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Accounting Programs and Pathways

Accounting Programs and Pathways

There are several pathways for you to enhance your education and specialization in Accounting. A 2 year or 3 year Accounting Diploma at Centennial College will give you the opportunity to obtain a degree or a designation or both.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Ever dream of an accounting career overseas? Centennial is partnered with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), an international organization offering a globally recognized designation. This partnership provides graduates of our 3 year Advanced Accounting Diploma with several course exemptions toward the academic requirement for the ACCA Designation. For more info visit ACCA.

Breakdown of ACCA Equivalencies

Visit the ACCA website to view an interactive equivalencies chart 

ACCA Qualification Centennial College Equivalent*
F1 Accountant in Business (AB) 

ACCT112 Financial Accounting 1

F2 Management Accounting (MA) ACCT222 Management Accounting 1
F3 Financial Accounting (FA) ACCT221 Financial Accounting 2
ACCA Qualification Centennial College Equivalent
F4 Corporate and Business Law (CL) BUSN331 Business Law
F5 Performance Management (PM) None
F6 Taxation (TX) ACCT226/ ACCT336 Taxation 1 and 2
F7 Financial Reporting (FR) None
F8 Audit and Assurance (AA) None
F9 Financial Management (FM) None
Professional: Essentials (No Equivalencies)
ACCA Qualification
P1 Professional Accountant (PA)
P2 Corporate Reporting (CR)
P3 Business Analysis (BA)
Professional: Options (Any 2) (No Equivalencies)
ACCA Qualification
P4 Advanced Financial Management (AFM)
P5 Advanced Performance Management (APM)
P6 Advanced Taxation (ATX)
P7 Advanced Audit and Assurance (AAA)

 *Note: Graduates of the Strategic Management – Accounting Specialization, Program 2844, are also eligible for these exemptions​.

CPA and Nipissing University: Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Commerce

Upon graduation you will be eligible to enroll in one of Nipissing University’s Business degrees  with advanced standing, meaning you could graduate with a degree in as little as 12 months! This partnership will allow you to complete your studies at Centennial using a blended learning model that incorporates both in-class and online learning. There are two degree options available through this partnership:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) degree: this is a 90-credit degree which is a solid complement to any advanced diploma in business.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree: this is a 120-credit degree which should meet the standard degree requirements for many MBA programs as well as for the new unified CPA accounting accreditation.

For more info visit Nipissing and CPA.