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Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting

Credential: Honours Degree Program Code: 22211 Length: 8 semesters

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To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) minimum 65 per cent
    • Grade 12 Mathematics (MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent) minimum 60 per cent (Students who do not possess Grade 12U Mathematics or who have achieved a grade below 60 per cent may be considered for admission. Students will be required to complete a math equivalency course during their first semester at Humber. Additional course fees will apply.)
    • Four Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above
    • Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 per cent



All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.


Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.


Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017LakeshoreOpenWaitlisted
January 2018LakeshoreOpenOpen

The 2017-2018 fee for 2 semesters is:

  • domestic: $7,527.00
  • international: $15,881.00

Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

For information regarding fees for work terms, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.

Fees by Semester 


Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

Alternative Course of Study

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting degree program should consider applying for the following diploma program(s). View program pages for pathway details:

Accounting, Business >

Marketing, Business >

Business Administration >

Business Administration (Co-op) >

Accounting, Business Administration >

Professional Golf Management, Business Administration >

Business Management >

Common Platform

Upon completion of the first year of a Humber Bachelor of Commerce degree program, students may transfer to one of the following areas instead of Accounting: Digital Business ManagementFashion ManagementFinanceHealthcare ManagementHospitality and Tourism ManagementHuman Resources ManagementInternational BusinessManagement StudiesMarketing or Supply Chain Management.

Future Study Options

Humber has a number of transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions (within Canada and around the world) that enables students and graduates to use their Humber credential to gain advanced standing in another program.

Post Graduate Certificates and Masters Degrees 

Credential Opportunity: Bachelor to Grad Cert / Masters
Location: Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Institution(s): Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University will provide Humber graduates of all four-year Bachelor degrees with  an opportunity to apply and be considered for admission to Post-graduate Certificate and Masters level studies.  Graduates with Humber degrees who also meet additional admission requirements will be considered for admission to the following Masters level programs offered by Central Michigan University:  Master of Business Administration or Master of Science in Administration.

For further information, contact:

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Humber Ontario Graduate Certificates

Humber offers a number of Ontario graduate certificates to help take your education further.

Ontario Graduate Certificates >

Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Program Contact(s)

Ionela Bacain
Program Co-ordinator 
416.675.6622 ext. 3661



International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067

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Applications to Humber are made through Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or

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International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 5Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 6Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 7Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 8Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Our Program

Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting degree program will help you develop skills in the applied aspects of the profession. Introductory courses provide a fundamental understanding of a variety of business disciplines along with their functions and relationships. Upper year courses provide a more in-depth study of accounting. Elective courses available in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences will enrich and extend your academic experience. The program emphasizes critical thinking, analytical skills, communications and leadership. Areas of study include marketing, law, economics, operations management, ethics, human resources management, organizational behaviour, financial accounting, management accounting, financial management, taxation, audit, strategic management, and statistics and quantitative analysis.

You will have the opportunity to train in Humber’s state-of-the-art Accounting Centre, where you’ll learn about best practices in accounting and use standard industry software such as Simply Accounting.

Courses Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Analyze the impact and long-range global challenges of economic, environmental, ethical, legal, political, sociological and technological factors upon the strategy, management and behaviour of domestic and global organizations.

  • Critically analyze the forces that shape values, ideas, personal and societal circumstances, and business decisions and present an academically structured, sustained and well-supported argument.

  • Analyze, evaluate and solve business and economic problems, using diverse economic frameworks and relevant business models, creativity, analysis, independent judgment and critical self-awareness.

  • Analyze, evaluate and solve business and economic problems with emphasis on the analysis of needs, acquisition and utilization of funds in a decision making context.

  • Evaluate the contribution of human resources management to organizational effectiveness and to other key functions within the organization.

  • Evaluate marketing strategies and assess their impact on consumers and the achievement of business goals.

  • Assess strategies of operations management and their impact on domestic and international organizations.

  • Develop and implement project plans and schedules that make efficient use of resources and achieve organizational goals.

  • Communicate ideas using the most suitable medium for the message, audience and purpose, speaking or writing clearly, concisely, correctly and coherently.

  • Consolidate and extend learning in different contextual frameworks and situations, both within and outside the Accounting field.

  • Demonstrate self-awareness, self-confidence, self-direction, self-management and use resources to plan for and attain personal, career and work-related goals, within the context of a changing environment.

  • Work effectively and assertively in groups or teams to achieve desired goals and resolve differing and/or opposing ideas and points of view.

  • Acquire, interpret, analyze, evaluate and employ data, both qualitative and quantitative, from primary and secondary sources.

  • Formulate business strategies that assess costs, benefits, risks, opportunities and that address organizational goals and external trends.

