Business - Year 2 - Accountancy

Battlefords Campus
Sep 5th, 2017 - Apr 30th, 2018

Tuition: $4190.00 (subject to change)
Application Fee of $35.00
Books: $1800.00  estimate (subject to change)
Print Fee: $50.00

Accounting is about more than numbers, it's about conducting audits, doing business analyses and presenting financial information so managers and investors can make informed decisions. Accounting is often called the language of business. If you want to be one of the people at the table when critical business decisions are being made, Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business accountancy specialty will appeal to you.

You'll study cost accounting, auditing, taxation, finance, quantitative methods and more. You'll apply theory to real-world situations in business simulations, case studies and group projects. You'll use industry standard software in your courses. Optional co-operative education work terms are a great way to gain valuable experience and make industry connections - while earning money.

Admission Requirements

Delivery Method

The following delivery methods are available for some of the courses in this program.

  • Lecture

Please refer to the course description for course specific delivery methods.


  • ACCT 220 - Intermediate Accounting 1

    You will complete an in-depth study of generally accepted accounting principles as applied to accounting for current assets, capital assets, temporary and long-term investments, leases, accounting changes, and correction of errors. Both International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE) are considered as accounting standards.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • ACCT 226 - Cost Accounting 1

    The course is an introduction to the study of cost accounting theory and practice. You will focus on the differences between cost accounting and financial accounting, various cost accounting terms, an introduction to costing systems and responsibility accounting using master and flexible budgets.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • ADTG 220 - Auditing

    Your studies will include an introduction to auditing, its objectives and reports, the types of evidence and documentations required, the study of internal control and audit sampling. You will study the processes of the audit of revenue and collections and acquisitions and expenditures.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • STAT 120 - Business Statistics

    You will be introduced to the elements of statistics used in business. The course content includes frequency distribution, measure of central tendency and dispersion, probability distributions (discrete and continuous), sampling, sampling distributions, estimations, regressions, correlation and elementary hypothesis-testing.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • TAX 221 - Tax 1

    Your studies will include an introduction to the Income Tax Act including the structure of fiscal legislation, administration, and enforcement practices as they pertain to personal income tax. The course includes the calculation of taxable income, calculation of tax, and the completion of personal income tax returns.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • ACCT 221 - Intermediate Accounting 2

    You will continue your studies of financial accounting begun in ACCT 220. Your studies will include current and long-term liabilities, shareholders equity, dilutive securities and earnings per share, revenue recognition, pensions, statement of cash flows, incomplete records and accounting for corporate income taxes. Both International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE) are considered as accounting standards.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • ACCT 227 - Cost Accounting 2

    Your studies will be a continuation of Cost Accounting 1 (ACCT 226). You will study non-routine decision making, cost allocation theory and methods, process costing, hybrid costing systems, inventory management and sales and input variances.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • ACCT 236 - Accounting Information Systems

    You will study the necessary theory and tools for understanding, analyzing, and designing computer-based accounting information systems at the introductory level. You will study the theory and participate in practical applications that support your studies as an accounting student. The course includes an introduction to the field of electronic commerce.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • FIN 220 - Finance

    You will become familiar with the role of finance and its implication for risk, income and control, credit conditions and a firm's state of liquidity. You will examine sources of capital and corporate borrowing, cost of capital theory and optimal capital structure, and capital budget decision making.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • TAX 222 - Tax 2

    Your studies will expand on the material covered in Tax 1 (TAX 221) and you will learn the skills required to solve more complex problems for individual taxpayers. You will study the calculation of taxable income, calculation of corporate tax and the completion of corporate income tax returns.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • HR 236 - Organizational Change

    You will develop strategies and processes related to creating and fostering an evolving workplace culture that supports innovation, change, quality and learning. You will also explore your own attitude toward change as a means of understanding that of employees. The result of this approach to organizational change will be harmony between the organization’s needs and employee’s expectations while remaining consistent with the organization’s business plan in a competitive and changing environment. The course content emphasizes the importance of implementing change in the proper sequence of events and interactions

    Delivery Method: Lecture