Business Administration - Accounting (2015/16 Program)

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Program Length: 

Six semesters, beginning in September, January and May

Contact Information: 

Robert Cinapri, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4442

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 equivalent)
– 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.


The 2015/2016 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $3,740.82
– 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 2015/2016 academic year. Fees are subject to change. Refer to our detailed fee information.

Our Program

Humber’s Business Administration – Accounting three-year advanced diploma covers a number of areas including accounting theory, procedures and best practices. Detailed instruction is provided in bookkeeping, auditing, taxation, law, information systems and management. You'll gain hands-on experience in industry-standard software such as CaseWare, Idea, Profile (personal and corporate tax), Access, Excel, Simply Accounting and Accpac Plus in our Accounting Centre. Learn the inner workings of the accounting field from expert faculty who will teach you key concepts in accounting and taxation related to buying, selling, financing and investing transactions.

Practical in-class activities and assignments are complemented by an innovative co-op option available in the second year to students showing a strong academic performance. Our program offers you the opportunity to complete Level Three courses approved by the Certified General Accountants (CGA) of Ontario.

Current CGA membership criteria require Humber graduates to enrol in additional CGA-specific courses to qualify. Completion of this program with a 70 per cent in each of the related CGA Levels One to Three courses gives you admission into the postgraduate certificate, and on completion of this you will have your Level Four for CGA. Make sure to review the CGA requirements and standards carefully to gain a complete understanding of current requirements.

Students with postsecondary credentials from outside of Canada need to have their transcripts sent directly to CGA Ontario and they should apply to CGA Ontario in person and arrange to have the transcript evaluated on a course-by-course basis and also have their degree be evaluated. CGA requires a degree in order to become a CGA graduate. A 70 per cent average or higher is required for admission into the co-op of the three-year program plus you would have completed semester one and two of the program with no failures. Students in co-op do three work terms each of four months duration and work terms are paid by the employer.

Note: CGA of Ontario is currently in discussions with the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Ontario regarding potential unification. All prospective and active students are strongly encouraged to contact CGA of Ontario directly and on a regular basis, to ensure that they are aware of the impact of any changes to the CGA designation in Ontario. Visit

Your Career

Toronto is the second largest financial service centre in North America. It is one of the top three financial services centres in North America. Your Business Administration – Accounting diploma can help you enter this exciting market. Your practical and intensive training will make you an in-demand candidate for a career in accounts payable, accounts receivable, cost accounting, general ledger accountant, general accounting, credit and collections, inventory control, payroll accountant, internal/external auditor, financial planning and analysis, financial accountant, management accounting, tax auditor, tax preparation and compliance manager.

Through this diploma, you will gain a deep knowledge about current business administration and accounting practices, including International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and you will be up to date on relevant accounting software. You'll be prepared to make a difference in the financial well-being of organizations in both the private and public sector.

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition

Our program is recognized by Certified General Accountants (CGA), the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping, the Canadian Payroll Association, and the Canadian Institute of Financial Planners (CIFP).

Note: Students must obtain 70 per cent or more in CGA-approved courses in order to receive CGA credit. For information, visit

Co-op Option

There are a limited number of spaces for students to mix a co-op work experience with their academic learning in alternating semesters. Students are encouraged to improve their interpersonal and other soft skills through joining organizations such as the school’s Toastmasters Club. Full-time employers are looking for practical work experience, command of Excel and tax software, and employees who are team players and self-starters.

Work Placement

Students not selected for co-op placements will complete an 84-hour placement where they can put their accounting knowledge and skills into practice. 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 70 per cent or more may be considered for admission to Humber’s four-year Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting degree program 22211 and may then complete the degree with the equivalent of five 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 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 with an average grade of 70 per cent. Admission will be based on availability in the program.

Students with international credentials should have them evaluated by CGA Ontario in order to gain exemptions.

Qualified graduates may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions, or complete the designation to be a Certified General Accountant (CGA) after obtaining their degree. Students can obtain Level four of five of CGA by completing the postgraduate certificate program, which consists of 10 courses.

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List of Courses
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
Select 1 of the following courses
GNED General Elective
Semester 3
Course Code Course Name
ACCT 200 Intermediate Accounting 1: Assets A
ACCT 252 Cost Accounting 2
BECN 150 Microeconomics (Business)
BLAW 150 Business Law
BMGT 205 Human Resources Administration
Select 1 of the following courses
GNED General Elective