University of Alberta

Accounting

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Program Information

School:University of Alberta
Faculty:Faculty of Business
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study:Accounting
Description:The Alberta School of Business offers a cooperative education option for students in the Bachelor of Commerce program. Cooperative education is an experiential learning program in which students alternate periods of study with periods of paid, discipline-related work experience in cooperating employer organizations. All BCom students (including Study Permit students) are eligible to apply to the Co-op program, following the successful completion of the second year of study in Business.

Students in the Co-operative Education option will complete twelve months of work experience. This work experience will add on one semester/one year for completion of the degree program.

URL:Accounting at University of Alberta
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

This estimate covers the first year and is only for tuition.
Careers:AccountantsBookkeepersPayroll and Benefits Administrators

Admission Requirements

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Work Experience
Applicants must first be granted admission into the UofA BCom program before they may apply to Co-op. Applicants may only be considered for the Co-op program if they have no more than *75ucw completed towards their Bachelor of Commerce Degree by August 31st, 2018. After-Degree Co-op applicants are only eligible to apply for the Co-op program if they have at least 15 courses (*45ucw) remaining in their program by August 31st, 2018. The first 150 applicants who meet the criteria for their major will be granted admission to the Co-op program. Additional applications (up to 50) will be considered on a case by case basis. Offers of admission are subject to quota limits for each major. For example, a maximum of 60 Accounting majors and 60 Finance majors will be accepted. International students may be required to complete an intake interview before being granted admission. Accounting or Finance majors must: present a GPA of 3.0 or higher in their most recent academic year of study comprising a minimum of *24ucw (i.e., 4 courses completed per term during the regular academic year), and present a minimum grade of B in Accounting 311. All applicants are expected to present a minimum of 650 hours of work experience within the past 2 years. For students applying to the September 2018 intake, the work experience hours calculation only includes work experience gained between February 1, 2016 through to August 31, 2018. This work need not be business related and may include fields such as retail, hospitality, labour etc. We strongly encourage all Co-op applicants to participate in Volunteer or Extra-Curricular activities in order to increase competitiveness in securing a position.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 16, 2018