Accounting

Program Snapshot

Learn the Language of Business

On a world-famous island such as Cape Breton, our economy works when smart financial decisions are made that impact lives every day. That’s why we take extra care to dedicate ourselves to excellence in accounting that meets the IFRS global standard in accounting business.

Accounting is much more than numbers. Global business and government departments are constantly in need of high-quality, dedicated employees with a thorough understanding of financial management, and current generally accepted accounting principles and best practices.

Commonly referred to as the language of business, accounting serves as the basis for financial decision making. Accounting is a dynamic, creative and interesting subject, and is the process of gathering, recording, interpreting and analyzing financial information.

What skills will I gain from this program?

  • Gain an understanding of global accounting practices and skills.
  • Develop an international perspective.
  • Learn current business practices.
  • Develop decision-making skills.

Why study at CBU?

Through a major in accounting at CBU, we prepare you with the skills and knowledge to succeed in one of the fastest growing professions with continued high demand.

At CBU, this program truly gives you an education you can count on. An accounting major at CBU can open doors to numerous opportunities and steady career advancements. Graduates can enter into professional accounting programs to receive designations like Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Aboriginal Financial Officer Association (AFOA) with maximum exemptions.

Students are well equipped to enter middle management accounting positions in small to medium-size firms, non-profit agencies or government. Studying accounting also provides students with a skill set that is ideal for entrepreneurship.

Sample Courses

  • ACCT 3206: Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT 3207: Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT 3208: Managerial Accounting: Planning and Control

Possible Career Paths

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)
  • Aboriginal Financial Officer Association (AFOA)
  • Financial planning and insurance
  • Government accounting
  • Investing
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Experiential Learning Opportunities

The Shannon School of Business maintains a close relationship with the local business community, giving students the opportunity to work on various projects including co-op placements and group projects.

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