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Business Administration - Accounting (Co-op)

Business Administration - Accounting (Co-op) Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op

What is Business Administration - Accounting (Co-op)?

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 advanced management and financial management techniques to support accounting activities, including the maintenance of accounting records and the preparation and presentation of financial statements, individuals' and Canadian controlled private corporations' tax returns.

In addition to the skills acquired in the two-year program, the graduate of the Business Administration - Accounting program is able to perform a number of more complex functions, including financial analysis, planning and control; using analytical and evaluation skills to support management functions; and collaborating in the design of an organization's internal control system.

Why study Business Administration — Accounting at Georgian College?  

  • Our students give rave reviews about their faculty who excel at finding interesting and meaningful ways to explain even the most complex accounting principles in a way that makes sense
  • Georgian is a recognized leader in student work experience – you’ll get the hands-on experience you need to give you an advantage in the career marketplace
  • Earn while you learn

What our students say

Student Anna Lisa Wienecke“I really like the Georgian College Accounting program. It provides me with great insight into financial statements and business concepts, gives me helpful skills and knowledge, combines theory and experience, and has opened new doors for my professional career.” – Student Anna Lisa Wienecke

 

 

 

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
BAAC
Length:
3 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
6 Semesters, plus 3 work terms
Credential:
Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Winter - Barrie

Contact:
Lianne Smith-Stow
Email:
Lianne.Smith-Stow@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 5435

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 advanced management and financial management techniques to support accounting activities, including the maintenance of accounting records and the preparation and presentation of financial statements, individuals' and Canadian controlled private corporations' tax returns.

In addition to the skills acquired in the two-year program, the graduate of the Business Administration - Accounting program is able to perform a number of more complex functions, including financial analysis, planning and control; using analytical and evaluation skills to support management functions; and collaborating in the design of an organization's internal control system.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • record financial transactions in compliance with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAPP) for sole proprietorships, partnerships, private enterprises, publicly accountable enterprises, and non-profit organizations


  • prepare and present financial statements, reports, and other documents in compliance with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for sole proprietorships, partnerships, and private enterprises


  • contribute to strategic decision making by applying advanced management accounting concepts


  • prepare individuals' and Canadian-controlled private corporations' income tax returns and individuals’ basic tax planning in compliance with relevant legislation and regulations


  • analyze and evaluate organizational structures and the interdependence of functional areas and contribute to the development of strategies which positively impact financial performance


  • analyze and evaluate, within a Canadian context, the impact of economic variables, legislation, ethics, technological advances, and the environment on organizations' operations


  • analyze and evaluate an organization's internal control system taking risk management into account


  • contribute to strategic decision making by applying advanced financial management concepts


  • coordinate the planning, implementation, management, and evaluation of team projects by applying project management principles


  • employ environmentally sustainable practices within the profession.

Co-operative Education is a mandatory component of all Co-op programs at Georgian College; it has been designed as a process by which students integrate their academic education with work experience related to their programs of study. This integration affects much more than simply earning a salary, including the adjustment to the work environment and the development of professionalism. It also reinforces skills and theory learned during academic semesters, develops professional contacts, job knowledge and career path, improves human relations and communication skills, and promotes personal maturity and financial independence.

Students are requested to register, attend and participate in their scheduled co-operative education classes. These classes are scheduled for all first year students and are expected to be completed in order for students to proceed successfully to their first co-op work experiences. To ensure students are eligible to proceed onto any co-op work experience, students should refer to Promotional Status and Eligibility for Co-op as outlined in the College Calendar. Co-op policies and procedures can be located on our website: www.georgiancollege.ca/student-services/co-op-and-career-services/students-tab/

Georgian College follows the Co-operative Education guidelines set out by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) and Education at Work Ontario (EWO) by supporting the learning outcomes designed for the program specific graduate profile and curriculum as set out by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Work Term 1 | Sem 3 | Work Term 2 | Sem 4

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Fall | Winter | Summer | Fall | Winter | Summer

2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018 | 2018

Work Term 3 | Sem 5 | Sem 6

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Fall | Winter | Summer

2018 | 2019 | 2019

Winter Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Work Term 1 | Sem 4 | Work Term 2 | Sem 5

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Winter | Summer | Fall | Winter | Summer | Fall | Winter

2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018 | 2018 | 2018 | 2019

Sem 6 | Work Term 3

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Summer | Fall

2019 | 2019

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)

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.

