The School of Business maintains a working relationship with all of British Columbiaís professional accounting bodies, i.e., The Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC, The Certified General Accountants Association of BC, and The Society of Management Accountants of BC. Courses which meet all or the majority of the requirements for admission to their programs are available in the School of Business.
Chartered Accountant Co-operative Education Program
This program allows students to enter the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC program of study via the co-operative education route. Students concentrate on Accounting courses within the B.B.A. or B.A. programs in their first two years. Then they enter the work portion of their studies, articling with a chartered accounting firm. Study and work terms follow until the degree is completed. At the end of five years, all professional courses necessary to complete the CA program should have been taken, with the work terms counting towards the work experience required for CA candidates.
The financial planning program (B.B.A. with a Financial Planning Specialization) is accredited by the Financial Planners Standards Council of Canada so that graduates can fast track their Certified Financial Planner (CFP) education. Graduates meet the first stage of requirements towards the CFP designation (a stage which normally takes two or more years) and are able to take their CFP comprehensive exam immediately following graduation.
During summer sessions, faculty from the School of Business offer Business courses in different countries. Students can complete several of their regular classes while touring for-profit and not-for-profit companies, hearing presentations from senior executives in world headquarters, and attending lectures in Asian, European, and African universities.
The School of Business has agreements with universities in Europe and Asia so TWU Business students can take one term at these universities. These programs provide an opportunity for students to experience a different culture and to learn business from a global perspective. Although the programs are taught in English, students are given opportunities to learn the language of the country.
Laurentian Leadership Centre
Students from the School of Business can take a term at the Laurentian Leadership Centre in Ottawa and achieve credit for a full term of courses that includes two Business classes. A major component of the program is an internship in a local business or political office that aligns with the studentís field of study and interest.
Study Abroad Programs
TWU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, which sponsors a number of programs that offer students the opportunity to study abroad for a semester. These include the Russian Studies, Latin American Studies, China Studies, Middle East Studies, and American Studies programs.
Centre For Entrepreneurial Leaders
The focus of the centre is to equip entrepreneurial leaders for global impact. The centre focuses on: research in entrepreneurism, publishing an annual collection of interviews entitled Entrepreneurial Leaders: Reflections on Faith at Work; hosting an annual visiting professor of international stature to focus on the intersection of faith and entrepreneurship for the business and academic communities; and hosting an annual entrepreneur forum. The activities of the centre contribute to the curriculum and activities delivered to students in both the undergraduate and graduate programs of the School of Business.back to top
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