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Train for a career in accounting, banking or finance

Business – Accounting Ontario College Diploma, Co-op program

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

Program code BACT
Duration 2 Years
Credential Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Delivery Full-time

Program information

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.

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2021 Barrie
Winter 2022 Barrie

Tuition and fees

Work integrated learning

This program includes a co-op work term component where you will gain practical, on-the-job experience in your field.

What are the admission requirements for the Business – Accounting (co-op) program?

Business – Accounting 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/academic-regulations/

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/

What career paths can I take in business and accounting?

Your Business – Accounting (co-op) diploma gives you many 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.

Why study Business – Accounting (co-op) 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.

What courses are included in the Business – Accounting (co-op) diploma program?

Course overview

18 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
1 Program Option Course
3 General Education Courses
2 Co-op Work Terms

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Business – Accounting program outline.

  • ACCT 1000 – Financial Accounting Principles 1
  • BUSI 1001 – Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
  • COMP 1003 – Microcomputer Applications
  • MATH 1002 – Mathematics of Finance
  • MKTG 1000 – Introduction to Marketing
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.

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