth New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Cumberland Campus (classes at Amherst Learning Centre) New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Ivany Campus • Dartmouth New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Kingstec Campus • Kentville New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Lunenburg Campus • Bridgewater New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Marconi Campus • Sydney New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Pictou Campus • Stellarton New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Strait Area Campus • Port Hawkesbury New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Truro Campus • Truro New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}.
Part-time • Online New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}.

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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Student Highlights

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    Why Take It"Faculty members are well-connected in the local business community. Excellent networking opportunities."
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    Cool Activity"The NSCC volunteer tax clinic - we got hands-on experience helping seniors and people with low incomes file tax returns."

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 will participate in a work term. 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, cost accounting, financial management, taxation, payroll and office management.
  • These opportunities exist in accounting, retail, distribution, government, banking, manufacturing, insurance, investment and other service sectors. Potential positions include accounting clerk and account technician.
  • 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

Portfolio Development

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