Toronto is one of North America’s top three financial markets and a leader in professional services in the areas of assurance, audit and tax. As a graduate of Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting program you will be able to combine your superior accounting training with a wealth of job opportunities.
With Humber’s comprehensive accounting degree, you can pursue a career in public accounting firms, government, not-for-profit organizations, major corporations, small businesses and financial institutions as an accountant, budget analyst, taxation specialist, auditor or treasurer. Maybe you’re an entrepreneur at heart. The training you receive at Humber will give you the skills and confidence to set up your own accounting practice or company. It can also prepare you to pursue graduate studies in accounting or related fields. It’s a foundation that allows you to do exactly what you want.
It is important to note that there have been major changes in the governing bodies that are accredited to give accounting designations in Ontario. Accounting designations formally referred to as CMA (Certified Management Accountant), CGA (Certified General Accountant), and CA (Chartered Accountant), are now in the process of amalgamation to have one unified accounting designation called the CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant). Each of the three former governing bodies have developed their own transition programs for CPA certification – students already on the path of any accounting designation are encouraged to contact CPA Ontario directly to plan the completion of your designation by the new standards.
All students beginning their path toward an accounting designation are required to go by the requirements set out by CPA Ontario. Please refer to the following link for more information regarding the CPA Path Decision Tree.
You’ll learn from professors who have real-world accounting experience and are active in the industry. Whether you’re analyzing a case study, hearing from a guest speaker or participating in a field visit, our professors are committed to providing you with practical, hands-on accounting training to help you achieve the career you want.
For information regarding faculty credentials for this program, visit humber.ca/faculty.
You will participate in one mandatory paid work term of 14 weeks of professional experience. A wide variety of opportunities in public accounting firms, government offices, not-for-profit organizations, major corporations, small businesses, and financial institutions are available. You can choose to 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 multi-nationals to small proprietorships and partnerships.
Alternative Course of Study
Upon completion of the first year of a Humber Bachelor of Commerce degree program, students may transfer to one of the following areas instead of Accounting: e-Business Marketing, Fashion Management, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Human Resources Management, International Business, Management Studies, Marketing or Supply Chain Management.
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting degree program should consider applying to Humber’s Business – Accounting diploma program. Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 75 per cent or more will be considered for admission to Humber’s four-year Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting degree program 22211. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of six semesters of full-time study plus a paid work term. Successful applicants must also possess ENG4U or Humber’s COMM 200/WRIT 100 or COMM 300/WRIT 200, or equivalent, with a grade of 70 per cent; plus any Grade 12 U-level Mathematics or Humber’s BMAT 210/BMTH 110 and BSTA 300/BSTA 200, or equivalent, with an average of 70 per cent.
Mature students (applicants 21 years of age or over) and/or transfer students (applicants with postsecondary education) should refer to the Mature Student Status and the College or University Transfer for admission criteria.
Humber has been granted a consent by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a seven-year term starting August 30, 2010. In conformity with the Minister’s criteria and requirements, Humber will submit an application for the renewal of the consent for this program 12 months prior to the expiration of the consent. 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.
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