Business Administration - Accounting Program (B107)

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PROGRAM
Business Administration – Accounting
CODE
B107
SCHOOL
School of Accounting and Finance
LOCATION
St. James Campus
DURATION
3 years (6 semesters)
STARTING MONTH
September, January
CREDENTIAL
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
YEAR OF STUDY
2018-2019
METHOD OF STUDY
FT
The Business Administration – Accounting three-year advanced diploma at George Brown College in Toronto provides you with the knowledge and skills required to perform a range of complex accounting functions including financial analysis, planning and control as well as using analytical and evaluation skills to support management functions, and collaborating in the design of an organization's internal control systems. The program includes auditing, corporate taxation, law and strategic management. This learning experience will enable you to build and demonstrate the skills you need to work in the field of accounting.

Full Program Descriptions

Description  

The Business Administration – Accounting three-year advanced diploma provides you with the knowledge and skills required to perform a range of complex accounting functions including financial analysis, planning and control as well as using analytical and evaluation skills to support management functions, and collaborating in the design of an organization's internal control systems. The program includes auditing, corporate taxation, law and strategic management.

This learning experience will enable you to build and demonstrate:

  • Proficiency in spreadsheets, databases and accounting software programs
  • Essential communication skills for advising business owners and managers on business decisions
  • Ability to perform accounting transactions in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
B107 - Photo of students

Part Time Study Options  

George Brown also offers a part-time Accounting certificate program and various evening courses in Accounting and General Education. See the Continuing Education Course Guide at coned.georgebrown.ca

Field Education 

Field Education Course (Optional)

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Every credential at George Brown College delivers detailed program learning outcomes that are discipline specific and aligned with the appropriate credential level. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study.

In addition to the learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their core disciplinary or vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed for College programs through additional mandatory General Education or Liberal Studies courses in the program curriculum. Also, programs are designed to provide essential transferrable skills (referred to sometimes as essential employability skills), which include: communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills, among others.

To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes

Course Outline

Required Courses 

In order to graduate from the B107 program, you need to complete 34 courses: 29 Mandatory courses, 2 Business Electives, and 3 General Education Electives.

Depending on the results of your placement tests, you may be required to take COMM 1003 (English Skills) or CESL 1003 (English Skills-ESL) before progressing to COMM 1007. Similarly, you may be required to take MATH1027 (Business Math with Remediation) before progressing to MATH 1021. COMM1003/CESL 1003 and MATH 1027 do not count towards the 34 courses required for graduation, and you will be charged for these extra courses. Please speak to the Business Office if you need any assistance.

General Education Courses (Semester Four Five and Six): You must complete 4 General Education courses. 1 mandatory (“Successful Social Relations” - GHUM 1087) and 3 chosen from at least 2 of the following categories: Social Sciences (GSSC), Arts and Humanities (GHUM) or Science and Technology (GSCI).

You are required to make up any failed or dropped courses before you are eligible to graduate. You can make up these courses during the day, and some are offered in the evening through Continuing Education. Please check with the Business Office staff to ensure that the continuing education courses are equivalent to what is taught in the full-time program. Please note that some courses may not be offered in every semester. Our staff can assist you in any special timetable requirements you may have.

Printable Curriculum Planner 2017-2018pdf file

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
ACCT 1001 Accounting Fundamentals I NONE
BUS 1038 Business Concepts I NONE
ECON 1031 Microeconomics NONE
COMM 1007 College English NONE
MATH 1021 Mathematics of Finance NONE

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
ACCT 1012 Accounting Fundamentals II ACCT 1001
COMP 1010 Business Computer Applications I NONE
COMM 1034 Professional Communications I COMM 1007
ECON 1032 Macroeconomics NONE
FIN 1011 Fundamentals of Financial Planning NONE
PSY 1129 Organizational Behaviour NONE

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
ACCT 2001 Financial Accounting I ACCT 1012
ACCT 2011 Management Accounting I ACCT 1012
ACCT 2012 Accounting Application Software ACCT 1012
STAT 1010 Quantitative Methods I MATH 1021
GHUM 1087 Successful Social Relations NONE

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
ACCT 2036 Financial Accounting II ACCT 2001
ACCT 2014 Management Accounting II ACCT 2011
ACCT 2013 Accounting Information Systems ACCT 1012
ACCT 3008 Finance I ACCT 1012
STS 1037 Career Planning & Development NONE
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
ACCT 2007 Auditing I ACCT 2004
ACCT 2028 Taxation I ACCT 1001
LAW 2003 Commercial Law NONE
Select Two Business Electives
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 6

