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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is designed to prepare students for success in the commercial, non-profit and public sectors of the Canadian and global economy, while engaging in their communities.

Rather than giving you a highly theoretical “big business” degree, Mount Royal’s distinctive four-year program features experiential learning in the classroom and co-operative work experience opportunities. Once you graduate with a BBA, you’ll be prepared to hit the ground running and make your mark in the business world.

You will have the opportunity to specialize in one of four majors listed below. The General Management major allows you to focus in other fields of business as a minor. You may also use the General Management major to pursue minors in areas of study offered outside of the Bissett School of Business.

Accounting involves collecting financial information and analyzing it in order to direct individuals and organizations. Highlighting the most recent trends in the industry and providing hands-on experience, the Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting program is designed to give students an edge in the job market. With the expanding global economy, changing tax regulations and new financial reporting standards accountants are in high demand. There is such a need for accounting expertise that many students receive job offers before they graduate, from a wide variety of organizations in a number of industries.

Career Opportunities:

Analyst - Evaluate and interpret public company financial statements. Within an organization work closely with divisional managers to make the best decisions and identify ways to improve profitability.

Controller - Act in a management level position with responsibility for supervising the quality of accounting and financial reporting of an organization. Within a business organization thee responsibilities would include overseeing accounting and reporting, monitoring internal controls, and countersigning on expenses and commitments.

External Auditor - Lead the external audit in an independent examination of the financial statements prepared by the organization, typically for statutory purposes (required by law).

Internal Auditor - Be the catalyst for improving an organization’s governance, risk management and management controls by providing insight and recommendations based on analyses and assessments of data and business processes.

Management Accountant - Within an organization, analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to determine or maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities.

Public Accountant - Serve as the external accountant to clients such as businesses (retailers, manufacturers, service companies, etc.), individuals, value-driven enterprises and governments. Service is typically includes preparation, review, and audit of clients’ financial statements; tax work including the preparation of personal and corporate income tax returns, and estate and tax planning; consulting and advice involving accounting systems, mergers and acquisitions.

Which department am I in?

Bissett School of Business

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$22,456.00 (US$ 17,064) per year
Given tuition fee based on ten courses and it’s the total of the International Tuition and International Mandatory Fees

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

9 September 2021


Mount Royal University

4825 Mount Royal Gate SW,


Alberta (AB),

T3E 6K6, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You will be considered a high school applicant if you meet the following criteria: you are in your final year of high school, or you have left or completed high school, and you have completed fewer than eight post-secondary courses. English Language Score: Academic English (Level 3 Advanced) taken at Mount Royal Level 3 Advanced with B- (80%); TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) 86 (min. 20 in each of four sections); IELTS (International English Language Test [Academic]) 6.5 (min. 5.5 on each band); CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) 70 (min. 60 in each band); MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) 85 (min. 3 in oral component); PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) 58 (min. 55 in each area); CAE (Cambridge English: Assessment) C1 or C2 Certificate Awarded (Pass at Grade C with min. 180 overall) and CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees) 4.5 overall minimum.

For international students

High School Applicant: must present a minimum admission average of 65%, calculated on the five appropriate Grade 12 courses. Must also present the required courses and minimum grades listed below:

Applicants in all admission categories must present:

  • English Language Arts 30-1 — minimum grade 60%
  • Mathematics 30 - 1 or 30 - 2 — minimum grade 60%

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 86 (min. 20 in each of four sections)

IELTS (International English Language Test — Academic): 6.5 (min. 5.5 on each band)

CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment): 70 (min. 60 in each band)

MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): 85 (min. 3 in oral component)

PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic): 58 (min. 55 in each area)

CAE (Cambridge English: Assessment): C1 or C2 Certificate Awarded (Pass at Grade C with min. 180 overall)

Application Deadline - April 1 for fall semester

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Pathways options

Offered by this university

Mount Royal University offers below pathways course for this subject

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • College of the Rockies

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