2014/15 Program

Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting

Our Program

Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting 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 Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting 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.

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 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.

Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting program meets the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO) course requirements. Successful degree completion also qualifies you to write the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) of Ontario entrance examination. The Certified General Accountants (CGA) of Ontario requires graduates to enrol in additional CGA-specific courses as part of their membership requirements. All professional accounting associations are independent of Humber, all have additional requirements for membership beyond holding a degree, and all may change their requirements at any time. Applicants and students are advised to review each of the accounting associations’ requirements and standards carefully in order to ensure a full and complete understanding of them.

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 humber.ca/faculty.

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 multi-nationals to small proprietorships and partnerships.

Admission Requirements
  • 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
  • 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 12U 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.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Applicants who do not meet the above admission requirements 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 12U-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 and Transfer Student Admissions Regulations for admission criteria.


The 2014/2015 fee for two semesters is

  •  domestic $6,838.80
  •  international $14,400.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2014/2015 academic year.

Fees are subject to change. For further information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.

Additional Costs

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

Alternative Course of Study

Humber also offers the Business – Accounting diploma program 02211 and the Business Administration – Accounting advanced diploma program 02111.

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.


Semester 1

Course Code Course Name
ACT. 103 Introductory Financial Accounting
ECN. 102 Microeconomics
LASBG000 Degree Breadth Electives
LAW. 104 Business Law
MKT. 101 Marketing

Semester 2

Course Code Course Name
BUS. 152 Business Information Systems
BUS. 154 Business Communications
ECN. 153 Macroeconomics
MGT. 151 Organizational Behaviour
STAT 102 Statistics for Business

Semester 3

Course Code Course Name
ACT. 275 Introductory Financial Accounting 2
LASBG000 Degree Breadth Electives
LASBG000 Degree Breadth Electives
MGT. 201 Human Resources Management
STAT 233 Quantitative Methods for Business

Semester 4

Course Code Course Name
ACT. 302 Intermediate Financial Accounting 1
BUS. 252 e-Commerce
FIN. 251 Financial Management
LASBG000 Degree Breadth Electives
MGT. 253 Operations Management

Semester 5

Course Code Course Name
ACT. 301 Introductory Management Accounting
ACT. 303 Computerized Accounting
ACT. 304 Taxation 1: Personal
ACT. 353 Intermediate Financial Accounting 2
LASBG000 Degree Breadth Electives

Semester 6

Course Code Course Name
ACT. 352 Taxation 2: Corporate
ACT. 354 Intermediate Management Accounting
ACT. 402 Auditing 1
EMP. 005 Business Career Development
FIN. 351 Financial Management 2
LASBG000 Degree Breadth Electives

Semester 7

Course Code Course Name
ACT. 399 Paid Work Term
ACT. 401 Advanced Management Accounting
ACT. 403 Advanced Financial Accounting
ACT. 404 Emerging Issues in Accounting
ACT. 405 Professional Ethics
ACT. 454 Advanced Auditing

Semester 8

Course Code Course Name
ACT. 452 Accounting Theory
ACT. 453 Internal Controls
ACT. 455 EDP Auditing and Control
LASBG000 Degree Breadth Electives
MGT. 451 Strategic Management

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.