Business Administration - Accounting | St. Clair College
Program Code: B007
Status: Open
Three Year - Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Starts: September, January
Contact:
Kristina DiPaolo
519-972-2727 ext. 4428

Program Overview

The Business Administration - Accounting three-year program provides a well-rounded curriculum of accounting theory and practical applications leading to a wide range of career possibilities. Students are given rigorous training in various accounting disciplines including cost management, financial accounting, taxation, financial management, auditing and information systems. Graduates of this program are proficient in various accounting, income tax, and spreadsheet software packages. Students also gain broad based business, communication and work place skills that employers are looking for.

Program Highlights

  • Knowledgeable professors with solid industry experience giving students first-hand insight into the field.
  • Up-to-date computer labs using the latest accounting software.
  • Work placements for qualifying students allowing for hands-on real-world application of the skills and principles learned in the classroom, along with networking opportunities with possible future employers.
  • Transfer agreements and opportunities with several Canadian and American universities.
  • Opportunity for qualifying graduates to complete a Bachelor of Commerce (B. Comm.) from Nipissing University on the St. Clair College campus.
  • Courses may be accepted as prerequisites and/or technical course exemptions towards the Advanced Certificate in Accounting & Finance (ACAF).

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Business Administration - Accounting program are prepared for a wide range of career opportunities in accounting or financial management. Entry-level positions include financial analyst, budget analyst, tax preparer, junior accountant, bookkeeper, or management trainee.

Degree Completions

Admission Requirements

OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

Courses

The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
ACC110
Accounting Concepts I
3
BUS108
Introduction To Canadian Business
3
ECN110
Macro Economics
3
MTH146
Mathematics Of Personal Finance
4
MGN105
Introduction To Human Resources
3
COM103
Business Communications I
3
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
ACC210
Accounting Concepts II
3
ECN210
Microeconomics
3
MRK202
Introduction To Canadian Marketing
3
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
MTH237
Statistical Concepts
3
COM203
Business Communications 2
3
BUS207
Basic Spreadsheeting
2
Semester 3
Code Title Credits
ACC316
Advanced Spreadsheeting
3
ACC320
Cost Accounting
3
ACC326
Account Software Applications
3
ACC328
Intermediate Accounting I
4
ACC335
Canadian Income Tax I
3
MGN310
Organizational Behaviour
3
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
Semester 4
Code Title Credits
ACC420
Management Accounting I
3
ACC426
Accounting Software Applications II
3
ACC428
Intermediate Accounting II
4
ACC435C
Canadian Income Tax II
3
ACC444
Financial Management I
3
BUS606
Management Information Systems
3
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
Semester 5
Code Title Credits
ACC515
Intermediate Accounting III
4
ACC520
Management Accounting II
3
ACC544
Financial Management II
3
ACC622
Auditing
3
MTH710
Quan. Meth. For Decision Mak
3
Choose one of:
ACC540
Work Placement
6
ACC638
Accounting Research
3
Semester 6
Code Title Credits
ACC615
Intermediate Accounting IV
4
ACC627
Accounting Projects
4
BUS300
Business Law
3
MGN300
Business Ethics
2
ACC619
Business Strategy
3
Choose one of:
ACC540
Work Placement
6
ACC638
Accounting Research
3

Your Investment

The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2019-2020 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

Program Physical Demands Analysis

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Business Administration - Accounting (Ontario College Diploma) (MTCU Code 60100)

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

  1. Record financial transactions in compliance with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for sole proprietorships, partnerships, private enterprises, publicly accountable enterprises and non-profit organizations.
  2. Prepare and present financial statements, reports and other documents in compliance with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for sole proprietorships, partnerships and private enterprises.
  3. Contribute to strategic decision-making by applying advanced management accounting concepts.
  4. Prepare individuals' and Canadian-controlled private corporations’ income tax returns and individuals’ basic tax planning in compliance with relevant legislation and regulations.
  5. Analyze and evaluate organizational structures and the interdependence of functional areas, and contribute to the development of strategies which positively impact financial performance.
  6. Analyze and evaluate, within a Canadian context, the impact of economic variables, legislation, ethics, technological advances and the environment on an organization’s operations.
  7. Analyze and evaluate an organization's internal control system, taking risk management into account.
  8. Contribute to strategic decision-making by applying advanced financial management concepts.
  9. Co-ordinate the planning, implementation, management and evaluation of team projects by applying project management principles.

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