Ontario College Advanced Diploma | 6 semesters | Barrydowne Campus

In Cambrian’s advanced diploma program, you’ll benefit from hands-on training in the latest industry software, a placement opportunity,  and multiple pathways to degree programs.

The Business Administration – Accounting program blends traditional lectures with interactive student discussions, formal presentations, individual work, and practical case studies that model the real business world. The program balances an intense focus on accounting with a broad education in other areas of business by combining courses in financial accounting, managerial skills, finance, cost accounting systems, auditing, computerized accounting, and personal and corporate income taxation. A placement in semester six provides additional hands-on experience and opportunities for networking.

Program Highlights

  • 3 years – 6 semesters

  • Field placement in semester 6

  • Hands-on training in the latest accounting software including Sage 50, Profile, and Caseware

  • Agreements with universities allows successful graduates to fast-track through a related degree program

Fieldwork/Placement

All Business Administration – Accounting students participate in an unpaid, practical experience in the sixth semester. The placement is arranged by the coordinator of field placement, and students are formally evaluated by their employers. This exposure to the working world enables students to put into practice their recently obtained skills and knowledge.

4D Learning Opportunities              

Tax clinic – Each year, students provide tax preparation services free of charge to Cambrian students.

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How to Apply

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Admission Requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C) or (U)

  • Any grade 11 mathematics (C), (U), or (M)

Recommended

  • Computer competency in relevant software
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Program Delivery

2022-2023

This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Winter Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2023
  2. SEMESTER 2 Spring 2023
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2023
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2024
  5. SEMESTER 5 Fall 2024
  6. SEMESTER 6 Winter 2025

2023-2024

This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2023
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2024
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2024
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2025
  5. SEMESTER 5 Fall 2025
  6. SEMESTER 6 Winter 2026

Winter Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2024
  2. SEMESTER 2 Spring 2024
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2024
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2025
  5. SEMESTER 5 Fall 2025
  6. SEMESTER 6 Winter 2026

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule posted on our website.

Program of Study for 2023-24 Academic Year 

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
ACC 1045 Introduction to Accounting 3
BUS 1125 Business Professionalism 3
BUS 1146 Introduction to Business Management 3
BUS 1211 Business Mathematics 3
ECN 1101 Microeconomics 3
ENG 1002 College Communications 3
ISP 3026 Spreadsheets for Business 3
 Credits21
Semester 2
ACC 1050 Financial Accounting 3
BUS 1111 Business Research Methods 3
BUS 1153 CSR and Ethics 3
BUS 1212 Financial Mathematics 3
ECN 1202 Macroeconomics 3
MKT 1204 Foundations of Marketing 3
One General Education course. 1 3
 Credits21
Semester 3
ACC 1028 Intermediate Accounting I 4
ACC 2321 Introduction to Management Accounting 4
ACC 1060 Accounting Applications 3
BUS 1233 Statistics 3
IND 1011 Indigenous Business and Economics 3
One General Education course. 1 3
 Credits20
Semester 4
ACC 3502 Introduction to Audit 4
ACC 1027 Personal Taxation 4
ACC 1029 Intermediate Accounting II 4
BUS 2320 Business Law 3
FIN 1016 Introduction to Finance 3
One General Education course. 1 3
 Credits21
Semester 5
ACC 1114 Corporate Taxation 4
ACC 1130 Intermediate Accounting III 4
FIN 1017 Corporate Finance 4
ACC 1128 Intermediate Management Accounting 4
QMM 1003 Business Analytics 4
 Credits20
Semester 6
ACC 1030 Business Leadership 3
ACC 3610 Field Placement 7
ACC 1035 Strategy and Governance 4
BUS 1037 Project Management 3
 Credits17
 Total Credits120
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For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.

Fees

Tuition and Ancillary Fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Books & Supplies

The cost of books and supplies for Year 1 is approximately $1,000. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Graduate Options

Employment Opportunities

Graduates can pursue a wide range of excellent career opportunities with financial institutions (banking and finance), public accounting firms, large private and public companies, government agencies, tax preparation and financial planning firms, and retail sector organizations. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities as:

  • General accountants

  • Accounting technicians/staff accountants/cost accountants

  • Internal auditors

  • Small business operators

  • Treasurers/financial analysts

College/University Degree Opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at college/university and may receive credit for their prior College education.

Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.