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Ontario College Advanced Diploma | 6 semesters | Barrydowne

In Cambrian’s advanced program, you’ll benefit from hands-on training in the latest industry software, a placement opportunity, multiple pathways to degree programs, and credits that can be used towards a professional designation.

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.

This program has been designed to prepare students who want direct entry into the workforce and/or obtain advanced standing into professional accounting programs such as the Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) or the Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) designation. In order to obtain advanced standing in the credits for the ACAF certificate or the CAFM designation, students must achieve a 60% average or more in certain courses and an overall average of 65% in the program.

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

  • Receive credits towards the Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) and/or Certified Aboriginal Financial Management (CAFM) designation

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

  • This is a Northern College’s Collaborative Delivery 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

2020-2021

This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2020
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2021
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2021
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2022
  5. SEMESTER 5 Fall 2022
  6. SEMESTER 6 Winter 2023

Winter Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2021
  2. SEMESTER 2 Spring 2021
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2021
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2022
  5. SEMESTER 5 Fall 2022
  6. SEMESTER 6 Winter 2023

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

Program of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
ACC 1045 Introduction to Accounting 3
BUS 1211 Business Mathematics 3
ENG 1002 College Communications 3
ISP 3026 Spreadsheets for Business 3
BUS 1146 Introduction to Business Management 3
ECN 1101 Microeconomics 3
BUS 1125 Business Professionalism 3
 Credits21
Semester 2
ACC 1050 Financial Accounting 3
BUS 1212 Financial Mathematics 3
MKT 1204 Foundations of Marketing 3
ECN 1202 Macroeconomics 3
BUS 1153 CSR and Ethics 3
BUS 1111 Business Research Methods 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 2040 Organizational Behavior 3
BUS 1233 Statistics 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

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 $1,500. 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.

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