Faculty: Faculty of Business
Degree(s): Bachelor of Business Administration
Campus: Saint John

Accounting is more than just numbers. It’s actually an entire information system that the world depends on. 

In UNB’s Accounting program, you’ll learn about the information system that every business, every organization, and every economic entity in our world depends on to answer key economic questions: Are we succeeding or failing? Are we using resources effectively? What changes should we make and how should we make them? What does our future look like? 

Accounting is available as a major in the Bachelor of Business Administration program.

Students who have completed a community college program in business may apply for the Bachelor of Applied Management in Accounting.

Why Accounting at UNB?

Graduates who complete the necessary pre-requisites can enter directly into the CPA Professional Education Program to pursue the Chartered Professional Accountant designation. 

Classes are interactive with award winning instructors and provide opportunities for you to debate, question, and work closely with your instructors and peers. 

Hands-on learning:

  • Co-operative Education (Co-op) program
  • Coursework involving case studies and group projects

Skills you will acquire:

  • Financial reporting 
  • Management accounting 
  • Auditing and quality assurance
  • Demonstrating professional and ethical behaviour 
  • Problem solving and decision making 
  • Communication (written and oral) 

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, select "Business" in our admission requirements tool.

Sample Courses

  • BA 1216: Accounting for Managers I
  • BA 3235: Intermediate Accounting I
  • BA 4231: Advanced Financial Accounting II
  • BA 4238: Auditing


  • Accounting analyst
  • Bookkeeper
  • Business analyst
  • Business planner
  • Chartered Professional Accountant
  • Cost accountant
  • Financial accountant
  • Financial estimator
  • Forensic accountant
  • Auditor
  • Staff accountant