Business - Accounting

Business - Accounting (2016-2017)

How to Apply

Program Code



Program Length

Humber North Campus
Four semesters, beginning in September, January and May

Humber Lakeshore Campus
Four semesters, beginning in September and January


Business - Accounting

Contact Information

Humber North Campus
Carol Smith, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5824

Humber Lakeshore Campus
Ionela Bacain, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3661


The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $3,837.78
– international $14,200.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees do not include textbooks and are subject to change.


  • Start DatesAvailability
    2016 JanuaryClosed
    2016 SeptemberOpen
  • Start DatesAvailability
    2016 JanuaryClosed
    2016 MayClosed
    2016 SeptemberOpen
    2017 JanuaryOpen
    2017 MayOpen

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 (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
– Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U) or Grade 11 U or M Mathematics (MCR3U or MCF3M)
– Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above
• 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 Business – Accounting diploma program 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.

You’ll learn accounting from industry-connected faculty who are committed to providing you with practical, hands-on accounting training to help you get ahead. Our 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. At any time, you can transfer to the three-year Business Administration – Accounting diploma program.

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

You have the option to study for four consecutive semesters if you wish to accelerate your path to graduation.

List of Courses

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Your Career

Through this program, you will develop practical and thorough knowledge of accounting practices, related technology applications, business analytics and soft skills required to help find employment after graduation. With your accounting diploma from Humber, you can pursue career opportunities in accounts payable, accounts receivable, cost accounting, general ledger accounting, general accounting, credit and collections, inventory control, payroll accounting, budget analysis consulting, financial accounting, management accounting and tax preparation.

Your solid understanding of current accounting practices and ability to use the latest accounting software will make you marketable in a competitive marketplace and allow you to excel at helping organizations manage and strengthen their financial well-being.

Work Placement

You’ll 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

Humber College
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.

University of Guelph-Humber
Graduates with a cumulative GPA of B+ (75 per cent) or better will be considered for admission and may receive up to five transfer credits (five credits are equal to one academic year) toward University of Guelph-Humber’s Bachelor of Business Administration program. All applicants are strongly encouraged to complete a Mature and Transfer Student Profile. Required courses include English 4U and one 4U mathematics credit, or equivalent courses at the college level (i.e. COMM 200/mathematics and statistics).

Note: Graduates applying may enter into a May semester before continuing their studies (course selection is limited).

Other Postsecondary Institutions
Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. For more information, visit Transfer Options.

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition

Chartered Professional Accountant Designation
Both the two-year and three-year diploma programs offer a pathway for students interested in pursuing an Ontario Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. When used as transfer credits towards a qualifying university degree, the two-year and three-year diplomas support the completion of the PREP level of the CPA academic requirements.

Note: Given the current state of unification of the accounting profession in Ontario under the CPA designation, we urge you to stay informed by visiting the CGA website at


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