Strategic Management – Accounting

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Program Code: 2844

School: The Business School

Credential: Graduate Certificate

Program Type: Graduate Certificate program

Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter, Summer

Location: Progress Campus


Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2280

The Centennial College Strategic Management – Accounting program is for students who want to gain a perspective on the organizational techniques required for the effective execution of strategic decisions and the critical role that managerial leadership plays in the viability and growth of a business.

Through just two semesters of Strategic Management - Accounting courses, you also continue to learn and deepen your understanding in the areas of financial accounting, management accounting, taxation and auditing.

By taking this School of Business program, you get to:

  • Enjoy comprehensive coverage of all the key areas of management.
  • Extensively use case studies and simulations to enhance your knowledge.
  • Be exposed to a strong focus on leading-edge managerial practices (including leadership practices) of the best companies in the world.
  • Receive hands-on training in the latest technology applications in the area of management information systems, including ERP systems.
Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
ACCT-701 Accounting for Managerial Decision Making Progress Campus
ACCT-725 Accounting Theory and Policy Progress Campus
ACCT-726 Introduction to Canadian Income Tax Progress Campus
ACCT-742 Advanced Auditing Progress Campus
ACCT-757 Advanced Accounting Information Systems Progress Campus
BUSN-731 Corporate and Business Law Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
ACCT-702 Financial Management Progress Campus
ACCT-722 Advanced Managerial Accounting Progress Campus
ACCT-746 Advanced Taxation Progress Campus
ACCT-755 Advanced Financial Accounting Progress Campus
MGMT-702 Crafting and Executing Strategy Progress Campus
MGMT-703 Ethics and Stakeholder Management Progress Campus

Semester Note

Option 1
MKGT-716 Marketing or ACCT-701 Accounting for Managerial Decision Making
Option 2
MGMT-704 Management and Leadership or ACCT-702 Financial Management

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

Program Highlights

  • You develop your skills with a Strategic Management – Accounting curriculum that includes comprehensive coverage of all the key areas of management and focuses on cutting-edge managerial and leadership practices of the best companies in the world.
  • Learning in small class environments allows for training that incorporates one-on-one time with instructors and peers.
  • The School of Business program sees you connect with and learn from a team of professors with strong academic backgrounds, deep subject matter expertise and extensive business and management experience.

Articulation Agreements

Start in our post-graduate certificate program, end with a degree! Successful graduates of this Strategic Management - Accounting program have the opportunity to apply their credits towards further study at the graduate 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.

University Degree Maximum Credits Awarded
Davenport University Masters of Business Administration - Accounting concentration 4

Career Outlook

  • Accounting supervisor
  • Accounting manager
  • Assistant controller
  • Controller
  • Business analyst

Academic Requirements

  • University degree or college advanced (three-year) diploma in an accounting discipline
  • We will consider applicants who have a two-year college diploma or a partial university degree (75% complete) in accounting, and who have a minimum of two years work experience relevant to this program
  • Proof of English proficiency

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 2017.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $5,024.50 $1,489.00 $6,513.50
International $13,283.00 $2,772.00 $16,055.00