Business and Management

Business - Accounting

General information

Program code
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Winter 2017 Barrie
Fall 2017 Barrie

Program description

This program introduces students to the various functional aspects of business in general, and accounting in particular. Graduates are able to apply computer, communication, and mathematical skills and employ management accounting techniques to support accounting activities, including the maintenance of accounting records and the preparation of financial statements and individual tax returns.

Why study Business - Accounting at Georgian?

Our instructors excel at finding interesting and meaningful ways to explain even the most complex accounting principles.

Our grads get hired in small businesses, financial institutions, government offices, non-profit organizations, manufacturing firms and more!

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • any Grade 11* or 12 Mathematics (C, M, or U) *Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level Mathematics (MBF3C or MCF3M)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U); plus any Grade 11* or 12 College level mathematics (MBC3C, MAP4C or MCT4C) or 11* or 12 University level mathematics (MCF3M, MCR3U, MCV4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MHF4U or MDM4U). (*Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level mathematics MCB3C, MCF3M or MCR3U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics courses taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Business Foundations*
  • Equivalent courses in English and mathematics taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications and business, apprentice or technical mathematics*
  • Mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses and most mathematics credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


View the Bus - Accounting (non Co-op) articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

ACCT1000 Financial Accounting Principles 1
MKTG1000 Introduction to Marketing
MATH1002 Mathematics of Finance
BUSI1001 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
ACCT1001 Financial Accounting Principles 2
ACCT1002 Computerized Accounting
ECON1000 Microeconomics
COMP1003 Microcomputer Applications
ACCT2001 Intermediate Accounting 1
ACCT2003 Cost Accounting 1
LAWS2000 Business Law
ECON2000 Macroeconomics
STAT2000 Statistics 1
ACCT2002 Intermediate Accounting 2
ACCT2000 Cost Accounting 2
FNCE2002 Taxation
ACCT3004 Acctg Information Systems
FNCE2010 Financial Management
HURM1000 Human Res. Mgmt. Foundations

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

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