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 THUTHUTHU 
CMS2 500Mathematics for ManagementCMSC 000 or the Exemption by Examination test Note: Course must be completed in the first semester of the Diploma in Management program. TUE WEDWEDWED 
CO-REQUISITES (These courses must be taken at the beginning of the program):
CEC2 532Business EconomicsRestricted to students in the Certificates in Finance and Risk Management; or other CPD Graduate programs.MON TUETUEMON TUE 
CMS2 521Applied Management StatisticsCMS2 500 or the Exemption by Examination TestWED THUWEDWED THU 
8 REQUIRED Courses: (24 Credits)
CCFC 511Financial Accounting 1CACC 521THUTUE/THUTHU 
CCFC 512Financial Accounting 2CCFC 511THUTUE/THUTHU 
CCFC 513Financial Accounting 3CCFC 512WEDWEDWED 
CCMA 511Managerial Accounting 1CACC 521TUEMONTUE 
CCMA 522Managerial Accounting 2CCMA 511TUE TUE 
CCTX 511Taxation 1CACC 521 or CACC 520MONMON/WEDMON 
CFIN 512Corporate Finance(CACC 520 or CACC 521) and CMS2 521MON WEDMON/SATMON 
2 COMPLEMENTARY Courses to be chosen from the following: (6 Credits)
CCAU 520External AuditingCCAU 511    
CCFC 514Accounting Theory and PracticeCCFC 512 and MGCR 331WED   
CCFC 590Topics in Accounting and AuditingCCAU 511 CCFC 514    
CCMA 523Managerial Accounting 3CCMA 522TUE TUE 
CCTX 532Taxation 2CCTX 511MON MON 
CFIN 522Applied Topics in Corporate FinanceCFIN 512MONTUEMON 
CMIS 541Information Systems for Managers TUE   
CPL2 552Strategic ManagementCore ProgramTHU THU