Business Administration – Accounting

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Program Code: 2405

School: School of Business

Credential: Advanced Diploma

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 3 years/ 6 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter, Summer

Location: Progress Campus

Email: business@centennialcollege.ca

Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2280

In Centennial College's Business Administration – Accounting program, you learn that accounting is about more than crunching numbers. It's about setting up a business for success.

This School of Business offering combines rigorous training with quality courses to help you develop the strong fundamental skills needed for a career in accounting.

Through your Accounting courses, you will become adept in:

  • Financial accounting
  • Management accounting
  • The use of suite software and advanced accounting software and systems design

Taxes, auditing and corporate finance will round out the professional options available in the third year of the program.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
ACCT-112 Financial Accounting 1 Progress Campus
COMM-160/161 College Communication 1 Progress Campus
COMP-106 Applied Business Software 1 Progress Campus
FINA-110 Canadian Investment Funds Progress Campus
MATH-119 Mathematics of Finance 1-E Progress Campus
MKTG-116 Marketing Progress Campus

Semester Note

Students with an English assessment score of 170/171 will take COMM170/171 in the first semester

Students with a MATH assessment score of less than 36/45 will be required to take MATH128 or MATH118 based on MATH assessment test. Additional fees may apply.
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
ACCT-150 Small Business Software Progress Campus
ACCT-221 Financial Accounting 2 Progress Campus
ACCT-257 Accounting Information Systems 1 Progress Campus
COMM-170/171 College Communication 2 Progress Campus
COMP-126 Applied Business Software 2 Progress Campus
ECON-205 Principles of Microeconomics Progress Campus
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
ACCT-226 Taxation 1 Progress Campus
ACCT-228 Accounting Microcomputer Applications 1 Progress Campus
ACCT-256 Intermediate Financial Accounting 1 Progress Campus
BUSN-225 Intro to Research Methods and Data Analysis 1 Progress Campus
BUSN-333 Business Culture and Collaborative Practices Progress Campus
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus
Semester 4
Course Code Course Title Location
ACCT-222 Management Accounting 1 Progress Campus
ACCT-224 Corporate Finance 1 Progress Campus
ACCT-356 Intermediate Financial Accounting 2 Progress Campus
ECON-206 Principles of Macroeconomics Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
HRMT-300 Organizational Behaviour Progress Campus
Semester 5
Course Code Course Title Location
ACCT-331 Auditing 1 Progress Campus
ACCT-334 Corporate Finance 2 Progress Campus
ACCT-357 Accounting Information Systems 2 Progress Campus
BUSN-331 Business Law Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
HRMT-301 Human Resources Management Progress Campus
Semester 6
Course Code Course Title Location
ACCT-322 Management Accounting 2 Progress Campus
ACCT-332 Auditing 2 Progress Campus
ACCT-336 Taxation 2 Progress Campus
BUSN-313 Careers Progress Campus
BUSN-325 Research Methods and Data Analysis 2 Progress Campus
BUSN-350 Business Ethics Progress Campus

Semester Note

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

Program Highlights

  • Business Administration - Accounting program graduates receive several course exemptions towards the academic requirement for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) designation.
  • Program graduates are exempt from several of the advanced certification courses in account and finance through Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA).
  • You will have the opportunity to further enhance your education and specialization in a specific area of accounting.
  • A team of professors with strong academic backgrounds, deep subject matter expertise and extensive business and management experience teach the courses.
  • Small class environments that offer a leading edge information technology infrastructure maximize your learning experience.
  • Many classes are taught in lab environments that are fully equipped with an integrated network of computer systems.
  • Your transition into the workplace will be made easier by training in industry-standard accounting software, including QuickBooks and ACCPAC for Windows.

Global Citizenship and Equity Portfolio

You will develop a portfolio documenting your engagement with the College's signature global citizenship and equity competencies. For more information on Global Citizenship and Equity, the GC&E Portfolio, opportunities for international travel and available supports, please visit www.centennialcollege.ca/citizenshipandequity.

Articulation Agreements

Start with a diploma, end with a degree! Successful graduates of this Business Administration - Accounting program will have the opportunity to apply their credits towards further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering universities that are available for this program. Please note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, details for which are searchable here.

University Degree
Algoma University Honours Bachelor of Arts, multiple majors
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
Athabasca University Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Commerce, with major
Bachelor of Human Resources & Labour Relations
Bachelor of Management (4-year)
Bachelor of Management (3-year)
Bachelor of Management, with major (4-year)
Athlone Institute of Technology Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting
Conestoga College Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting, Audit and Information Technology
Davenport University Bachelor of Business Administration - Finance
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting Fraud Investigation
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting Information Systems
Bachelor of Business Administration - Professional Accountancy
Masters of Business Administration - Professional Accountancy
Dundalk Institute of Technology Bachelor (Honours) of Arts in Accounting (3-year)
University of Guelph Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Finance
Institute of Technology Carlow Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting
IT Sligo Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting
Kookmin University Bachelor Degree
Laurentian University General Bachelor of Arts Degree, multiple majors
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), multiple majors
Lakehead University Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
Letterkenney Institute of Technology Bachelor of Business (Honours) Accounting
Bachelor of Business (Honours), subject to validation
New Brunswick, University of Bachelor of Applied Management
Nipissing University Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Business Administration
Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), 3-year direct entry
Royal Roads University Bachelor of Commerce - Entrepreneurial Management
Business Degree
Ryerson University Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management
Bachelor of Commerce Business Technology Management
Waterford Institute of Technology Bachelor of Business
Bachelor (Honours) of Arts in Accounting
Bachelor of Business (Honours) Accounting stream

 

Educational Partners

Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance

Centennial College has partnered with CPA to offer a pathway to the Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF). The ACAF credential will give you a competitive advantage after graduation and the opportunity to accelerate to a rewarding career in accounting and finance. Any student enrolled in one of Centennial's certificate or diploma Accounting programs may qualify to enroll in the ACAF.

Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA)

Ever dream of an accounting career overseas? Centennial is the only Ontario college partnered with the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACCA), an international organization offering a globally recognized designation. This partnership provides graduates of our three-year advanced diploma Accounting program with several course exemptions toward the academic requirement for the ACCA Designation. No other Ontario college offers such a significant number of exemptions, giving you a head start on your accounting career in Canada or abroad!

Nipissing University: Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Commerce

Upon graduation, you will be eligible to enroll in Nipissing University's Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with advanced standing, meaning you could graduate with a degree in as little as 16 months! This partnership allows you to complete your studies at Centennial using a blended learning model that incorporates both in-class and online learning. With the advanced diploma and degree you will qualify to complete the remainder of the CPA designation requirements.

Please note: The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body — not by Centennial College. In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognitions, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.

Career Outlook

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

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
  • Mathematics Grade 11 or 12 C, M or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Math Skills Assessment for Admission

Additional Requirements

  • Students will be placed in the appropriate English level based on skills assessment results. This may lead to additional courses and require extra time and fees.

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 Ontariocolleges.ca. 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 Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca 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 Ontariocolleges.ca.

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 Ontariocolleges.ca.

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 Ontariocolleges.ca 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 my.centennialcollege.ca.

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