  • Interpret and prepare financial reports and assess the overall financial performance of an organization.

  • Explain the management and use of business information systems, including e-business strategies, for personal and organizational success.

  • Find, organize, assess and, analyze accounting information appropriate to a given situation and that responds to the needs of the managers to make suitable decisions.

  • Analyze accounting and financial records, documents and systems of an individual, department or organization to ensure financial recording accuracy and compliance with established accounting standards, procedures and internal controls.

  • Analyze financial records and business operations, respond to complex accounting issues in a holistic manner and provide professional advice to the managers.

  • Develop, analyze, assess, and evaluate accounting information systems to support both the routine and non-routine needs of managers and investors.

  • Calculate both personal and corporate taxable income using the principles of Canadian tax law and relevant tax software and respond to complex tax issues in a professional manner.

  • Apply knowledge of the cost management and control systems using both the traditional and activity-based costing systems and integrate the costing systems to the overall strategic goals of the corporations using the balanced scorecard approach.

  • Assess risks associated with different alternatives, make professional recommendations, and provide suitable disclosures following the principles of transparency and ethics enshrined in GAAP and IFRS.

  • Plan and conduct audits by setting audit objectives in accordance with GAAS, by performing internal control assessments, identifying management assertions using appropriate audit procedures, designing and using audit programs for application in each of the business cycles and acquiring sufficient and appropriate evidence to support audit decisions, using EDP accounting applications.

  • Conduct risk analysis in a capital budgeting context and evaluate the effects of financing on the valuation of a firm using capital markets data.

  • Communicate accounting information in a professionally accepted format, using alternative reporting systems, following the technical accounting terminology for assets, liabilities, and shareholders’ equity as enshrined in CICA guidelines.

  • Adhere to professional, ethical and legal codes of conduct.


Work Placement

The Humber Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting program requires that you complete 14 weeks/490 hours of paid work in the summer between your sixth and seventh semesters. This gives you the hands-on, real-world experience that employers value. Your placement will give you the opportunity to explore the field you’d like to work in when you graduate. We will work with employers and our industry partners to help you identify opportunities to pursue.

The Humber Advantage

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The Humber Experience

There is no better place to focus on an education in accounting than at The Business School at Humber. Our experienced faculty combined with an industry-focused curriculum and renowned industry partners put our program among the very best. Benefit from program specific resources like "The Accounting Centre" and challenging case studies.

Accounting Centre

The Accounting Centre is a resource available to all students enrolled in accounting courses. Students provide assistance with textbook concepts, homework questions and an overall understanding of course material from 1st to 6th semester.

Supported software packages:

  • Simply Accounting Profile - T1 & T2 Plus ACCPAC

The Benefits of Choosing a Humber Degree


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Degrees on a Common Platform

The Business School offers a variety of Bachelor of Commerce degree programs on a common platform with pathways to areas of specializations. This gives students the time to decide on their career path while they are gaining insight into the fundamentals of business.

Scholarships and Awards

Humber offers $2,500 diploma to degree scholarships for qualified applicants. There are a wide range of scholarships and awards available to business students each year.

Degree Scholarships

A limited number of entrance scholarships are available to full-time students entering a Humber post-secondary/postgraduate program for the first time.

Our Faculty

You’ll learn from professors who have real-world accounting experience and are active in the industry. Whether you’re analyzing a case study, hearing from a guest speaker or participating in a field visit, our professors are committed to providing you with practical, hands-on accounting training to help you achieve the career you want.

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Hanadi Alnawab

MSc (Advanced Computing) – University of Bristol
BSc (Computer Science) – University of Baghdad
Professor and Program Coordinator

Stan Arnold

MBA (Human Resources and Labour Relations) – University of Windsor
BComm (Human Resources and Labour Relations) – University of Windsor
BSc (Psychology) – University of Toronto

Pauline Ashworth

MBA (Business Administration) – University of Toronto
BA (Textile Marketing) – University of Huddersfield

Ionela Bacain

PhD (Accounting) – Cuza University
MSc (Electronics) – University of Iasi
BSc (Biomedical Engineering) – University of Iasi
BAcc (Accounting and Business Information Systems) – Cuza University
Professor and Program Coordinator

Mike Barnhart

MBA (Strategic Management) – York University
BEng (Industrial Engineering) – Ryerson University

Colin Bartley

MBA (Tourism and Hospitality) – University of Guelph

Edmund Baumann

MBA (Marketing and Decision Support Systems) – York University
BScEE (Communications, Computers, Control) – Drexel University

Michele Calpin

MBA (Business Administration) – Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration
BA (Business Administration) – University of Western Ontario
Professor and Program Coordinator

