Career and Professional Development

School of Continuing Studies

Diploma in Accounting (Program as of Fall 2014)


This program aims to provide students with competencies in the frontiers of accounting using learner-centered instructional methods. It is designed to provide training in the techniques and nuances expected of a successful professional in various accounting related fields, such as financial and managerial accounting, taxation, auditing and corporate finance.
There are 2 external courses which are pre-requisites for courses in the program that must either be completed prior to commencing the program or taken concurrently with the co-requisite courses. Students who wish to apply for Advanced Standing for the pre-requisite or co-requisite courses to the program must complete an Advanced Standing Form at the time of admission or they may take an Exemption by Examination Test.

In addition to the admission requirements for Diploma Programs, students must have a Bachelor's Degree in any discipline with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 or 3.2 out of 4.0 in the last two years of full-time academic studies.

NumberTitlePrerequisitesAvailable Times
(These courses must be taken prior to beginning the Dip. in Accounting program)
CACC 521Concepts of Financial Accounting THUTUE  
CMS2 500Mathematics for ManagementCMSC 000 Foundations of Mathematics or Exemption by Examination WEDWED  
CO-REQUISITES (These courses must be taken at the beginning of the program):
CEC2 532Business Economics MON TUETHU  
CMS2 521Applied Management StatisticsCMS2 500 or the Exemption by Examination TestWEDWED  
8 REQUIRED Courses: (24 Credits)
CCAU 511Auditing 1CCFC 512MONTUE/THU  
CCFC 511Financial Accounting 1CACC 521THUMON/WED  
CCFC 512Financial Accounting 2CCFC 511 CFIN 512THU   
CCFC 513Financial Accounting 3CCFC 512THU   
CCMA 511Managerial Accounting 1CCFC 511TUE   
CCMA 522Managerial Accounting 2CCMA 511TUE   
CCTX 511Taxation 1CACC 521 or CACC 520MONTUE/THU  
CFIN 512Corporate FinancePre-requisite: (CACC 520 or CACC 521) and Co-requisite: CMS2 521SATSAT  
2 COMPLEMENTARY Courses to be chosen from the following: (6 Credits)
CCAU 520External AuditingCCAU 511    
CCFC 514Accounting Theory and PracticeCCFC 512 and MGCR 331    
CCFC 590Topics in Accounting and AuditingCCAU 511 CCFC 514    
CCMA 523Managerial Accounting 3CCMA 522 MON/WED  
CCTX 532Taxation 2CCTX 511MON   
CFIN 522Applied Topics in Corporate FinanceCFIN 512SATSAT  
CMIS 541Information Systems for Managers  TUE/THU  
CPL2 552Strategic ManagementAdvanced StudentTHU