Business - Accounting

Female working at a desk

Program at a glance

Program code: 
020113 / 020101
Ontario College Diploma / Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Length of study: 
2 years / 3 years
Study options: 
Full-time, September & January
Campus location: 
College Drive

Business - Accounting - 2 Years / Business Administration - Accounting - 3 Years

Whether you want to climb the corporate ladder or start a new career in business, finance, or accounting, Canadore’s Accounting program provides you with the skills you need. Become a key asset to any business, anywhere in the world.

Your Future Career

  • Administrative accounting and finance
  • Financial planning
  • Bookkeeping
  • Government agencies
  • Marketing organizations
  • Self-employment
  • Private, public and retail positions

What You Learn (2 yrs)

  • Management accounting
  • Corporate finance
  • Taxation
  • Financial management
  • Economics
  • Excel, spreadsheet modelling
  • Budgeting

What You Learn (3 yrs)

  • Auditing
  • Municipal accounting
  • Personal and corporate income tax
  • Marketing and communications
Admission Requirements: 

Program Prerequisites

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U and any Gr 12 Math (C) or (U)


Academic Upgrading Website



Semester One - Fall:

ACC 135 Introduction to Financial Accounting I

BUS 108Introduction to Business

BUS 117Computer Apps for Business

BUS 251Introduction to Human Resources

MKT 100Marketing for Business

CMM 125College Communications

MTH 173Business Math I


Semester Two - Winter:

ACC 142Financial Accounting II

BUS 120Spreadsheet Management

ECN 100Microeconomics

MKT 130 Organizational Behavior

CMM 230 Workplace Communications

MTH 176Business Math II

GENED General Education Elective - Online


Semester Three - Fall:

ACC 215 Management Accounting

ECN 101Macroeconomics

BUS 195Organizational Behaviour

ACC 200Finance I

ACC 310Intermediate Accounting I

GENEDGeneral Education Elective - Online


Semester Four - Winter:

BUS 207Statistics

LAW 230Business Law

ACC 386Introduction to Personal Taxation

ACC 360Intermediate Accounting II

ACC 204Accounting Information Systems

GENED General Education Elective - Online

Every attempt is made to ensure the accuracy of information provided on our website. The College reserves the right to modify any course, program, curriculum, fee, timetable, or campus location at any time.

Additional Credentials: 


Students may also receive advanced standing from the Canadian Institute of Management towards the Certificate in Supervisory Management and the Certificate in Management Program from the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping towards the Certificate in Bookkeeping, and from the Purchasing Management Association of Canada towards the Certified Professional Purchaser Designation and the Certificate in Purchasing.

Other opportunities exist with the Canadian Payroll Association and Registered Professional Bookkeepers.

Flexible Delivery: 

Northern Collaborative Project

This program is a part of a collaboration between northern Ontario’s six publicly-funded colleges, which provides increased student access and flexibility through common curriculum and course outlines. The program shares faculty among the colleges and students may be instructed through a combination of classroom delivery on location, online and/or through a virtual classroom.



How Northern Colleges Collaboration Programs Work

Your classes include professors and students from other partner colleges, brought together in a virtual classroom. All students will join classes through web-conferencing software using a computer, laptop or mobile device with a headset or earbuds with a microphone. Classes will be delivered at scheduled times (synchronous delivery) and will be recorded for later review. To allow for flexibility, students may join classes at the college or anywhere you have connectivity. Students will have access to college services at the college where they register.



Learning Outcomes: 

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

View Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Career opportunities title override: 
Additional Credentials
Field placement title override: 
Learning Outcomes
Courses title override: 
Flexible Delivery