Marcos Cavenaghi

PhD (Computational Physics) - University of Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos, Brazil
MA (Physics) - University of Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos, Brazil
BA (Physics) - University of the State of Sao Paulo, Rio Claro, Brazil

Sebastien Charette

MBA (Business Administration) – McGill University
BASc (Mechanical Engineering) – University of Ottawa

Amanpreet Chhina

PhD (International Marketing) – Panjab University
MBE (Marketing) – Punjabi University
BA (Economics) – Panjab University

Nicole Chuchmach

MBA (Hospitality and Tourism Management) – University of Guelph
BComm (Hotel and Food Administration) – University of Guelph

Nella Cotrupi

PhD (Comparative Literature Critical Theory) – University of Toronto\
MA (Comparative Literature) – University of Toronto
LLB (Law) – University of Toronto
BA (Political Science and Italian) – University of Toronto

Audel Cunningham

LLM (European Business Law) – University of Nijmegen
LLM (International Trade Law) – University of Essex
LLB (Law) – University of West Indies

Riteshkumar Dalwadi

PhD (Management, Consumer Behaviour) - Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University
MBA (Marketing) - Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University
BBA (Marketing and Finance) - Gujarat University

Jazlin Dow

MA (Visual Culture - Costume Studies) - New York University
BA (Theatre Arts) - University of Lethbridge

Alan Dryden

MBA (Business Administration) – University of Western Ontario 

Stanley Faria

MBA (Business Administration) – Laurentian University
BComm (Accounting and Auditing) – Bombay University

Kathryn Filsinger

LLM (Labour and Employment Law) – York University
LLB (Law) – University of Toronto
BA (History) – Queen’s University
Professor and Program Coordinator

Emily Gaszynski

MA (Economics) – Queen’s University
BA (Economics) – York University

Pierre-Pascal Gendron

PhD (Economics) – University of Toronto
MA (Economics) – Queen’s University
BSc (Economics) – Université de Montréal
Professor and Program Coordinator

Isabelle Giroux

PhD (Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management) – University of Hertfordshire
MSc (Organization Development) – Pepperdine University
BSocSc (Political Science) – University of Ottawa

Michael Ho

PhD (Economics) – University of Toronto
MA (Economics) – University of Guelph
BA (Management and Economics) – University of Guelph

Ned Ismail

MBA (Business Administration) – Northwestern University
BComm (Business) – University of Saskatchewan
Professor and Program Coordinator

Maya Liberman

MBA (Strategic Marketing) – McMaster University
BA (Psychology) – McMaster University

Alain Londes

MBA (Business Administration) – Dalhousie University
MA (Russian Studies) – Carleton University
BA (Russian and Political Science) – McGill University

Lynn McAuliffe

MBA (Business Administration) – University of Toronto
BA (Sociology) – University of Western Ontario

Wayne McLennan

MA (Counselling Psychology) – New York University
BA (Psychology) – McMaster University

Firat Mercier

MBA (Business Administration) – Universite Libre de Bruxelles
BSc (Engineering) – Bogazici University

Adela Nistor

PhD (Applied Economics) – Purdue University
MSc (Economics) – Purdue University
BSc (International Economics and Trade) – Babes Bolyai University

Jeff Oestreicher

MAcc (Accounting) – University of Waterloo
BEd (Business) – University of Western Ontario
BA (Accounting) – University of Waterloo

Robert Ogilvie

MEd (Teaching and Learning) – Brock University
BE (Adult Education) – Brock University
Diploma (Business Administration) – Mount Royal College, AB

Norma Ouellette

MBA (Business) – Simon Fraser University
BA (English) – University of British Columbia

Owen Parker

PhD (Organizational Sociology) – York University
MBA (Business Administration) – Athabasca University
MA (Sociology) – York University
BA (Psychology and Law) – Carleton University
Business Management Diploma - Sir Sandford Fleming College

Richard Pitteway

MBA (Hospitality Management) - University of Guelph

Janet Porter

DBA (Organizational Analysis) – Athabasca University
MEng (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering) – University of Toronto
BASc (Mechanical Engineering) – University of Waterloo
BA – Concordia University

John Pucic

PhD (Industrial Relations and Human Resources) – University of Toronto
MIR (Industrial Relations and Human Resources) – University of Toronto
BASc – York University

Amar Rahou

PhD (Financial Forecasting) – University of Glamorgan
MSc (Management and Development of International Financial Systems) – University of Glamorgan
BSc (Accounting) – Al-Mustansiriya University

