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Courses And Costs

To graduate with the Accounting and Finance Advanced Diploma you must successfully complete 60 elective credits.

Please note that for Aboriginal Fiscal Issues, Aboriginal History, Aboriginal Workplace Values and Strategies and Accountability, students taking distance education courses register directly with, and pay, Costs for the 4 courses through AFOA were $645 each as of July 2017. Fees for Canadian investment Funds and and Financial Planning (FPII) include ACC fees plus fees payable to the the ISFE Institute and the Canadian Securities Institute.

Costs listed below are for domestic students. International students should refer to our 'Estimated Fees for International Students' sheet on the International Students Costs webpage.

  • Year 1

    • Course ID Title Credits/CEUs Study

    • Legend: D - Distance Education, P - PLAR, E - Elective

      ABOR-0014 Aboriginal Fiscal Issues 3 credit(s) D
      This course examines some of the human resource and financial issues a financial officer may face when working in an Aboriginal context. It offers participants the opportunity to acquire the essential skills and knowledge needed to fulfill one of the roles of a financial officer and that of a human resource manager.

      ABOR-0015 Aboriginal History 3 credit(s) D
      In order to make sense of current issues and developments in aboriginal communities, learners need an understanding of the history of these communities and their relationships with the state. This course gives the learner the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the history of relations between aboriginal and non-aboriginal societies, their institutions and the unique context of these histories and current realities and initiatives, considering aboriginal culture. While it is impossible to consider the diverse aboriginal cultures and histories within Canada, this course provides an overview of the commonalities with regard to shared histories and common core aspects of aboriginal cultures.

      ABOR-0012 Aboriginal Workplace Values 3 credit(s) D
      The CAFM course Values & Ethics in the Aboriginal Workplace was written primarily for participants who are managers and staff working in finance and administration in First Nations and Aboriginal organizations. It is intended to take the students through the theory and philosophy of ethics and values (without being too academic), through an analysis of what makes an ethical organization, through a comparative analysis of Codes and Ethics from various organizations, and finally how to think about developing a Code of Ethics that reflects the ideals and purpose of a particular organization.

      COMP-0556 Accounting Software 6 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: ACCT-0003 Financial Accounting 1 Students complete computerized accounting cycles for a variety of organizations using SAGE 50 Accounting Software. Exposure to components in this accounting suite include: General Journal/Ledger, Accounts Payable/Receivable, Payroll, Inventory and Order Entry. Functionality related to System Set-up, Sales Taxes, Banking, Periodic Processing and Financial Reporting are also explored. Students apply computerized accounting techniques to each step of the accounting cycle.

      BUSN-0162 AgriFinance 6 credit(s)
      Students will gain an overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food system. In addition, students will learn to apply credit management skills to evaluate financial risk facing agribusinesses. Students will also learn how producers use various risk management tools to manage exposure to market, legal, and other risks. Canada's leading agricultural accounting software will be illustrated.

      BUSN-0084 Banking Systems Practices 3 credit(s)
      This introductory course focuses on the function and structure of the Canadian financial services industry. Students will explore various aspects of the industry including: managing personal finances, consumer credit, personal financial planning, insurance and investments. These topics will serve as a foundation for students wishing to pursue a specialization in financial services.

      BUSN-0160 Canadian Investment Funds 6 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: BUSN-0006 Economics 1; BUSN-XXXX Personal Finance The Canadian Investment Funds Course (CIFC) is an industry recognized mutual fund licensing course offered through the IFSE Institute. Upon successful completion of this course, students will possess the necessary credential in order to function as a Mutual Fund Representative. The topics covered in this course include regulatory environment, registrant responsibilities, suitability, economic factors and financial markets, types of mutual funds, portfolio management, taxation, retirement, and making recommendations.

      LAWG-0002 Commercial Transactions Law 3 credit(s) D
      Knowledge of legal rules affecting your commercial activity will help you to avoid unnecessary legal, and consequently, financial liabilities while taking advantage of legal opportunities. This course covers the legal rules regarding some common commercial transactions. Topics include agency, business entities (partnerships and corporations), sale of goods, mortgages, loan securities and bankruptcy.

      COMM-0006 Communications 6 credit(s) D P
      This course develops students' basic communication skills and provides them with strategies needed to communicate effectively: orally and through written media. Course topics include the process of communication, communicating across cultures, characteristics of effective messages, and composing effective written messages.

      COMP-0006 Computer Systems 3 credit(s) D P
      In this course, students gain skills in using technology to complete a variety of tasks. Students use technology to communicate, research, organize and manage their work while considering various issues associated with the use of technology for such tasks.

      COMP-0009 Database 1 3 credit(s) D P
      This course introduces the fundamental concepts of database management. Students learn how to operate database application software, how to design and create databases, how to add and modify data and extract information using queries and reports.

