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Business Administration – Accounting (Fast-Track)

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Program Details

  • Program Code:2435
  • School:The Business School
  • Credential:Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Program Type:Fast-track program
  • Program Length:3 semesters

Program Overview

Program Overview

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

You'll gain direct admission into the fourth semester of Centennial College's three-year (six-semester) Business Administration - Accounting program, if you've already completed a post-secondary education. By receiving a block transfer credit for three semesters of the program, you'll bypass introductory courses, leaving only three semesters of study before graduation. This fast-track program will not only provide you with the full value for previous studies, but it will also eliminate the administrative activities related to individual transfer credits.

Through a very concentrated accounting program curriculum, you'll acquire a sound knowledge of:

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

Note: Courses you took 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.


Career Options and Education Pathways

Career Options and Education Pathways

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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 lab environments that are 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 300 ERP.

Career Outlook

  • Service accountant
  • Financial Accountant
  • Merchandising accountant
  • Accountant in the public
  • private and non-profit sectors

Education Pathways

Start in a diploma program, end with a degree! Successful graduates of this Business Administration - Accounting (3 semesters), program have the opportunity to apply their credits towards further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions that are available for this program.

Please note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.

Partner Institution


Athabasca University

Bachelor of Management, 4 year

Davenport University (USA) Bachelor of Business Administration - Honours Professional Accountancy
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting Fraud Investigation
Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
Royal Roads University Bachelor of Commerce - Entrepreneurial Management
Bachelor of Business Administration - Innovation and Sustainability

Please visit our website at for more information on articulation agreements.

For pathways to other Ontario post-secondary institutions, please visit ONCAT.

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.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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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).
  • English language proficiency

How to Apply

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

Domestic Students

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.

International Students

 Apply directly to Centennial College here.

2. Submit Documents

Domestic Students

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

International Students

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.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2021.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $2,721.00 $1,183.24 $3,904.24
International $15,385.50 $1,692.24 $17,077.74

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