Jafar Razmi

PhD (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) – University of Bradford
MEng (Engineering Management) – University of Ottawa
BSc (Industrial Engineering) – Sharif University of Technology

Ramesh Saxena

PhD (Economics) – Jawaharlal Nehru University
MBA (Business Administration) – University of Ottawa
MA (Economics) – University of Toronto
MPhil (International Studies) – Jawaharlal Nehru University
MA (Economics) – University of Delhi
BA (Economics) – University of Delhi

Al Seaman

PhD (Management) – Queen’s University
BBA (Business Administration) – University of New Brunswick

Graeme Simpson

MA (Philosophy) – University of Guelph
BA (Psychology and Philosophy) – University of Guelph
Professor and Program Coordinator

Bruce Sinclair

MASc (Fashion Merchandising Management) – State University of New York
BA – University of Toronto
Professor and Program Coordinator

Rakhshinda Sira

PhD (Management) – Aligarh Muslim University
MSc (Agricultural Economics and Business Management) – Aligarh Muslim University

Ryan Snider

PhD (Geography and Environmental Management) – University of Waterloo
MA (Geography and International Development Studies) – University of Guelph
BA (Geography and International Development) – Trinity Western University

Michelle Souilliere

MPA (Public Administration) – University of Victoria
BSc (Psychology) – McMaster University

Malvin Spooner

MBA (Business Administration) – University of Western Ontario 
MA (Economics) – University of Western Ontario
BA (Economics and History) – University of Toronto

Ramesh Srinivasan

MA (Hotel Administration) - Institut de Management Hôtelier International
BA (Economics and Statistics) – University of Bombay
Professor and Program Coordinator

Mark Stoiko

MA – York University
BA – University of Toronto

Na Sui

PhD (Corporate Strategy) – University of Pau et des Pays de L’Adour
MBA (Business Administration) - University of Pau et des Pays de L’Adour
BBA (Business Administration) – University of Shenyang

Aqeela Tabassum

PhD (Economics) – York University
MA (Economics) – York University
MSc (Economics) – International Islamic University

Daniel Tsai

MBA (Business Administration) – Cornell University
MBA (Business Administration) – Queen’s University
LLM (Law and Technology) – University of Ottawa
BA (English and Psychology) – University of Victoria

Norm Tulsiani

LLM (Law) – York University
LLB (Law) – York University
BA – York University

Manpreet Walia

MBA (International Hospitality Management) – Cornell University
BA (International Hotel and Tourism Management) – Manchester Metropolitan University
BA (Hotel and Catering Management) – Institute of Hotel Management
BA (Psychology) – Punjab University

Brad Witt

MBA (Financial Management) – Central Michigan University
BA (Business Administration) – Wilfrid Laurier University

Yvonne Yip

MBA (Business Administration) – Athabasca University
BComm (Retail Management) – Ryerson University

Youssef Youssef

PhD (Management) – Federal University of Santa Catharina, Brazil
MSc (Production Engineering) – Federal University of Santa Catharina, Brazil
Certificate (University Teaching) – Carleton University
Certificate (University Leadership and Administration) – Inter-American Organization for Higher Education Internship, Sherbrook University, PQ

Violet Zhang

MA (Communication and Culture) – York University
MA (Economics) – York University
BA (Economics) – York University


Your Career

Toronto is one of North America’s top three financial markets and a leader in professional services in the areas of assurance, audit and tax. As a graduate of Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting program you will be able to combine your superior accounting training with a wealth of job opportunities. 

With this comprehensive degree, you can pursue a career in public accounting firms, government, not-for-profit organizations, major corporations, small businesses and financial institutions as an accountant, budget analyst, taxation specialist, auditor or treasurer. Maybe you’re an entrepreneur at heart. The training you receive at Humber will give you the skills and confidence to set up your own accounting practice or company. It can also prepare you to pursue graduate studies in accounting or related fields. It’s a foundation that allows you to do exactly what you want.

It is important to note that there have been major changes in the governing bodies that are accredited to give accounting designations in Ontario. Accounting designations formally referred to as CMA (Certified Management Accountant), CGA (Certified General Accountant), and CA (Chartered Accountant), are now in the process of amalgamation to create one unified accounting designation called the CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant). Each of the three former governing bodies has developed their own transition programs for CPA certification – students already on the path of any accounting designation are encouraged to contact CPA Ontario directly to plan the completion of their designation by the new standards.

All students beginning their path toward an accounting designation are required to follow the requirements set out by CPA Ontario.

Program Events

On February 10, 2016, the Humber College Accounting Association hosted the inaugural #ILuvAccounting event at Lakeshore Campus.

Study Abroad

Degree students may qualify for Study Abroad opportunities.

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