26 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

3 Optional Courses

5 General Education Courses

3 Co-op Work Terms

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

ACCT1000 Financial Accounting Principles 1
ACCT1001 Financial Accounting Principles 2
ACCT1002 Computerized Accounting
ACCT2000 Cost Accounting 2
ACCT2001 Intermediate Accounting 1
ACCT2002 Intermediate Accounting 2
ACCT2003 Cost Accounting 1
ACCT3002 Advanced Computerized Accounting
ACCT3003 Intermediate Accounting 3
ACCT3004 Accounting Information Systems
ACCT3007 External Auditing
BUSI1001 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
COMP1003 Microcomputer Applications
ECON1000 Microeconomics
ECON2000 Macroeconomics
ENTR2009 Entrepreneurship and Small Business
FNCE2001 Managerial Finance
FNCE2002 Taxation
FNCE2010 Financial Management
FNCE3002 Corporate Tax
HURM1000 Human Resources Management Foundations
LAWS2000 Business Law
MATH1002 Mathematics of Finance
MGMT2012 Introduction to Project Management
MKTG1000 Introduction to Marketing
STAT2000 Statistics 1
Communications Courses

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

To be selected from College list
General Education Courses

To be selected from College list
Co-op Work Terms

COOP1008 Business Work Term 1
COOP2025 Business Accounting Work Term 2
COOP3000 Business Work Term 3
Noel holds his $500 gift card up

Local musician wins $500 in school supplies

Local musician Noel Ward recently won $500 toward supplies and books at Georgian College. The performer starts Georgian’s Business Administration – Accounting program in January. He entered to win the prize at Georgian’s recent Open House. Read more...

Samantha Ferno

Samantha Ferno

Accounts Payable Associate, Joe Johnson Equipment Inc.

Program:

Business - Accounting

Year:

2014


Georgian College gave me the skills and knowledge through my program in order to obtain this position as a co-op. I was able to demonstrate the information from my studies in a real setting. They were impressed with my ability to learn new computer software, processes and procedures at an excelled rate while offering insight on enhancing operations and I was offered a permanent position. Read more...

Noel holds his $500 gift card up

Local musician wins $500 in school supplies

Local musician Noel Ward recently won $500 toward supplies and books at Georgian College. The performer starts Georgian’s Business Administration – Accounting program in January. He entered to win the prize at Georgian’s recent Open House. Read more...

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Georgian Me to We club makes positive impact in Kenya

Members of the Georgian Me to We club have returned from an experiential learning trip to Kenya. Me to We is a social justice group that contributes to the local and international community to better people's lives through education, health care, clean water and sanitation, etc. This year’s international development trip focused on educational learning and building a school for children in Kenya. Read more...

A young girl stands in the Wolf Steel Ltd. showroom.

Co-op position leads to full-time employment for Hayley Schaaf

During my academic years at Georgian, I learned several skills and gained lots of knowledge, however my co-op experience is what helped secure my current job and aid my personal development. Throughout my co-ops, I had a wide range of learning experiences within different industries. Both were at large firms. I completed my last two work terms at Wolf Steel Ltd, which was a fantastic and valuable experience. My co-workers there were very supportive. Read more...

Tax Clinic 2 Apr 14

Accounting students help fellow students at tax clinic

For the past four years, Georgian College has partnered with the Canada Revenue Agency under its Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) to offer the Georgian Tax Clinic. The clinic is staffed entirely by Accounting students who volunteer their time and expertise to offer free, professional income tax preparation and efile service to students at the Barrie Campus. Read more...

Samantha Ferno

Samantha Ferno

Accounts Payable Associate, Joe Johnson Equipment Inc.

Program:

Business - Accounting

Year:

2014


Georgian College gave me the skills and knowledge through my program in order to obtain this position as a co-op. I was able to demonstrate the information from my studies in a real setting. They were impressed with my ability to learn new computer software, processes and procedures at an excelled rate while offering insight on enhancing operations and I was offered a permanent position. Read more...

Blair Gill

Blair Gill

Intermediate Technician Audit & Assurance, BDO Canada

Program:

Business Administration - Accounting

Year:

2011


Georgian’s Accounting program gave me the skills I required to confidently enter the professional accounting field. As I was attending Georgian, they continued to develop the program to meet the educational needs of potential future employers. The professors at Georgian made the material interesting to learn which helped keep me engaged in my studies. Read more...

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Winter Lee Houben

Financial Analyst, North Simcoe Muskoka Community Care Access Centre

Program:

Business Administration - Accounting

Year:

2009


Georgian College’s Accounting program helped me to achieve my career goals by offering many CGA transferable credits which is allowing me to finish my professional designation faster. Read more...

Marcia Gabrielson

Marcia Gabrielson

General Accounting Clerk, North Simcoe Muskoka Community Care Access Center

Program:

Business Administration - Accounting

Year:

2011


Georgian’s Accounting program helped provide valuable experience through the co-op semesters. The program is organized to transfer well into the CGA program which significantly reduced the number of courses required to graduate. Read more...

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Lianne Smith-Stow
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 5435

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