      COMP-0010 Database 2 3 credit(s) D
      Prerequisite: COMP-0009 Database 1 This course expands on the database management procedures previously introduced and provides the skills to develop simple database applications. It is recommended that Database 1 and 2 be taken consecutively and that a minimum grade of C be attained in Database 1 before taking Database 2.

      COMP-0014 Desktop Publishing 3 credit(s) D P
      Prerequisite: COMP-0129 Word Processing 1 OR COMP-0058 Word Processing In this course students learn basic design and page layout techniques for effective desktop publishing using current desktop publishing software.

      ECON-0006 Economics 1 6 credit(s) D P
      This introductory course acquaints students with some of the basic principles of economics, including economic activity, theory of prices and output under various degrees of competition, and application of these theories. Income distribution and resource allocation are also included.

      ECON-0007 Economics 2 6 credit(s) D P
      Prerequisite: ECON-0006 Economics 1 This course examines national income and product, money and banking, public finance, international trade and exchange rates, and growth.

      BUSN-0018 Finance 1 3 credit(s) D
      Prerequisites: ACCT-0004 Financial Accounting 2, MATH-0001 Financial Mathematics This course introduces students to the topics of financial analysis and planning and working capital management, including short-term financing.

      BUSN-0017 Finance 2 3 credit(s) D
      Prerequisites: ACCT-0004 Financial Accounting 2, MATH-0001 Financial Mathematics This course will introduce the students to the capital budgeting process. Topics include the time value of money, valuation and rates of return, the cost of capital, the capital budgeting decision, and risk and capital budgeting.

      BUSN-0016 Finance 3 3 credit(s) D
      Prerequisites: ACCT-0004 Financial Accounting 2, MATH-0001 Financial Mathematics This course introduces students to the topics of the stock, bond, and money markets in Canada, the role of underwriters, financing by debt, equity, and leasing, dividend policy, derivative securities, mergers, and international financial management.

      ACCT-0003 Financial Accounting 1 6 credit(s) D P
      This introductory course in the fundamental principles of accounting provides a basic understanding and application of principles relating to the accounting cycle and current assets.

      ACCT-0004 Financial Accounting 2 6 credit(s) D P
      Prerequisite: ACCT-0003 Financial Accounting 1 This introductory course in the fundamental principles of accounting provides a basic understanding and application of principles relating to current and long-term liabilities, as well as accounting principles relating to partnerships and corporations.

      ACCT-0005 Financial Accounting 3 6 credit(s) D
      Prerequisites: ACCT-0004 Financial Accounting 2; MATH-0001 Financial Math This intermediate course in accounting provides coverage of financial accounting topics such as the accounting cycle, financial statement presentations, asset and revenue recognition, inventory concepts, as well as inventory and capital asset principles.

      ACCT-0007 Financial Accounting 4 6 credit(s) D
      Prerequisite: ACCT-0005 Financial Accounting 3 This intermediate course in accounting provides comprehensive coverage of financial accounting topics on the liabilities and equity side of the financial statements, such as: current and contingent liabilities, long term debt, leasing, corporate shares, complex financial instruments, retained earnings, earning per share and income taxes.

      MATH-0001 Financial Mathematics 3 credit(s) D P
      This course addresses the fundamental concepts used in financial analyses, including the topics of simple interest, compound interest, simple annuities and compound annuities. The course teaches concepts with the use of pre-programmed financial calculators.

      HRMG-0036 Human Resource Management 6 credit(s) D
      This participative course provides an overview of the field of human resource management from the perspective of both the employer and the employee. Students will learn the skills and strategies needed to compete effectively in the job market as well as gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the human resource function within an organization.

      BUSN-0091 Investment Simulation 3 credit(s)
      This course uses a real time investment simulator ( model to teach the principles of investing in the financial markets. The course uses a case study to provide the student experience in portfolio management through the creation of a diversified portfolio. The main objective in selecting and managing the portfolio is to maximize wealth while minimizing volatility. Students use a wide range of investment strategies and invest in a variety of investment instruments including ETFs, stocks, mutual funds, bonds, preferred shares and derivatives. The course culminates with the student presenting the portfolio to the instructor in an interactive fashion.

      LAWG-0001 Legal Principles 3 credit(s) D
      Knowledge of laws affecting your commercial activity can help you avoid unnecessary legal, and, consequently, financial liabilities. The fundamental principles underlying relevant Canadian law are covered in this course. Topics include the legal system, torts (intentional and unintentional), contract creation, contract validity, contract breach, contract remedies and other relevant topics.

      BUSN-0027 Management 6 credit(s) D
      Prerequisite: PSSY-0004 Organizational Behaviour This course introduces students to the field of management. It examines the four managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling.

      ACCT-0006 Management Accounting 1 6 credit(s) D
      Prerequisite: ACCT-0004 Financial Accounting 2 This course introduces students to the areas of cost concepts and behaviours, job-order and process costing, activity-based costing and variable costing.

