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Faculty of Management Bachelor of Management

Accounting


“The discipline and hard work ethic practiced in the classroom and the camaraderie I experienced outside of the classroom provided me with an excellent professional foundation. Balancing it all by taking classes such as ‘Exploring Creativity’ made my University of Lethbridge experience truly unforgettable. Because of the relatively small student base at U of L, daily learning experiences are highlighted by opportunities to form relationships with professors and students across different faculties. At U of L, I always felt I was more than a student with a numbered ID. To this day, I am fortunate to have life-long friendships with people I met at U of L, and I’m thankful for the mentorship I continued to receive from professors after I graduated.” Yuri Stefaruk, BMgt (With Distinction) 2004


Do you have an aptitude for numbers? A keen eye for details? A desire for a financially rewarding career rich in opportunities for advancement? Accountants today are central to the operations of an organization, influencing all of its major decisions. Beyond being able to quickly analyze and interpret facts and figures, accountants require a high level of integrity, good problemsolving and critical-thinking skills, the ability to work with others at all levels of an organization, and strong communications skills. Accounting is far more than ‘number crunching‘; in fact, computers now handle many of the basic bookkeeping functions once tasked to accountants. Even so, careers in accounting are best pursued by people who are ‘good with numbers’. As an accounting professional, you can work in accounting firms or public/private organizations anywhere in the world. Accounting is a key function in every organization, whether profit or not-for-profit, multinational or local entrepreneurial start-up. Canadian companies employ more than 1,000,000 accountants/ auditors, and demand continues to grow. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR ACCOUNTING GRADS • Foreign Trade Analyst • Tax Auditor • Lawyer • Financial Planner • Commodities Broker • Public Administrator • Loan Counsellor • Investment Banker • Professor/Teacher • Manager • Insurance Underwriter • Chief Financial Officer • Consultant Industrial Accountant • Senior Internal Auditor • Forensic Accountant


Accountants and auditors ranked an astonishingly high fifth on CNN.com’s list of the top 50 high-wage, high-growth occupations. (January 2007) A career in accounting can be a fast-track to a high salary and the top of your chosen field. Not surprisingly, though, the field is highly competitive: there are more graduates than articling positions. Most entry-level accounting jobs require at least a Bachelor’s Degree, and most accountants pursue a CA, CMA or CGA professional designation after graduation. While some accountants are generalists, many develop expertise within a specific industry or area of specialization such as forensic accounting, investment banking or tax auditing. What you’ll study As an Accounting major, you’ll study financial information, tax, auditing, accounting theory and accounting standards. You’ll also draw from fields such as finance, economics, statistics, psychology, sociology, anthropology and marketing. We work closely with the CA, CMA and CGA associations to ensure you are well prepared to pursue any professional designation.


GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR ACCOUNTING MAJOR • To prepare for this exciting but demanding career, remember that your success will be determined in large measure by your own motivation and work ethic. • Because of the sequence of required courses, complete Introductory and Intermediate Financial Accounting (MGT 2100 and 3100) and Managerial and Cost Accounting (MGT 2400 and 3130) as early as possible. • In choosing electives, explore non-management courses that offer well-rounded breadth or consider additional accounting courses required for CA, CMA or CGA programs. • We strongly encourage you to consider U of L’s Co-op Program. For many of our students, Co-op opens doors to future employment. • Consider other opportunities to help set you apart in the employment marketplace: - Join student clubs and organizations - Complete an independent study - Participate in a Work-Study Abroad program - Become a research assistant - Volunteer in the community - Learn another language Want to add a professional designation to your current degree? If you’re seeking a CA, CMA or CGA professional designation and have already completed a degree (in any field), consider the Professional Diploma in Accounting (PDA), designed to help you earn the credential more quickly. Or you might be interested in the new CA Bridging option. Offered in partnership with the Chartered Accountants Education Foundation of Alberta and available exclusively at U of L’s Edmonton and Calgary campuses, the CA Bridging enables you to complete all the business and accounting courses needed for admission to the CA School of Business (CASB).


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Accounting Major www.uleth.ca/ross/acadprog/undergrad/mgt/acct/ Lethbridge Campus Markin Hall 2060 4401 University Drive Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada T1K 3M4 Phone: 403-329-2153 undergrad.management@uleth.ca Calgary Campus Suite 1100 Rocky Mountain Plaza 615 Macleod Trail SE Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2G 4T8 Phone: 403-571-3360 calgary.campus@uleth.ca Edmonton Campus #1100, University of Lethbridge Tower 10707 – 100 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 3M1 Phone: 780-424-0425 edmonton.campus@uleth.ca


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