New Westminster, British ColumbiaLocation
    CollegeSchool type
    EStd 1970established year

    Bachelor of Business Administration [B.B.A] (Accounting)

    4 years
    121 Credits
    full time
    co-op & on-campus

    Field of Study 

    $ 13,500 

    1st Year

    International Student Tution

    Program Description

    • The Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting at Douglas College is offered as a 4-years or 8-term teaching program.
    • This program offers three areas of specialization: Accounting, Financial Services, and Management.
    • This program is offered both full-time and part-time.
    • These programs are taught by instructors with senior-level business experience.
    • This program also offers a co-op option so that the student can earn while they learn.
    • If the students are interested in earning a CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant) accounting designation, the Accounting path is best.
    • If the student wants to work in wealth planning, securities, or earn such designations as CFP (Certified Financial Planner) or CSC (Canadian Securities Course), consider that the Financial Services track is best.
    • If a student wants a business management career, the Management program will give the qualifications to get the Chartered Management Program (CMP) designation, as well as additional industry certification.
    • The Student to Teacher ratio is 26:1 which bridges the gap between teachers and students.
    • This program satisfies the entrance requirements of the Chartered Professional Accountant’s (CPA) Professional Education Program (PEP).
    • Douglas College offers nearly 100,000 CAD in entrance scholarships to new international students each year who have proven to be successful in their previous academic studies.
    • Students may have job opportunities as Finance Manager, Business Administration Researcher, Human Resource Manager, Research and Development Manager.
    • The average salary of the graduate is 46,475 USD per year.

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type OfferedBachelor
    Duration4 years
    Total Credits121
    Fees$ 57732 for 4 yearsor 121 Credits Program
    Delivery Typefull time
    Admission Intakefall (Deadline - May 31)
    Admission Intakewinter (Deadline - Sept 30)
    Admission Intakesummer (Deadline - Jan 31)
    Language ProficiencyIELTS,TOEFL,PTE
    Program URL

    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    • The student should be a high school graduate while applying for admission.
    • A minimum of 17 years of age by the end of the first month of the first year in this program.
    • One short course of BC secondary school graduation.
    • A minimum overall grade average of 60% in the final year of high school.
    • A minimum of 60% in Senior Secondary Education.
    • Students must have a GPA of 2.0 on a 4.33 scale
    • To pursue this program the student must complete the 60 credits of the first and second year in BA Psychology and apply for an honors degree and pursue this program.

    Language Requirements:

    • The students must be able to understand and fluently speak the language of instruction (English) in the program. Proof of linguistic proficiency may be required.
    • The students whose official language is not English must submit the English Language Proficiency scores like IELTS or TOEFL.
    • If the student does not meet the language requirements they can take English Language Learning and Acquisition (ELLA) program and complete it and pursue this program.

    Required Document List

    The Documents required are:

    • College Transcripts - The marks statement provided by the education board after completion of the previous academic qualifications.
    • Financial Documentation - The Proof that shows the financial background of the student.
    • Letter of Recommendation - This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree.
    • Statement of Purpose - This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
    • Resume/CV - This provides a summary of the experience and skills of the student.
    • English Language Requirement Scores like TOEFL, IELTS, etc.

    Application Deadline

    Event End Date
    fall May 31, 2021
    winter Sep 30, 2021
    summer Jan 31, 2021

    Scores Required

    6.5 / 9

    Avg. Score in


    83 / 120

    Avg. Score in


    56 / 90

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    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearsYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
    Tuition Fees$13500$13500$13500$13500
    Health Insurance$375$375$375$375
    Total Fees$14433$14433$14433$14433

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Room and Board$ 9000

    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    Name AmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program$ 150YesN/A
    Jared J. Davis Grant$ 1000YesN/A
    Microsoft Tuition ScholarshipVariableYesN/A
    Debesh Kamal Scholarship$ 1385YesApr 30, 2020

    VISA & Work Study


    • A student visa and a Visitor Visa (Optional) are required to study in Canada. 
    • The Student visa is a document that the Canadian government issues that allow foreign nationals to study at institutions in Canada.
    • A Student visa is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. The 90 days let the student prepare to leave Canada or apply to extend their stay.
    • The cost of the Student visa is 112 USD.
    • The students need these documents to apply for a student visa:
      • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
      • Proof of identity 
      • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

    Work Study

    • "On-campus" is defined as employment facilities within the boundaries of the campus. Students are only allowed to work on the campus at which they are registered as full-time students.
    • The student may work on-campus without a work permit if:
      • Is a full-time student enrolled at Douglas College
      • Have a valid study permit
      • Have a valid SIN 
    • International students can work off-campus if the student is:
      • full-time student enrolled at Douglas College
      • In an academic program that is at least 6 months in duration and that leads to a degree, diploma, or certificate
      • Have a valid study permit, valid SIN
    • To maintain working eligibility off-campus, most students must be enrolled full-time (9 credits minimum).
    • Eligible students can work up to 20 hours per week during academic sessions.

    Career and Placement after Course

    The Job roles to follow after graduation are:

    • Auditing - accounting firm
    • Auditing - Canada Revenue Agency
    • Budgeting and treasury analysis
    • Financial accounting
    • Financial analysis
    • Financial management - corporate finance
    • Financial management - personal finance
    • Income tax preparation - accounting firm
    • Internal Auditor
    • Management accounting.., etc.

    The average salary of the graduate is 46,475 USD per year.


    7.7 /10

    I had applied to several universities and got approval from many of them. I chose this university over the rest because of it affordable quality education and high consistent placement rates. My online application fees was $90. In my 12th standard, I got 96.21%.

    Course Curriculum :

    The applied curriculum of this program had provided me skills in intermediate-level accounting, financial reporting, taxation, management accounting and auditing segment. It was an eight semester program comprised of 121 credits. In order to complete this course, I had to complete BUSN 4500, the capstone course, which requires me to had have 500 hours of Canadian work experience that was documented and signed off by my supervisor.

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 extracurricular
    8.7 /10

    Placement was my top most priority and to for that one needs skills, so I was looking for a college that focuses more on practical skills rather the theoretical curriculum and that is when I found Douglas College. Most of the students reviews mentioned that the college focuses on skills or better career opportunities, so I decided to apply for this college. The application fee that I paid for the online submission of my form was $75.

    Course Curriculum :

    My four-year program provided us with the necessary skills to secure intermediate-level accounting positions in financial reporting, taxation, management accounting and auditing. The program was quite rigorous and very effective for me. As part of the curriculum, we are also offered the chance of co-op option so that the we can earn while we learn. The curriculum also helped me earn a CPA accounting designation.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular

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