Business - Accounting
Study where everyone knows your name! Gain experience during your co-op. Graduate job-ready. Apply your knowledge to any organization.

General information

Program code
BACT
Duration
4 Semesters, plus 2 work terms (2 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Work integrated learning
2 Co-op Work Terms
Academic area
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2020 Barrie
Winter 2020 Barrie

Program description

An accounting education helps you to understand “the numbers” which is critical to the success of every type of business. If you are a logical thinker and enjoy the challenge of unravelling the mystery of numbers then this program is for you. In this increasingly complex and competitive business environment, accounting skills are very much in demand.

The program provides a foundation in all of the functional business areas and a comprehensive education in specific accounting practices and theory. Through a strong focus on application both in the classroom and through co-op work terms, students develop the skills needed for success in the business world; analytical thinking, problem solving, communication and teamwork. Students graduate ready to enter the workforce and support the accounting activities of any organization.

Why study Business - Accounting at Georgian?

Faculty
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.

Co-op
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.

Career opportunities

Graduates work in a broad range of employment settings in all sectors of business and industry, including banks and other financial institutions, government offices, public accounting firms, small business, self-employment, tax preparation firms, financial planning firms, manufacturing firms, and non-profit organizations.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • any Grade 111 or 12 Mathematics (C, M, or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/

Pathways

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Courses

Program-specific Courses

  • ACCT 1000 - Financial Accounting Principles 1
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • BUSI 1001 - Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1003 - Microcomputer Applications
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MATH 1002 - Mathematics of Finance
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MKTG 1000 - Introduction to Marketing
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • ACCT 1001 - Financial Accounting Principles 2
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • ACCT 1014 - Applied Accounting Applications
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • ECON 1000 - Microeconomics
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • STAT 2000 - Statistics 1
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • ACCT 2001 - Intermediate Accounting 1
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • ACCT 2003 - Cost Accounting 1
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • BUSI 1019 - Payroll Administration
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • ECON 2000 - Macroeconomics
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • FNCE 2002 - Taxation
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • ACCT 2000 - Cost Accounting 2
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • ACCT 2002 - Intermediate Accounting 2
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • FNCE 2010 - Financial Management
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • LAWS 2000 - Business Law
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • Program Option Course - Select 1 course from the available list during registration.
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • COOP 1008 - Business Work Term 1 (Fall intake - occurs after Semester 2, Winter intake - occurs after Semester 3)
    (560 hours)
  • COOP 2025 - Business Accounting Work Term 2 (Fall intake - occurs after Semester 3, Winter intake - occurs after Semester 4)
    (560 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
    (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
    (Semester 2)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.
    (Semester 2)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.
    (Semester 3)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.
    (Semester 4)