The three-year Business Management – Accounting Advanced Diploma prepares students to launch into a career in business or government by learning the skills of general financial accounting.

After two years of study, exit with a diploma in Business Administration – Accounting.

After one year of study, exit with a Certificate in Business Administration.

Both our two and three-year programs include a six-week work term, allowing students to gain experience in complex analysis and producing comprehensive reports in the workplace.




  1. Prepare and analyze financial statements for internal and external decision making.
  2. Use current technology to analyze results and generate appropriate reports.
  3. Develop financial budgetary plans based on varying business objectives, changing business environments, and underlying business assumptions.
  4. Demonstrate accounting skills needed to secure employment in an entry level accounting position.
  5. Integrate business concepts for effective business planning and strategic management.
  6. Demonstrate application of the Conference Board of Canada employability skills.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may obtain employment in a variety of businesses, organizations and government departments. The following is a brief list of the positions that graduates may occupy after successful completion of the program:

  • Accountant
  • Comptroller
  • Auditor
  • Business analyst
  • Taxation officer
  • Financial officer
  • Administrative manager
  • Payroll officer

Program Transferability

The Business Management – Accounting program allows exit points after completion of Certificate, Administration Diploma or Management Diploma levels.

  1. Business Administration Certificate
    Students may complete an initial concentration of business courses and a two-week work exposure, leading to a Certificate in Business Administration.
  2. Business Administration Diploma
    Students may continue beyond the Business Administration Certificate level program by selecting an area of specialization from one of the following options: Accounting, Human Resource Management or Marketing. Upon successful completion of this area of concentration, along with a six-week work exposure, students may graduate with a Diploma in Business Administration.
  3. Business Management Diploma
    Students may continue even further in their area of specialization by completing additional courses beyond the Administration Diploma level. Successful completion of these courses will allow students to graduate with a Diploma in Business Management.


The Business Administration – Accounting and Business Management – Accounting Diploma programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Further Studies

A current list of post-secondary institutions offering admission and transfer credit to CNA-Q graduates who meet the entrance requirements is available from the Registrar’s Office or the Career Counselling and Resource Centre.

Request for more information

We are excited you are interested in joining CNA-Q's School of Business Studies! You can request for more information or contact below for general inquires:

School of Business Studies

+974 4495 2624

Entrance requirements

  1. High school graduation certificate with the following:
    AverageMinimum 60%
    English Language (Grade 12 level)Minimum 60%
    Academic Mathematics (Grade 12 level)
    Minimum 60%
    Three additional courses at the Grade 12 level
  2. Obtaining the required score on the Academic English Placement (AEP) and Academic Math Placement (AMP). Students who present a valid IELTS Academic Test Report Form received within two years with an overall band 5.0 with no individual skill band below 4.5 are exempt from taking the AEP. For score requirements on other internationally-recognized tests such as TOEFL, contact the Registrar’s Office.

Language proficiency Requirements

  1. An overall score of 65 or greater on the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Registrar’s Office.
  2. Present a valid Academic IELTS exam with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 4.5.
  3. Successful completion of FL1090, a language development course.

​Note: Applicants who do not meet the entrance requirements and are 19 years of age or older, may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Clause.