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Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting

Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting (2016-2017)

Program Code




September 2016: Open
January 2016: Open

Program Length

Eight semesters, beginning in September and January


Contact Information

Ionela Bacain, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3661


The 2015/2016 fee for two semesters was
– domestic $7,250.88
– international $14,800.
Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2015/2016 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

For information regarding fees for work terms, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
– Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) minimum 65 per cent
– Grade 12 Mathematics (MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent) minimum 60 per cent (Students who do not possess Grade 12U Mathematics or who have achieved a grade below 60 per cent may be considered for admission.  Students will be required to complete a math equivalency course during their first semester at Humber. Additional course fees will apply.)
– Four Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above
– Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 per cent
• Mature student status
• College or university transfer status

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Our Program

Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting degree program will help you develop skills in the applied aspects of the profession. Introductory courses provide a fundamental understanding of a variety of business disciplines along with their functions and relationships. Upper-year courses provide a more in-depth study of accounting. Elective courses available in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences will enrich and extend your academic experience. 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, and statistics and quantitative analysis.

You will have the opportunity to train in Humber’s state-of-the-art Accounting Centre, where you’ll learn about best practices in accounting and use standard industry software such as Simply Accounting.

List of Courses

Semester 1

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Your Career

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 this comprehensive 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 create one unified accounting designation called the CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant). Each of the three former governing bodies has 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 their designation by the new standards.

All students beginning their path toward an accounting designation are required to follow the requirements set out by CPA Ontario.

Our Faculty

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 Faculty Credentials.

Work Placement

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 multinationals 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: Digital Business Management, 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.

End Notes

Humber was first granted Ministerial Consent to offer this program on June 6, 2008 for a seven-year term. All degrees offered by Ontario colleges are reviewed by a provincial quality assurance agency on a cyclical basis which results in consent renewals. An application for renewal of the consent has been submitted and the current consent remains in effect until a decision on the renewal application is made. 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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