Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting degree program will help you develop skills in the applied aspects of the accounting profession. You will gain a fundamental understanding of a variety of business disciplines along with their functions and relationships.
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.
The program emphasizes critical thinking, analytical skills, communications and leadership.
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.
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.
You will be required to complete 14 weeks/420 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
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.
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.
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.
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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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 our 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.
Professional Accreditations & Recognition
Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Designation
Bachelor of Commerce-Accounting degree program offers pathways for students interested in pursuing an Ontario Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. Bachelor of Commerce Accounting courses are recognized and can be taken in order to meet the prerequisite course requirements for admission into the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP) academic requirements.
Please Note: Given the current state of unification of the accounting profession in Ontario under the CPA designation, you are encouraged to stay informed by visiting the CPA Ontario website.
Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF)
The Bachelor of Commerce-Accounting degree program offers pathways for students interested in pursuing the Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF). The Bachelor of Commerce Accounting courses support all of the ACAF entry and technical course requirements.
Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
On February 10, 2016, the Humber College Accounting Association hosted the inaugural #ILuvAccounting event at Lakeshore Campus.
Humber was first granted Ministerial Consent to offer this program in 2010. All degrees offered by Ontario colleges are reviewed by a provincial quality assurance agency on a cyclical basis which results in consent renewals. As a result of the most recent review, Humber has been granted a consent renewal by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to continue to offer this degree for a seven-year term starting May 24, 2018. In conformity with the Minister’s criteria and requirements, Humber will submit an application for the renewal of the consent for this program 12 months prior to the expiration of the consent. Humber shall ensure that all students admitted to this above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.
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