Business Administration - Accounting

Business Administration - Accounting (2016-2017)

How to Apply

Program Code



Program Length

Six semesters, beginning in September, January and May



Contact Information

Robert Cinapri, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4442


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 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 Administration – Accounting advanced diploma program 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.

List of Courses

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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 accounting, general accounting, credit and collections, inventory control, payroll accounting, internal/external auditing, financial planning and analysis, financial accounting, management accounting, tax auditing, tax preparation and compliance managing.

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 ac counting software. You’ll be prepared to make a difference in the financial well-being of organizations in both the private and public sector.

Work Placement

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. If accepted, the optional co-op program includes an opportunity for students to gain valuable experience through three paid semesters. Co-op work opportunities are not guaranteed, as students are in a competitive job placement market.Students are also 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.

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.

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: Transfer Options.

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition

Chartered Professional Accountant Designation
Both the two-year and three-year diplomas 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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