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Business Accounting

Program Details

  • Program Code:2801
  • School:The Business School
  • Credential:Diploma
  • Program Type:Post-secondary program
  • Program Length:2 years/ 4 semesters

Program Overview

Program Overview

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Centennial College's Business – Accounting program was created for students seeking excellent accounting-related training in a short time frame.

In this two-year Business School program, you will learn the basics of accounting through a rigorous curriculum that focuses on expanding employable skills. While this business program includes the quality features of all Centennial College accounting programs, it concentrates on building proficiency in financial and managerial accounting and on fostering in-depth knowledge of accounting software. Communication and analytical skills are also emphasized, as they are essential for career success.

Graduates of this diploma program are able to look forward to rewarding employment opportunities in a wide range of business sectors.

Program Highlights

  • In the Business – Accounting program, you will build the strong skills foundation necessary for pursuing a profession in accounting upon graduation.
  • Professors in The Business School have strong academic backgrounds, deep subject matter expertise and extensive business and management experience.
  • Small class environments maximize the learning experience, offering a leading-edge information technology infrastructure.
  • Many Business - Accounting 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 easy with training in industry-standard accounting software, including QuickBooks and Sage ACCPAC ERP.

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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Articulation Agreements

Start with a diploma, end with a degree! Successful graduates of this Business - 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. Students should note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement to qualify for transferring credits.

University Degree
Algoma University Honours Bachelor of Arts, multiple majors
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
Athabasca University Bachelor of Commerce, with major
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Management, with major (4-year)
Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations
Bachelor of Management (4-year)
Bachelor of Management (3-year)
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
Kookmin University Bachelor Degree
New Brunswick, University of Bachelor of Applied Management
University of Ontario Institute of Technology Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), bridge
Royal Roads University Bachelor of Commerce - Entrepreneurial Management
Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business

Educational Partners

Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance

Centennial College works in partnership with CPA to offer a pathway to the Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF). The ACAF credential gives students 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.

Career Outlook

  • Junior (entry-level) accountant
  • Accounting clerk
  • Accounting assistant
  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Accounts receivable clerk
  • Accounts payable officer
  • Accounts receivable officer
  • Credit and collections officer
  • Fixed asset management officer
  • Auditor
  • Accountant
  • Financial consultant
  • Financial officer

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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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.

How to Apply

How to Apply

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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.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,935.50 $1,111.00 $4,046.50
International $13,283.00 $2,394.00 $15,677.00

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