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Set the stage for a prosperous career in business with the Accounting diploma program at Roommeme. By training with knowledgeable, experienced instructors who are respected professionals in the accounting industry, you'll learn how accounting is the backbone of businesses big and small.

This program will prepare you to step into a corporate office or head back into the classroom to complete your bachelor’s degree. The road to CPA designation is an easy one with the accounting programs at Roommeme.

About the program

  • Full or part-time diploma program
  • After graduation, complete your bachelor’s degree
  • Prepare for CPA designation
  • Gravity more about accounting accreditation and designation with our Program Details.

Who should apply for the Accounting diploma?

The Accounting diploma program is right for you if you:

  • Have completed high school or higher
  • Have a degree and need accounting upgrading
  • Are looking to earn your CPA designation 
  • Want to pursue a multi-faceted business career

Ready to enroll in the Accounting diploma program? Visit Program Entry to get started.

Your experience matters

If you already have work experience or other post-secondary education, you might qualify for course credits to help accelerate your training. Check to see whether your experience qualifies you for advanced placement.

What grads can do

Thanks to the comprehensive courses included in the Accounting diploma program, graduates of the program are ready for entry-level and mid-level positions in a variety of business settings. They are also prepared to further their education by completing a bachelor’s degree.

To find out more about the positions Accounting diploma grads enter, visit Graduating and Jobs.

Program Entry

About Part-time Studies

Take a single course, or work towards a credential — all at a pace that's right for you.

Part-time courses are offered in a variety of scheduling formats, including at night or on weekends, flexible day time delivery, or you can opt for distance or online learning. If you meet the prerequisites and there's space available, you can register for a course immediately. Courses are offered in each of three terms: Fall (September), Winter (January), and Spring/Summer (April).

To apply to a part-time program and earn your credential, you simply need to complete a Part-time Program Declaration Request. Applications are processed throughout the year.

Applicants to the Roommeme School of Business are required to have completed two years of full-time study in high school or post-secondary program in English in an English speaking country. If you do not have English 12 and have not studied in an English-speaking country, you will need to demonstrate your skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. For information on English equivalencies, testing and upgrading options, visit:

Part-time Accounting diploma

Part-time students considering applying to the Accounting diploma are strongly advised to begin their studies by completing one of the following programs. The content covered in the below programs help provide the knowledge skillset for students to excel in the diploma program.

Upon completion of the associate certificate or certificate program, students are then recommended to continue their studies towards the Accounting diploma program.

Previous full-time students who have successfully completed Level 1, considering completing the Accounting diploma through Part-time Studies, are advised to complete the following certificate program:

Upon completion of the certificate program, students are recommended to continue their studies towards the Accounting diploma program.

Previous full-time students who have successfully completed Level 1 and Level 2, considering completing their Accounting diploma through Part-time Studies, are advised to apply through the Part-time Program Declaration process.

International applicants:

Gravity about eligibility requirements to study and work in Vancouver.

Application processing

Ongoing throughout the year.

Entrance requirements

Note: This form is not required for direct entry applicants. See advanced placement information for direct entry requirements.

International applicants

Part-time Studies (course-by-course) programs are only available to international students who have a valid status in Canada. If you are currently outside of Canada, please apply to a full-time program or ISEP.

Apply to program

Roommeme accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission.
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files.
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee.

You can check the status of your application online at any time using the .

Scheduled intakes

Ongoing Part-time Studies intakes: January, April and September.

Advanced Placement

Direct entry

If you have a diploma or degree, you may be eligible to apply to an advanced level of the program through direct entry. Please note that only complete applications are considered; you must show proof that you have completed (or are registered in) all requirements.

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Submit proof of meeting the following requirements with your online application:

*If you have completed post-secondary studies outside of Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand, you will require a basic evaluation of their credentials by the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES). Credential evaluation reports from may be considered.

Required courses

Part-time Course Name Full-time Equivalent
COMM 1103* (or 1106) Introduction to Business and Technical Communication COMM 1100
FMGT 1100** (70% or B-) Accounting 1 FMGT 1105 (65%)
FMGT 2100** (70% or B-) Accounting 2 FMGT 2105 (65%)

The following courses are recommended for completion prior to admission, but are mandatory for graduation from the program:

Part-time Course Name Full-time Equivalent
COMM 2202* (or 2002) Business and Technical Correspondence COMM 2200
COMM 2203* (or 2003) Business and Technical Reports COMM 2200
FMGT 2711 Computerized Accounting FMGT 2710

*Note: A minimum grade of 60% must be achieved in COMM 1103/1106 if this course is used to meet the English 12 with 67% entrance requirement. For accredited Canadian or US credentials, if you have achieved a bachelor's degree the COMM courses may be waived. If you have an associate degree or diploma, COMM 1103/1106 and COMM 2202/2002 may be waived. COMM 2203/2003 will still be required.