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
BUS 3001 Strategic Management PSY 1129
MGMT 4009 Operations Management MATH 1021
ACCT 3003 Auditing II ACCT 2007
ACCT 3009 Taxation II ACCT 2028
ACCT 3004 Finance II ACCT 3008
Select One General Education Elective

Detailed course outlines

General Education Electives

Electives 

Below are Business Elective courses for Business Administration Accounting.

semester courses
Code Business Electives Pre-requisite
COMP 1115 Business Computer Applications II COMP 1010
MARK 1020 Principles of Marketing I NONE
HRM 1008 Fundamentals of Human Resource Management Management NONE
CMMK 1127 The Business Media in Canada COMM 1034
FIN 1003 Financial Systems in Canada None
FIN 2061 Canadian Investments I FIN 1011
FIN 2062 Canadian Investments II FIN 1011
BUS 1058 Corporate Governance Successful Completion of Semester 3
STAT 2011 Quantitative Methods II STAT 1010
BUS 1067 Field Education By application only - applications are available in SJC 103 & SCJ 313A.
FIN 1040 Estate Planning Fundamentals FIN 1011
FIN 2005 Income Tax Planning FIN 1011
FIN 2007 Investment Planning FIN 1011
ECON 1021 Environmental Economics ECON 1031 or ECON 1032 or ECON 1034
FIN 1035 Retirement Planning FIN 1011
CMMK 1156 Talking Business COMM 1034
CMMK 1114 Business Research & Report Writing COMM 1034
MARK 2053 Negotiation Skills NONE

 

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Educational / Degree Pathway 

For further information, see georgebrown.ca/transferguide.

Your Career 

The combination of skills that you will obtain through this program can lead to a wide range of excellent career opportunities in many sectors. These include financial accounting, financial analysis and management accounting. Accounting skills are widely sought-after for many different positions across a wide range of industries. Graduates of the program have found employment as:

  • Accounting Analyst
  • Accounts Payable or Receivables Clerk
  • Junior Accountant
  • Financial Analyst

Future Study Options 

Graduates of the Business Administration – Accounting advanced diploma may be eligible for advanced standing in the Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Services) program. George Brown College has agreements with several universities in Canada, the United States and abroad that will give you credit for your college diploma. For information on additional future study options, see georgebrown.ca/transferguide.

Designations

Graduates of this program may wish to pursue other designations or credentials such as an Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF). For information on the ACAF, please contact the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, or visit cpaontario.ca.

Graduates of this program may also wish to pursue membership in the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). For more information on the ACCA, please contact accaglobal.com/ca.

Note: The requirements for each designation/certification are set by the granting body, not George Brown College. In order to qualify for any of these designations/certifications, you need to follow the process listed on its website and meet all the requirements applicable to you.

There are many pathways into the Business Administration Accounting Advanced Diploma B107 program, including high school, work and other college or university programs. After graduating from the program, students can go on to work, or they can further their education through another university or college program, through a graduate certificate or entering the Bachelor of Commerce Financial Services Program.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition 

$3,928.00 *

Additional Cost 

*Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2017. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2018 and at later dates.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older)

Mature Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English and Math, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English and Math.

Please note that George Brown is committed to ensuring that applicants will succeed in their program of choice and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants may be required to have grades higher than the minimum requirements stated.

Course Exemptions

Some college and university credits may qualify you for exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

English Language Proficiency

Proficiency in English communications is necessary for success in this program.

Applicants may be required to complete English testing to demonstrate proficiency.

Please visit georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more details

International (Visa) Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

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Student Success

Success Stories  

Melly Guan

“George Brown opened the door to the real world for me. Without it, I would not have gained the experience I now have. Studying in the city provides exposure to new cultural, experience, business, technology, and people. It allowed me to learn things outside of books. George Brown has smaller classes. In a big class of 100 students, you don’t get same interaction—at George Brown, you can raise your hand and talk to a teacher." Read more about Melly's Story

 

Melly Guan (Graduate 2013, Business Administration - Accounting)

Contact Us

Contact Us  

Business Administration: Accounting (B107/B157)

For inquiries related to this program (for example, course-specific information) please contact the Co-ordinator:

Rand Rowlands, Program Coordinator

Email: rrowlands@georgebrown.ca

 

Brent Cook, Interim Chair, School of Accounting and Finance

Email: bcook9@georgebrown.ca

Visit Our Campus  

On-campus information sessions are held on a regular basis. Come and have your questions answered. Learn about the program content and career options. Meet your friendly professors and staff. Experience what it is like to be in a George Brown College classroom. Sign up for an upcoming session.

George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.

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