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 cga-ontario.org.