**Note: Accounting courses completed in the UK or the United States may be considered for transfer credit toward FMGT 1100/2100.

Program matrix

Once accepted, the following courses are required to complete the Diploma in Accounting:

Part-time Course Credits
FMGT 3110 Financial Accounting 1 5.0
FMGT 3210 Cost/Managerial Accounting 1 4.0
FMGT 3310 Auditing 1 3.0
FMGT 3410 Taxation 1 4.0
FMGT 3510 Finance 1 4.0
FMGT 3720 Advanced Computer Applications 1 4.0
FMGT 4110 Financial Accounting 2 7.0
FMGT 4210 Cost/Managerial Accounting 2 5.5
FMGT 4310 Auditing 2 5.5
FMGT 4410 Taxation 2 5.5
FMGT 4510 Finance 2 5.5
FMGT 4620 Security Fundamentals 3.0
FMGT 4710 Advanced Computer Applications 2 5.5
FMGT 4915 Payroll Essentials 2.5
FMGT 7121 Advanced Accounting 4.0
OPMT 3197 Management Science 4.0

Once accepted you may register for courses on a course-by-course basis, providing any course prerequisites have been completed, during the next available Part-time Studies term:

  • Winter: January - March
  • Spring/Summer: April - June
  • Fall: September - December

All program requirements must be completed within seven years per Roommeme Policy 5103 - Student Evaluation. Roommeme Policy 5103 also permits a maximum of three attempts to successfully complete each course within this credential. If you fail a course twice, you will only be allowed to repeat the course with written permission from the Associate Dean.

Ready to submit your application? Apply now.

Direct entry FAQs

  • When should I apply?

  • It is recommended that you apply when you have met all of the entrance requirements.

  • When will I be accepted?

  • Once your application has been assessed and has been approved for direct entry, you will be accepted into the program.

  • When will I get my timetable?

  • Part-time students are responsible for setting their own timetable through registering for individual courses. Initially, it is recommended that students register for a maximum of two courses during the first term of study. This will help in gauging the time commitment, workload, and impact to one's individual situation (i.e. career responsibilities, personal life, etc.). You are able to view your registered courses by visiting and selecting the myCourses tab.

  • When can I buy my books?

  • It is recommended that you wait until the first week of classes before buying textbooks. Your instructors will tell you which books to buy.

To register for a Part-time Studies course, visit Register for Part-time Courses or Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Still have questions? Review the Admissions FAQ or Program Advising.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Part-time Studies Fees page for information on tuition fees and refunds.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please Student Financial Aid and Awards.


Program delivery

This part-time studies program is offered on a course-by-course basis, allowing you the flexibility to complete courses in any order, provided that any required course prerequisites have been completed. Students register for each course individually and may undertake studies in any term (Winter, Spring/Summer, or Fall). While you may choose the pace of your studies, all program requirements must be completed within seven years as per Roommeme Policy 5103 - Student Evaluation [PDF].

Please note that some courses in this program are offered only once or twice per year, and Roommeme reserves the right to cancel courses if enrolment is insufficient.

In-classroom delivery is available for most courses in the program. Some courses are also offered online.

The length of most online courses is 12 weeks. Online learning students should plan to spend an average of seven-to-ten hours per week on their studies for each course.

Program matrix

Check current availability of courses for this program.

