BBA Start date: September 2023
Duration: 4 years (full-time)
Entrance Requirements: ENG 12, MATH 12, 3 university prep courses
WHY STUDY ACCOUNTING AT StFX?
The Accounting program will appeal to students who are interested in understanding how to measure performance and how to use such measures to manage performance. It provides students with a dynamic and global perspective on the reporting and use of information by both external (e.g., analysts) and internal (e.g., managers) users. It will prepare students to work in industry or to pursue higher studies in accounting.
THE ACCOUNTING PROGRAM
The Accounting program is focused on preparing students to earn their Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. The program is designed to provide the courses necessary for students to get all available exemptions for direct entry into the CPA Professional Education Program; these prerequisite courses are recognized by the CPA Atlantic School of Business. The curriculum will expose students to a broad range of topics including performance measurement of organizations and managers, reading and preparing financial statements, attestation of financial reporting, assessing taxation obligations, etc. The pedagogy is diverse and includes cases studies, presentations, and experiential learning opportunities such as assisting community groups with financial literacy and assisting seniors with preparing their taxes.
The career opportunities available to Accounting graduates is diverse and includes opportunities in industry, government, non-profit sector and academia. Those opportunities include:
- Public Accountant specializing in audit, tax, insolvency/bankruptcy, business valuation, mergers and acquisitions, forensic accounting, data analytics, etc.
- Chief Financial Officer
- Internal Auditor
- Financial Planner
- Financial Analyst
Post Graduate Education and Training Opportunities
- Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)
- Masters in Accounting (MAcc)
- Chartered Business Valuator (CBV)
- Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
- Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
- Law (LLB)
Accounting and Finance Faculty
Our faculty are actively engaged in teaching and research. All accounting faculty have a professional accounting designation and substantial industry experience. All of the finance faculty have doctorates in finance. Their practical work experience, academic preparation and research programs help inform their teaching. Faculty research in a broad range of areas including corporate governance, capital markets, financial literacy, international tax policy, foreign exchange risk, and Indigenous business and offer opportunities for students to engage in that research though honours theses and summer research assistantships.