Business Administration – Accounting (3 Semesters)

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Program Code: 2435

School: School of Business

Credential: Advanced Diploma

Program Type: Fast-track program

Program Length: 3 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter, Summer

Location: Progress Campus


Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2280

This unique fast-track Business Administration - Accounting program is designed specifically for applicants, both foreign and domestic, with existing academic credentials. You should consider this program if you want maximum recognition for studies you have already completed and a rewarding career in accounting.

Successful applicants gain direct admission into the fourth semester of Centennial College's three-year (six-semester) Business Administration - Accounting program, if they have already completed a post-secondary education. By receiving a block transfer credit for three semesters of the program these students bypass introductory courses, leaving only three semesters of study before graduation.

This fast-track program not only provides you with the full value for previous studies but it also eliminates the administrative activities related to individual transfer credits.

Through a very concentrated Accounting program curriculum, you acquire a sound knowledge of:

  • Managerial and financial accounting
  • Taxation
  • Accounting systems
  • Accounting software

Please note: Courses that were taken as part of the post-secondary credential used to gain admission to this fast-track program may not be used to obtain further transfer credits.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
ACCT-112 Financial Accounting 1 Progress Campus
ACCT-224 Corporate Finance 1 Progress Campus
BUSN-331 Business Law Progress Campus
COMM-170/171 College Communication 2 Progress Campus
COMP-126 Applied Business Software 2 Progress Campus

Semester Note

Students who are not eligible to take COMM170/171 will take COMM160/161 in the first semester followed by COMM170/171 in the second semester. (COMM170/171 replaces BUSN333).
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
ACCT-221 Financial Accounting 2 Progress Campus
ACCT-222 Management Accounting 1 Progress Campus
ACCT-228 Accounting Microcomputer Applications 1 Progress Campus
BUSN-225 Intro to Research Methods and Data Analysis 1 Progress Campus
BUSN-333 Business Culture and Collaborative Practices Progress Campus
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
ACCT-226 Taxation 1 Progress Campus
ACCT-256 Intermediate Financial Accounting 1 Progress Campus
ACCT-257 Accounting Information Systems 1 Progress Campus
ACCT-322 Management Accounting 2 Progress Campus
ACCT-334 Corporate Finance 2 Progress Campus

Semester Note

For students interested in pursuing a Professional Accounting designation, we recommend they take Program 2405 or 2415 instead of the Fast Track program. Program 2405 or 2415 provide students with maximum Transfer Credit opportunities.

Minimum Program GPA of 2.0 (C Grade average) required to graduate.

Program Highlights

  • As a student of this fast-track Accounting program, you build the strong foundational skills necessary for a career in accounting.
  • You have the opportunity to further enhance your education and specialization in accounting.
  • A team of Business Administration - Accounting professors with strong academic backgrounds, deep subject matter expertise, and extensive business and management experience teaches the courses.
  • You optimize your learning experience with small class environments that offer a leading edge information technology infrastructure.
  • Many classes are taught in a lab environment that is fully outfitted with an integrated network of computer systems.
  • The transition into the workplace is made easier with training in industry-standard accounting software, including QuickBooks and Sage ACCPAC ERP.

Educational Partners

Qualified graduates of this Accounting program may be eligible to participate in an articulated program with select universities, institutes and professional associations. These partnerships allow you to apply academic credit towards further study.

Career Outlook

  • Service accountant
  • Accountant in the public sector
  • Bookkeeper
  • Merchandising accountant
  • Private and/or non-profit accountant

Academic Requirements

Three-year college diploma or university degree in any discipline

Additional Requirements

  • Centennial College English Skills Assessment is required by all applicants prior to admission to this Accounting program.
  • Math skills assessment may be required (if your previous diploma or degree does not include mathematics courses).

1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to For more information go to Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,767.00 $950.00 $3,717.00
International $12,400.00 $2,145.00 $14,545.00