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.

Overview

Program name
Business Administration – Accounting
Code
B107
Location
Experiential learning
Field Education Course (Optional)
Duration
3 years (6 semesters)
Starting month
September, January
Credential
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Method of study
FT

Program Availability

Domestic students
Sept. 2018 Open
Jan. 2019 Open
May 2019 N/A
International students
Sept. 2018 Closed
Jan. 2019 Open
May 2019 N/A

Full 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

Experiential Learning

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

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 2018-2019pdf file

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
ACCT 1001Accounting Fundamentals INONE
BUS 1038Business Concepts INONE
ECON 1031MicroeconomicsNONE
COMM 1007College EnglishNONE
MATH 1021Mathematics of FinanceNONE

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
ACCT 1012Accounting Fundamentals IIACCT 1001
COMP 1010 Business Computer Applications INONE
COMM 1034Professional Communications ICOMM 1007
ECON 1032MacroeconomicsNONE
FIN 1011Fundamentals of Financial PlanningNONE
PSY 1129Organizational BehaviourNONE

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
ACCT 2001Financial Accounting IACCT 1012
ACCT 2011Management Accounting IACCT 1012
ACCT 2012Accounting Application SoftwareACCT 1012
STAT 1010Quantitative Methods IMATH 1021
GHUM 1087Successful Social RelationsNONE

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
ACCT 2036Financial Accounting IIACCT 2001
ACCT 2014Management Accounting IIACCT 2011
ACCT 2013Accounting Information SystemsACCT 1012
ACCT 3008Finance IACCT 1012
STS 1037Career Planning & DevelopmentNONE
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
ACCT 2007Auditing IACCT 2004
ACCT 2028Taxation IACCT 1001
LAW 2003Commercial LawNONE
Select Two Business Electives
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 6

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
BUS 3001Strategic ManagementPSY 1129
MGMT 4009Operations ManagementMATH 1021
ACCT 3003Auditing IIACCT 2007
ACCT 3009Taxation IIACCT 2028
ACCT 3004Finance IIACCT 3008
Select One General Education Elective

Detailed course outlines

General Education Electives

Electives

Below are Business Elective courses for Business Administration Accounting.

semester courses
CodeBusiness ElectivesPre-requisite
COMP 1115Business Computer Applications IICOMP 1010
MARK 1020Principles of Marketing INONE
HRM 1008Fundamentals of Human Resource Management ManagementNONE
CMMK 1127The Business Media in CanadaCOMM 1034
FIN 1003Financial Systems in CanadaNone
FIN 2061Canadian Investments IFIN 1011
FIN 2062Canadian Investments IIFIN 1011
BUS 1058Corporate GovernanceSuccessful Completion of Semester 3
STAT 2011Quantitative Methods IISTAT 1010
BUS 1067Field EducationBy application only - applications are available in SJC 103 & SCJ 313A.
FIN 1040Estate Planning FundamentalsFIN 1011
FIN 2005Income Tax PlanningFIN 1011
FIN 2007Investment PlanningFIN 1011
ECON 1021Environmental EconomicsECON 1031 or ECON 1032 or ECON 1034
FIN 1035Retirement PlanningFIN 1011
CMMK 1156Talking BusinessCOMM 1034
CMMK 1114Business Research & Report WritingCOMM 1034
MARK 2053Negotiation SkillsNONE

 

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.

Educational Pathways B107

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. Pursuing a professional designation is also an option.

 

Educational/Degree Pathway

For further information, see georgebrown.ca/transferguide.

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.

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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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

Domestic Students Admissions

For inquiries about domestic admission requirements, admission deadlines, or the admissions process, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@georgebrown.ca or visit the Admissions web page.

International Student Admissions

For inquiries about international admission requirements, permits and visas, accommodations, or anything specific to international students, please contact the International Centre at International@georgebrown.ca or visit George Brown International.
Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 2115

Please note: Due to the high percentage of online delivery, our B413 and B412 programs are no longer able to accept international applications as of January 2016. Please contact international@georgebrown.ca if you require further information.

Financials/Fees

For inquiries about OSAP, Bursaries, Scholarships and other financial inquiries, please contact the Financial Aid Office at FinAid@georgebrown.ca or visit the Financial Aid web page.

Entry Advising

For advice on the various program options and which program might be best suited for you, make an appointment to see an Entry Advisor. Please review these frequently asked questions or choose to book your appointment using the link provided.

  1. Book online:
    Complete and submit the Client Intake Form
  2. Book by phone:
    Entry Advisor: (416) 415-5000, Ext 2949
    Toll Free: 1-800-265-2002
    TTY: 1-877-515-5559

Centre for Business

For questions regarding programs at the Centre for Business or if you require more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our knowledgeable staff are available to assist you.

For general inquiries, please contact the Centre for Business:
Email: business@georgebrown.ca
Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 2160

Information Sessions

For program specific information and to meet faculty, sign up to attend an information session

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

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