Pures Business – Accounting

Program Description
Credential: 2-Year Diploma
Delivery: Full time
Program Length: 4 Semesters

The Business – Accounting option will give students the skills to handle a variety of accounting situations. As part of a management team, graduates will help gather, organize and analyze financial data, administer accounting systems, and advise on accounting problems. Courses in the first two semesters will introduce students to accounting principles. They will also take courses in marketing, human resources management, math, and business to provide themselves with a solid foundation for their chosen career. During the third and fourth semesters, new subjects are added and earlier subjects are expanded upon. Students will also practice accounting procedures using both manual and computerized accounting software programs. The Canadian Payroll Association and the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping recognize these Northern College courses.

Career Opportunities
Graduates will find employment in business and industry, accounting firms, non-profit organizations or government agencies often at rewarding levels of responsibility.

Start Date
January, May, September


  • Semester 1
    AC1004 Accounting I
    BU1073 Introduction to Business Management and Organizational Behaviour
    CM1903 Communications I – Model A
    GN1033 Health and Safety (PC)
    MA1004 Mathematics of Finance I
    IN1093 Computer Applications for Business and Technology
    MR1033 Introduction to Marketing I
    EV7003 Issues in Environmental Sustainability

    Semester 2
    AC2004 Accounting II
    CM2903 Communications II – Model A
    IN2013 Computer Applications II
    MA2033 Mathematics of Finance II
    MR2014 Introduction to Marketing II
    BU1074 Principles of Human Resource Management
    EL1103 General Education Elective I (PC)
    IN2042 E-Business and Web Research

  • Semester 3
    GN2133 Law and Ethics
    BU3013 Macroeconomics
    CM3103 Report Writing I
    IN4143 Database
    MR3003 Retailing and Electronic Commerce
    MR3043 Advertising in the New Economy
    EL1103 General Education Elective I (PC)
    PH2103 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (CK/KL/HL)

    Semester 4
    AC4053 Financial Management I
    BU4013 Microeconomics
    CM4102 Report Writing II
    MR4043 Market Research
    MR4114 Sales and Salesmanship
    AC6023 Taxation 1