2014/15 Program

Business - Accounting

Our Program

Business – Accounting at Humber provides you with a well-rounded accounting education that features training in accounting procedures and theory, taxation, law, information systems and management. Training in our state-of-the-art Accounting Centre, you’ll learn about best practices in accounting and become adept at using industry-standard software such as Profile (personal tax), Access, Excel, Simply Accounting and Accpac Plus.

Learn accounting from industry-connected faculty who are committed to providing you with practical, hands-on accounting training to help you get ahead. The program’s versatile range of courses goes beyond the basics to help you develop broad-based business skills, including human resource administration, business writing, macroeconomics and personal taxation. Students can at any time transfer to the three-year diploma program but should only consider doing this if they have grades above 70 per cent in year one.

Two-year diploma students are not eligible to apply for the optional co-op program.

Students have the option to do four consecutive semesters if they want to graduate sooner.

Your Career

Combine your leading-edge accounting diploma with the wealth of career opportunities in Toronto – one of the three financial services centres in North America – and it’s clear the numbers are in your favour when you pursue Business – Accounting at Humber.

Pursue career opportunities in accounts payable, accounts receivable, cost accounting, general ledger accountant, general accounting, credit and collections, inventory control, payroll accountant, budget analysis consultant, financial accountant, management accounting, tax auditor, tax preparation and compliance manager – asset management.

Your solid understanding of current accounting practices and ability to use the latest accounting software will strike a chord with employers and allow you to excel at helping organizations manage and promote their financial well-being.

Work Placement

Put your accounting knowledge and skills into practice during the 84-hour business placement component of this program. The student and the school share responsibility for finding the work placement.

Your Future Study Options

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. 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.

Students who plan to immediately obtain a degree and a professional designation such as Certified General Accountant (CGA) should choose the three-year Accounting program 02111. Those who have the same long-term goals but intend to find a job may want to choose the two-year diploma program and continue later as financing further study becomes more viable.

As well, qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. For detailed information, visit our website humber.ca/transferguide.

Admission Requirements
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status
  • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U). If English is not your first language, refer to the English Language Proficiency Policy
  • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U)
  • Two Grade 11 or Grade 12C, U or M courses in addition to those listed above
  • Applicants who do not possess the required courses may complete admission testing to determine equivalencies. Invitation and booking of admission testing is done using the email address provided on the online application

Note: For more information, refer to Selection Procedures.

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


The 2014/2015 fee for two semesters is
• domestic $3,644.56
• international $13,900.
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 more information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.


Semester 1

Course Code Course Name
ACCT 100 Information Systems Concepts
ACCT 111 Introduction to Accounting 1
BMTH 110 Financial Mathematics
WRIT 100 College Reading and Writing Skills
GNED 101 An Introduction to Arts and Sciences

Semester 2

Course Code Course Name
ACCT 150 Computer Applications: Accounting
ACCT 151 Introduction to Accounting 2
ACCT 152 Computerized Accounting: Simply
ACCT 153 Cost Accounting 1
WRIT 200 Workplace Writing Skills
GNEDG000 General Education Electives

Semester 3

Course Code Course Name
ACCT 200 Intermediate Accounting 1: Assets A
ACCT 215 Computerized Accounting: Accpac Plus
BECN 150 Microeconomics (Business)
BLAW 150 Business Law
BMGT 220 Human Resources Administration
GNEDG000 General Education Electives

Semester 4

Course Code Course Name
ACCT 250 Intermediate Accounting 1: Assets B
ACCT 252 Cost Accounting 2
ACCT 203 Introduction to Income Tax
BECN 200 Macroeconomics (Business)
BISM 201 Business Systems
BUSN 251 Business Placement