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Train for a career in accounting, banking or finance

Business – Accounting Ontario College Diploma program

Study where everyone knows your name! Graduate job-ready. Apply your knowledge to any organization.

Program code BACN
Duration 2 Years
Credential Ontario College Diploma
Delivery Full-time +
Part-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, 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 dateCampus
Winter 2023 Barrie
Fall 2023 Barrie

Tuition and fees

What are the admission requirements for the Business – Accounting program?

Business – Accounting admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status 
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • any Grade 111 or 12 Mathematics (C, M, or U)
1

Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level Mathematics (MBF3C or MCF3M) 

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 for Prior Learning website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

What career paths can I take in business and accounting?

Your Business – Accounting 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 at Georgian?

Faculty

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

Jobs

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

Flex MORE. Study Business – Accounting part-time

Benefits of studying part-time:

What courses are included in the Business – Accounting diploma program?

Course overview

18 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
1 Program Option Course
3 General Education Courses

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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