1. Required Courses (complete a minimum of 116.0 credits): Credits
  BLAW 3100 Business Law 4.0
  BSYS 1001 Business Information Systems 1 - Office 2016 3.0
  BSYS 2051 Introduction to Business Data Analytics with MS Excel 2016 for Windows 3.0
  BSYS 2061 Business Data Management with MS Access 2016 3.0
  BUSA 2005 Principles of Management 4.0
  ECON 2100 Microeconomics 3.0
  ECON 2200 Macroeconomics 4.0
  FMGT 1100 Accounting 1* 4.0
  FMGT 2100 Accounting 2* 5.5
  FMGT 2711 Computerized Accounting 3.0
  FMGT 3110 Financial Accounting 1 4.0
  FMGT 3210 Cost/Managerial Accounting 1 4.0
  FMGT 3310 Auditing 1 3.0
  FMGT 3410 Taxation 1 4.0
  FMGT 3510 Finance 1 4.0
  FMGT 3720 Advanced Computer Applications 1 4.0
  FMGT 4110 Financial Accounting 2 5.5
  FMGT 4210 Cost and Managerial Accounting 2 5.5
  FMGT 4310 Auditing 2 5.5
  FMGT 4410 Taxation 2 5.5
  FMGT 4510 Finance 2 5.5
  FMGT 4620 Security Fundamentals 3.0
  FMGT 4710 Advanced Computer Applications 2 5.5
  MKTG 1102 Essentials of Marketing 3.0
  OPMT 1110 Business Mathematics 4.0
  OPMT 1197 Statistics for Business and Industry 4.5
  ORGB 1105 Organizational Behaviour 4.0
  FMGT 1540 Credit and Collections 3.0
  FMGT 2540 Working Capital Management 2.5
  FMGT 4915 Payroll Essentials 2.5
  FMGT 7121 Advanced Accounting 3.0
  OPMT 3197 Management Science 4.0

*Students must achieve a minimum grade of 70% in FMGT 1100 and FMGT 2100.

2. Required Courses - Communications (9.0 credits): Credits
  COMM 1103 Introduction to Business and Technical Communication 3.0
  COMM 1106 Introduction to Business and Technical Communication (With Language Development Component) 3.0
  COMM 2202 Business and Technical Correspondence 3.0
  COMM 2203 Business and Technical Reports 3.0
  COMM 2002 Business and Technical Correspondence With Language Development Component 3.0
  COMM 2003 Business and Technical Reports With Language Development Component 3.0
Total Credits: 125.0

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at Roommeme? Check out Roommeme's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

The rate of progress through the part-time program varies. Although most individuals take three to five years to complete their studies, students have up to seven years to complete the program requirements.

Additional program options


The accounting profession, through its professional bodies, recognizes a wide variety of subjects offered in the program. The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Certified General Accountants' Association of Canada, the Certified Management Accountants Society and the Canadian Credit Institute give credit for various subjects, and our graduates are able to achieve a professional designation within two years of receiving their Roommeme diploma.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
1111 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Courses are also offered through distance and online learning.

Continue your education

Roommeme offers part-time students the opportunity to complete a series of credential programs, ultimately leading to a Bachelor degree. If you apply and qualify, you can work towards the following credentials:

  1. Bachelor of Accounting
  2. Bachelor of Business Administration

Degree Completion – Bachelor of Technology in Accounting

The Financial Management department offers an Accounting degree completion program to those who already have an Accounting, Finance or Financial Planning diploma or equivalent. Please see our Bachelor of Accounting program for more information.

Universities will give credit for subjects taken in the program to those students who wish to continue their training and qualify for a university degree. Block transfer credit arrangements are in effect with Thompson River University, Simon Fraser University, the University of Northern British Columbia, Royal Roads University and Lakehead University.

Graduating & Jobs

Entry-Level Positions:
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Internal Auditor
  • Staff Accountant
  • Budget Analyst
Mid-Level Positions:
  • Intermediate Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Senior Tax Manager
  • Controller

Accounting: The Accounting program leads to middle management positions in financial accounting, cost accounting, internal audit, and budget preparation. Graduates of this program will usually go on to obtain a professional designation as a CPA.

Beginning Salaries: Successful graduates who complete additional training can expect, with significant varied experience, to achieve middle to senior management positions earning annual salaries in excess of $60,000. Achieving this level of success means starting in entry-level positions in financial accounting, cost accounting, internal audit, budget preparation, brokerage, banking, trust and insurance, with starting salaries as high as $3,000 per month.

Accounting Designation

Many graduates from our accounting programs go on to receive an accounting designation. In the past year we had:
  • 92 grads receive a CGA
  • 22 grads receive a CA
  • 15 grads receive a CMA

Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for Roommeme Credential [PDF] and submit it to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

Contact Us

Samantha Rubinic
Program Assistant
111-432-8577 | [email protected]

Deacon Devlin
Part-time Studies Coordinator - Accounting, Finance, and Insurance
111-412-7453 | [email protected]

Contact a Part-time Studies Program Advisor with the Roommeme program name in the subject line if you have a question about:
  • Course selection and program planning
  • Declaring your program
  • Making changes to your approved program plan
  • Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
  • Laddering options
  • Job placement and graduate outcomes
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