Accountants create, disseminate, and evaluate financial information. They have a broad based understanding of business, as well as strong technical accounting knowledge and skill. They engage in oral and written communication, have a working knowledge of various information technologies, and possess the ability to exercise sound, objective, and ethical judgments. Users of accounting information include investors, creditors, government, management, and unions.
The Accounting concentration provides students with the expertise needed to begin a career as an accountant or manager. The program emphasizes conceptual issues, while providing appropriate technical skills for an entry-level accountant. The general business education, received in other courses in the business school, together with the specific accounting curriculum provides students with a clear understanding of the relationship between accounting and related management issues.
Students declaring an Accounting (ACCT) Concentration must take a required six courses. Please refer to the University of Calgary Calendar for a description of these courses and their prerequisites.