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2014-2015
The Undergraduate Calendar
 

Arts Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Accounting and Financial Management

Degree Requirements
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Eligibility for the degree of Bachelor of Accounting and Financial Management (Co-op) requires:

  1. Successful completion of 20 academic course units (40 courses) with an overall cumulative average of at least 60%. A minimum cumulative average of 70% is required in all of the courses identified in section (2) below, and all Accounting and Financial Management (AFM) electives.
  2. Successful completion of the following 32 courses:

Notes:

  1. Students interested in qualifying as a Chartered Accountant are required by the governing professional body to take the courses listed under the Public Accounting Specialization below. Students interested in qualifying as a Certified Management Accountant are required by the governing professional body to take the courses listed under the Management Accounting Specialization below. Students interested in becoming a Chartered Financial Analyst are advised to take courses listed under the Finance Specialization below.
  2. In lieu of "one of AFM 333; ECON 231; PSCI 281", an alternate course may count towards this requirement provided the desired course has substantial international content. In this case, however, students must have the prior written approval of the Undergraduate Officer. 
  3. Students wishing to take AFM 272 and AFM 372 should take MATH 135/136 and 137/138 in lieu of MATH 109, and STAT 230/231 in lieu of STAT 211. Please consult the Undergraduate Officer for assistance before proceeding.
  4. Students should note that the culture courses listed above are taught in English, and may not be open to first-year students.
  5. Students who have attempted, to the satisfaction of the School of Accounting and Finance, Co-operative Education and Career Action (CECA), and the Faculty of Arts Examinations and Standings (E&S) Committee, to gain employment for all four available work terms, but are successful in so doing for only three work terms, will be considered for a co-op degree, provided they have received credit for all three of their work terms and all four of their work-term reflections, and they have successfully completed all academic graduation requirements.
  6. Students who meet all the academic graduation requirements for this plan, but who do not meet the minimum requirements for a co-op degree (see preceding Note 5) may, in exceptional circumstances and at the discretion of the School of Accounting and Finance and the Faculty of Arts Examination and Standings (E&S) Committee, be awarded a Regular Honours Accounting and Financial Management degree.
  7. The Management Studies Minor or Diploma is not available to students currently enrolled in Accounting and Financial Management.

A schedule outlining the recommended term-by-term sequence of courses is available in the School of Accounting and Finance Office and on the AFM website.

Accounting and Financial Management - Public Practice Specialization

The specialization in public practice is made up of the following courses: AFM 341, 351362, 363, 382, 401, 411, 434462491.

Accounting and Financial Management - Management Specialization

The specialization in management is made up of the following courses: AFM 341, 352, 362363, 382, 411, 434483, 484, 491.

Accounting and Financial Management - Finance Specialization

The specialization in finance is made up of the following courses: AFM 322, 323, 412, 424, 425, 478; ECON 201, 202; plus at least two of AFM 321, 422, 423, 473, 477.


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