      ACCT-0008 Management Accounting 2 6 credit(s) D
      Prerequisite: ACCT-0006 Management Accounting 1 This course introduces students to the areas of planning and control, budgeting, standard costs and overhead analysis, relevant costs, management control and evaluation, and financial statement analysis.

      COMP-0590 Managing Info Tech 6 credit(s)
      Students will develop an understanding of computer-based information systems to assist in making informed decisions about the applications of information technology (IT). Topics include: management and IT decision-making; technical topics including database management systems, data warehousing and systems development life cycle; security, control frameworks and auditing; and key emerging trends in IT.

      MKTG-0044 Marketing Principles 6 credit(s) P
      This course provides students with an understanding of the basic marketing skills that are required by employers for success in today's competitive marketplace. Students gain a basic understanding of the role of marketing in society and business, types of markets, the marketing environment, the elements of the marketing mix and the development of marketing strategies and plans.

      PSSY-0004 Organizational Behaviour 6 credit(s) D P
      This course develops students' knowledge of behaviour science theory and concepts useful in organizations. Topics include: perception, values and attitudes, foundations of group behaviour, teamwork, leadership, organizational culture and organizational change.

      HRMG-0021 Payroll Administration 3 credit(s) D
      This course addresses employment classifications, legislation related to payroll, maintenance of payroll records, payroll deductions, tax implications of benefits, allowances and expenses, government remittances, and termination records. The course focuses on solving analytical problems and completing exercises, review questions, marked assignments and payroll registers to build the necessary skills required in processing a payroll.

      MKTG-0033 Personal Selling 6 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: MKTG-0044 Marketing Principles This course involves students in creating and role-playing consultative sales presentations. Topics include the steps in a sales presentation as well as sales force management. Various role-play situations enable students to apply the selling principles and techniques.

      COMM-0110 Presentation Skills & Graphics 3 credit(s)
      This course provides students with the skills needed to produce and present professional presentations.

      COMM-0232 Research and Report Writing 3 credit(s) D
      Prerequisite: COMM-0006 Communications In this course, students develop the skills to research and collect data from various information sources and to write business reports and proposals that communicate clearly and effectively.

      COMP-0007 Spreadsheets 1 3 credit(s) D P
      This course is an introduction to electronic spreadsheet software. Students obtain practical knowledge of the basic functions and operations of spreadsheet software. Activities include creating, editing, formatting and printing spreadsheets using formulas, simple functions and graphing.

      COMP-0008 Spreadsheets 2 3 credit(s) D P
      Prerequisite: COMP-0007 Spreadsheets 1 This course reinforces students' knowledge of microcomputers and spreadsheet software. It examines practical, business-oriented applications for spreadsheet software. Topics include: visually displaying data, database management, advanced functions, and macros.

      MATH-0002 Statistics 1 6 credit(s) D
      Prerequisites: MKTG-0044 Marketing Principles; MATH-XXXX Math for Business This course acquaints students with the concepts of statistical methods and theory as applied to economic and business data. It examines frequency distribution, probability, probability distribution, sampling, estimation and hypothesis testing.

      MATH-0003 Statistics 2 6 credit(s) D
      Prerequisite: MKTG-0044 Marketing Principles; MATH-XXXX Math for Bsuiness; MATH-0002 Statistics 1 This course is a continuation of the concepts introduced in Statistics 1 and includes advanced topics such as hypothesis testing, regression, correlation, time series, statistical decision theory and linear programming.

      ABOR-0013 Strategies and Accountability 3 credit(s) D
      This course focuses on the individual's role as a financial manager and the ability to make sound and informed decisions as leaders of an Aboriginal organization seeks to attain high performance.

      BUSN-0109 Tax Preparation - Personal 3 credit(s) D
      Prerequisite: ACCT-0004 Financial Accounting 2 This course introduces the history, objectives, and legislative processes surrounding income tax, the Income Tax Act (ITA), employment income and shareholder benefits, and business income.

      BUSN-0108 Tax Theory - Corporate 3 credit(s) D
      Prerequisite: BUSN-0110 Tax Theory - Personal This course addresses corporate taxable income and tax payable, tax planning, and international taxation.

      BUSN-0110 Tax Theory - Personal 6 credit(s) D
      Prerequisite: BUSN-0109 Tax Preparation - Personal This course addresses business income, capital cost allowances and eligible capital property, income from property and income from other sources, capital gains and losses, and taxable income and tax payable for individuals. In addition, income tax returns and associated schedules are introduced.

    Tuition and other related fees: $3700
    Textbooks, tools, supplies and extracurricular costs: $1620

Fast Facts

Duration/Start 8 months/September

Credential Advanced Diploma

Credits 60.00

Optional Exit No

Co-op Work Placement No

Distance Delivery No

International Students Yes

Study Options
On Campus
Open to International Students