Humber Lakeshore Campus
Eight semesters, beginning in September, plus one paid work term
Graduates of the Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting degree program could expect to find employment in public accounting firms, government offices, not-for-profit organizations, major corporations, small businesses, and financial institutions in positions such as accountant, budget analyst, taxation specialist, auditor, treasurer or as a self-employed professional. They could also pursue graduate studies in the same or related fields.
Employers around the world are continuing to feel the effects of a talent shortage for accounting and finance professionals according to the Global Financial Employment Monitor published by Robert Half. The Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting degree program prepares students to enter this demanding profession.
The program examines the theoretical considerations underlying accounting and develops skills in the applied aspects of the profession. Introductory courses provide a fundamental understanding of a variety of business disciplines giving students a sound understanding of business functions and their relationships. This is followed by more in-depth study of accounting. Breadth courses will enrich and extend students’ understanding of the professional field and include courses in the arts and humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. The program emphasizes critical thinking, analytical skills, communications and leadership. Areas of study include: marketing, law, economics, operations management, ethics, human resources management, organizational behaviour, financial accounting, management accounting, financial management, taxation, audit, strategic management, statistics and quantitative analysis, as well as a strong general education breadth component.
Note: For information regarding faculty credentials for this program, visit humber.ca/faculty.
Students will participate in one mandatory paid work term of 14 weeks of professional experience. Students will select from a wide variety of opportunities in public accounting firms, government offices, not-for-profit organizations, major corporations, small businesses, and financial institutions. Students can work for employers in accounting practices, in industry (insurance, banks, manufacturing or service industries), non-profit organizations or for all levels of government. These employers can range from large multinationals to small proprietorships.
• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
• Grade 12U English (ENG4U) with a minimum grade of 65 per cent. If English is not your first language, refer to the English Language Proficiency Policy in this publication
• Any Grade 12U Mathematics. Students who do not possess Grade 12U Mathematics or who have achieved a mark below 60 per cent may be considered for admission. Students will be required to complete a math equivalency course during the first semester at Humber
• Four Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above with a minimum 65 per cent overall average
Note: For further information, refer to the Selection Procedures section in this publication.
Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.
Mature students (applicants 21 years of age or over) and/or transfer students (applicants with postsecondary education) should refer to the Mature and Transfer Student Admissions Regulations in this publication for admission criteria.
The 2011/2012 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $6,443.70
– international $12,200.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2011/2012 academic year.
Fees are subject to change.
For further information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance in this publication.
For information regarding fees for work terms, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance in this publication.
Humber also offers the Business – Accounting diploma program 02211 and the Business Administration – Accounting advanced diploma program 02111.
|ACT. 301||Introductory Management Accounting||3|
|ACT. 303||Computerized Accounting||3|
|ACT. 304||Taxation 1: Personal||3|
|ACT. 353||Intermediate Financial Accounting 2||3|
|EMP. 005||Business Career Development*|
|LASE 000||Liberal Arts Breadth Elective||3|
|ACT. 352||Taxation 2: Corporate||3|
|ACT. 354||Intermediate Management Accounting||3|
|ACT. 402||Auditing 1||3|
|FIN. 351||Financial Management 2||3|
|LASE 000||Liberal Arts Breadth Elective||3|
|ACT. 401||Advanced Management Accounting||3|
|ACT. 403||Advanced Financial Accounting||3|
|ACT. 404||Emerging Issues in Accounting/Cases||3|
|ACT. 405||Professional Ethics||3|
|ACT. 454||Advanced Auditing||3|
*Note: A one-hour non-credit course, Business Career Development, is delivered in Semester 5 to support students in obtaining a paid work term.
Humber has been granted a consent by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this applied degree for a seven-year term starting August 30, 2010. Humber shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.