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Pilon School of Business

Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting)

An accounting degree designed for the changing business world.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in a variety of organizational settings.
  • Evaluate complex qualitative and quantitative data to support strategic and operational decisions.
  • Develop comprehensive strategic and tactical plans for an organization.
  • Work independently and collaboratively in inter- and/or multi-disciplinary and diverse environments.
  • Use creative, critical and reflective thinking to address organizational opportunities and challenges.
  • Apply problem solving and decision-making frameworks that propose defensible solutions to organizational opportunities, challenges, change and risk.
  • Demonstrate ethical and socially responsible behaviour.
  • Integrate appropriate technologies in developing solutions to business opportunities and challenges.
  • Build effective internal and external relationships using influencing, communication and consultative skills.
  • Evaluate the dynamic of the global business environment from a competitive and economic perspective.
  • Develop self-leadership strategies to enhance personal and professional effectiveness.
  • Assess business processes relative to organizational goals.
  • Perform robust research through the application of accepted applied research methodologies.
  • Develop critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, written, and oral communication.
  • Knowledge of society and culture, and skills relevant to civic engagement.
  • Create relevant, complete and accurate financial statements and information reports using the appropriate accounting principles to provide information to measure the entity’s performance.
  • Interpret financial statement and organizational results to enhance the entity’s decision-making performance.
  • Assess the measurable objectives of an entity’s strategic plan using appropriate quantitative and qualitative analyses.
  • Use appropriate technological tools and information systems necessary to provide the required financial information for effective decision-making.
  • Evaluate strategic opportunities that add value and are consistent with operational goals, policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to the development of investment plans, business plans and financial proposals to assist in converting the entities financial strategies into specific financial objectives.
  • Evaluate internal controls and audit requirements in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.
  • Prepare regulatory filings in accordance with legal requirements.
  • Analyze the implications of an entity’s tax-planning strategies.
  • Apply legal concepts within the domestic and international business environment identifying the need for professional legal guidance.