2014/15 Program

Business Administration - Accounting

Our Program

The Business Administration – Accounting three-year advanced diploma covers a number of areas including accounting theory, procedures and best practices. Detailed instruction is provided in auditing, taxation, law, information systems and management. Accelerate your learning in Humber's Accounting Centre, where 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. Go in depth in your study through wide-ranging courses on subjects such as quantities methods, business systems, marketing, business statistics, financial controllership and auditing. Learn the inner workings of the accounting field from expert faculty who will teach you key concepts in buying, selling, financing and investing. 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 the semesters 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.

Your Career

Toronto employs almost three-million people and is one of the top three financial services centres in North America. Humber's Business Administration – Accounting diploma may 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, budget analysis consultant, financial accountant, management accounting, tax auditor, tax preparation and compliance manager – asset management.

Knowledgeable about current business administration accounting practices, including International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and 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.

Work Placement

Students not selected for co-op 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.

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 soft skills and are encouraged to join the school’s Toastmasters Club. Full-time employers are looking for practical work experience, command of Excel and a tax software and employees who are team players and self-starters.

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 further information, visit cga-ontario.org.

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 12U-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. For more information email enquiry@humber.ca.

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.

For detailed information, visit 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 108 Information Systems Concepts
ACCT 111 Introduction to Accounting 1
BMAT 210 Financial Mathematics
COMM 200 College Reading and Writing Skills
HUMA 024 An Introduction to Arts and Sciences

Semester 2

Course Code Course Name
ACCT 202 Computer Applications: Accounting
ACCT 211 Introduction to Accounting 2
ACCT 221 Computerized Accounting: Simply
ACCT 341 Cost Accounting 1
COMM 300 Workplace Writing Skills
GNEDG000 General Education Electives

Semester 3

Course Code Course Name
ACCT 230 Intermediate Accounting 1: Assets A
ACCT 421 Computerized Accounting: Accpac Plus
BECN 100 Microeconomics (Business)
BLAW 100 Business Law
BMGT 300 Human Resources Administration
GNEDG000 General Education Electives

Semester 4

Course Code Course Name
ACCT 231 Intermediate Accounting 1: Assets B
ACCT 441 Cost Accounting 2
ACCT 461 Introduction to Income Tax
BECN 200 Macroeconomics (Business)
BISM 327 Business Systems
BSTA 300 Business Statistics

Semester 5

Course Code Course Name
ACCT 306 Intermediate Accounting 2: Liabilities and Equities A
ACCT 541 Financial Controllership 1
ACCT 551 Auditing 1
ACCT 561 Income Tax 2
BSTA 750 Quantitative Methods for Accounting
MKTG 111 Marketing

Semester 6

Course Code Course Name
ACCT 307 Intermediate Accounting 2: Liabilities and Equities B
ACCT 601 Business Strategies
ACCT 641 Financial Controllership 2
ACCT 651 Auditing 2
BUSN 455 Business Placement