Stenberg College (Surrey Campus)

Professional Business Accountant (Combined Delivery)

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Program Information

School:Stenberg College (Surrey Campus)
Faculty:Human Services
Field of Study:Accounting
Description:Are you interested in pursuing a career in accounting? Through Stenberg College’s Professional Business Accountant program, you can prepare for a career as a full-cycle accountant with just 24 months of coursework, with no degree required.

The ultimate goal for the Professional Business Accountant program is to prepare students to write the Public Business Accountant (PBA) designation exam and to provide education in the areas of: Accounting, Cost Accounting, Statistics, Information Systems, Business Law, Ethics, Economics, Communications, Financial Management, Canadian Taxation, General Management, and Human Resources.
URL:Professional Business Accountant (Combined Delivery) at Stenberg College (Surrey Campus)
Length:24 Month(s)
Careers:BookkeepersPayroll and Benefits Administrators

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English  or  Grade12 Communications 
  •  Grade11 Principles of Mathematics  or  Grade11 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C)  or  Grade11 Precalculus  or  Grade11 Accounting 

Applicants are required to have completion of Grade 12 within the Canadian Education System or qualification as a “Mature Student” or “International Professional” as defined here: a Mature Student is defined as an individual who is 19 years or older with no high school graduation certificate. Mature students may apply for entry into the program subject to assessment by the Stenberg Education Department who will evaluate English and Math skills in particular. An International Professional is defined as an individual with either an international professional accounting designation, an international degree in accounting, or 5 or more years-experience in accounting at a senior level. Applicants are also required to have: English 12 with a grade of C or higher or Communications 12 with a grade of B or higher (a Stenberg College English Assessment is available); Math 11 Principles, Foundations of Math 11, Pre-Calculus 11, Accounting 11, or Algebra 11 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of the Stenberg College Math assessment with 70% or higher.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

Applicants with English as an additional language must also meet one of the following language requirements: Stenberg College English Language Equivalency Test (ELET) (Scores valid for one year) testing proficiency in each of the following areas: Reading Comprehension, Written Expression, Listening and Speaking. Overall score of 56/80 or higher OR TOEFL Internet-based (scores valid for 5 years) Reading, Writing and Listening component scores must total a minimum of 60; minimum Speaking component score of 26 OR IELTS Academic Module (scores valid for 5 years) Overall score of 6.5 or higher with no band score less than 6.0 and a minimum score of 7.0 on the Speaking band OR Canadian Language Benchmark Scores: Listening 8, Speaking 8, Reading 8, and Writing 7.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 18, 2017

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