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Accounting (ACCT) Courses

ACCT 5001 [0.25 credit]
Financial Accounting

Fundamentals of financial accounting. Techniques used to measure business transactions, preparation of financial statements, recording and valuation of assets, liabilities and equities.
Precludes additional credit for BUSI 5004 (no longer offered).

ACCT 5002 [0.25 credit]
Managerial Accounting

Fundamentals of managerial accounting and control. Techniques for management decision-making, planning, and control including cost-volume-profit analysis, product costing, variance analysis, relevant costing, transfer pricing and the balanced scorecard.
Precludes additional credit for BUSI 5005 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): ACCT 5001.

ACCT 5011 [0.25 credit]
Financial Statement Analysis

A user-oriented approach to the study of financial statements. The role of the financial statements and the annual report in the financial reporting process, using ratio analysis to analyze firm performance and make forecasts of future performance.
Precludes additional credit for BUSI 5000 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): ACCT 5001.

ACCT 5012 [0.25 credit]
Performance Measurement and Control

Efficacy and efficiency of corporate strategies. Design and use of performance measurement systems from an organizational integrated systems view. Balanced scorecard, activity-based management, and other performance measurement and control systems.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Precludes additional credit for BUSI 5000 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): ACCT 5002.

ACCT 5013 [0.25 credit]
Financial Reporting and Control in Public Organizations

Public sector accounting principles, practices, and unique financial reporting requirements. Comparison with private sector financial reporting, control, and performance evaluation.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT 5002.

ACCT 5014 [0.25 credit]
Governance and Accountability

Corporate governance functions including management and controllership, boards of directors, auditors, security commissions and the control of enterprise-wide risk management. Historical development and evaluation of current practices, including Sarbanes Oxley and its implications.

ACCT 5120 [0.5 credit]
Advanced Concepts

An in-depth exploration of selected topics in financial accounting, assurance and taxation.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

ACCT 5121 [0.5 credit]
Advanced Concepts II

An in-depth exploration of selected topics in management accounting, finance and corporate governance.

ACCT 5122 [0.25 credit]
Issues in Taxation

This course will provide students additional knowledge in Canadian Federal Taxation required in the MAcc program. Emphasis on corporate income tax and some specialized topics.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the M.Acc. office.

ACCT 5123 [0.5 credit]
Advanced Taxation

Canadian taxation planning issues regarding personal and business decisions involving individuals, corporations, partnerships and trusts.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

ACCT 5124 [0.25 credit]
Data Analytics for Professional Accountants

Data and information analysis with application to professional accounting.

ACCT 5125 [0.5 credit]
Advanced Assurance

Assurance concepts are applied to a range of assurance and auditing engagements, including auditing financial statements and non-financial statement assurance engagements. Current trends in assurance are also explored.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

ACCT 5128 [0.25 credit]
Strategy for Professional Accountants

Overview of the strategy process required of professional accountants. Case-based course with accounting focus, exploring the development of a company’s situation analysis, identification and analysis of strategic and operational issues.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

ACCT 5129 [0.25 credit]
Professional Accounting Cases I

An introduction to approaching, planning and writing accounting cases, including integration across multiple disciplines.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

ACCT 5130 [0.5 credit]
Advanced Finance

The impact of the financing decision upon the value of the firm, firm valuation, investing and risk management.

ACCT 5131 [0.5 credit]
Performance Management

Exploration of performance management in evaluating organizational performance, management decision making, effective problem solving skills and making recommendations for improvements to organizational operations.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

ACCT 5134 [0.5 credit]
Advanced Integration I

Discussion, analysis and integration with an emphasis on the application of strategic management to various accounting and finance issues.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Precludes additional credit for ACCT 5133 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): ACCT 5128. Completion of a minimum of 2.0 credits in the Master of Accounting program with a minimum average grade of B-.

ACCT 5136 [0.5 credit]
Advanced Integration II

Discussion, analysis and integration of issues involving financial reporting, assurance, finance, management accounting, taxation and/or strategy.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Precludes additional credit for ACCT 5135 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): ACCT 5134.

ACCT 5137 [0.25 credit]
Professional Accounting Cases II

A continued development and honing of problem solving abilities when placed in real-life, business situations. Case-writing skills will be finessed, with focus on analysis and integration, while keeping the big picture in mind.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): ACCT 5120 and ACCT 5121.

ACCT 5199 [1.0 credit]

Application of M.Acc. course knowledge and building management skills in a professional environment. Minimum 480 hours. Graded Sat/Uns.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): permission of the M.Acc. office.

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Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at