Business Administration - Accounting Career-ready or prepared for university - our diploma can take you where you want to go!

General information

Program code
6 Semesters (3 Years)
Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Barrie
Winter 2019 Barrie

Program description

In this program, students are introduced to the various functional aspects of business in general, and accounting in particular. Graduates are proficient in 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.

In addition to the skills acquired in the two-year program, graduates are able to perform a number of more complex functions using analytical and evaluation skills to support management decision-making 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.

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 Business Admin - Accounting articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

  • BUSI1001 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
  • MATH1002 Mathematics of Finance
  • COMP1003 Microcomputer Applications
  • ECON1000 Microeconomics
  • ACCT2001 Intermediate Accounting 1
  • ACCT2003 Cost Accounting 1
  • FNCE2002 Taxation
  • STAT2000 Statistics 1
  • ECON2000 Macroeconomics
  • ACCT2002 Intermediate Accounting 2
  • ACCT2000 Cost Accounting 2
  • FNCE2001 Managerial Finance
  • FNCE3002 Corporate Tax
  • ACCT3003 Intermediate Accounting 3
  • ACCT1000 Financial Accounting Principles 1
  • ACCT1001 Financial Accounting Principles 2
  • MKTG1000 Introduction to Marketing
  • LAWS2000 Business Law
  • ACCT3004 Acctg Information Systems
  • ACCT3007 External Auditing
  • HURM1000 Human Res. Mgmt. Foundations
  • MGMT2012 Intro to Project Management
  • ACCT1014 Applied Accounting Applications
  • ACCT3000 Advanced Financial Accounting
  • BUSI1019 Payroll Administration
  • ACCT3009 Advanced Management Accounting
  • FNCE2010 Financial Management

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