March 4, 2024

Advancing Business Journey

Empowering Business Excellence

Accounting and Finance Programs and Courses

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Accounting

Credential type  Certificate   International applicants  International applicants accepted   Program length  1 year

Develop a strong understanding of accounting fundamentals you’ll need to succeed in management positions or gain the foundational skills to start your bookkeeping or accounting career.

Accounting

Bachelor of Applied Business Administration

Credential type  Applied degree   International applicants  International applicants accepted   Program length  2 years

Develop practical knowledge in taxation, advanced management and financial accounting, auditing, leadership, and more and prepare to earn your CPA designation.

Bachelor of Applied Business Administration

Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting Major

Credential type  Bachelor degree   International applicants  International applicants accepted   Program length  4 years

Gain advanced knowledge in core accounting topics and quantitative skills and graduate with all pre-requisite educational requirements to earn your CPA designation.

Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting Major

Bachelor of Business Administration – Financial Services Major

Credential type  Bachelor degree   International applicants  International applicants accepted   Program length  4 years

Study for a career in financial advising, banking, investing, or insurance for personal or corporate clients and graduate with your Personal Financial Planner (PFP) designation.

Bachelor of Business Administration – Financial Services Major

Business Administration – Accounting Major

Credential type  Diploma   International applicants  International applicants accepted   Program length  2 years

Learn essential accounting skills while also gaining general business knowledge and professional accreditations.

Business Administration – Accounting Major

Business Administration – Financial Services Major

Credential type  Diploma   International applicants  International applicants accepted   Program length  2 years

Start your career in the financial services industry by developing and delivering projects, presenting strategies, solving business challenges and finding opportunities to meet business goals.

Business Administration – Financial Services Major





Earn your CPA designation

At SAIT, we’ll work with you to create the most efficient and productive pathway to earn your Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation.

Our part-time Professional Accounting courses will prepare you for the next level of your career through advanced and challenging accounting courses that fit your busy schedule.

Our courses are offered evenings and weekends to provide the utmost flexibility in completing your courses. 






















Course name Course code
Introductory Financial Accounting I ACCT-215
Introductory Financial Accounting II ACCT-255
Intermediate Financial Accounting I ACCT-315
Introductory Management Accounting ACCT-338
Intermediate Financial Accounting II ACCT-350
Intermediate Management Accounting ACCT-380
Personal and Corporate Taxation ACCT-411
Advanced Financial Accounting ACCT-434 
Advanced Management Accounting ACCT-491
External Auditing ACCT-495
Business Law BLAW-300
Microeconomics ECON-250
Macroeconomics ECON-305
Finance Management FNCE-390
Management Information Systems MNGT-322
Strategic Management MNGT-405
Quantitative Methods STAT-270

The CPA transfer credit guide outlines the course equivalents recognized for entry into the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP).

Please contact CPA Alberta to determine your specific requirements.

To view upcoming schedules for these courses and to register, apply to our Open Studies program. 

View Open Studies


Accreditations and designations

Getting career-ready means having the right designations and credentials, so we align our programs to meet prerequisite requirements for these industry designations. We love life-long learning, so we have partnerships to allow students to continue their studies once they graduate from SAIT.

Chartered Professional Accountants

The Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA)is the professional organization representing designated accountants across the province of Alberta. The Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting Major and the Bachelor of Applied Business Administration are recognized as meeting the prerequisite educational requirements needed to enter the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP). The CPA prerequisite courses are also available for open enrolment registration through the Professional Accounting courses.

Business Administration provincial pathways

Incoming transfer students might be eligible for the provincial Business Administration pathway if they have completed Business Administration coursework at Bow Valley College, Grande Prairie Regional College, Keyano College, Lakeland College, Lethbridge College, MacEwan University, Medicine Hat College, NAIT, Norquest College, Northern Lakes College, Olds College, Portage College, Red Deer College or Athabasca University in the last five years.

Please contact an academic advisor for more information.





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