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Business Administration - Accounting

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Program Code: 02111
Credential: Advanced Diploma
Program Length: 6 semesters
Start Dates: January, May, September

Program Overview

Humber’s Business Administration – Accounting advanced diploma program covers a number of areas including accounting theory, procedures and best practices. Detailed instruction is provided in bookkeeping, auditing, taxation, business law, data analytics, information systems, finance and management. You’ll gain hands-on experience in industry-standard software such as Profile (personal and corporate tax), Access, Excel, PowerBI, SAGE 50 Accounting (formerly known as Simply Accounting) and Accpac Plus. You will learn accounting from industry-connected faculty who will provide you with practical, hands-on accounting training to help you get ahead. Our program’s versatile range of courses helps you to also develop broad-based business skills including human resource administration, business writing, macroeconomics and finance. 

Outside of the classroom, our students are supported by our full-time dedicated help resources in the Humber Accounting Centre.

 

Courses Program Standards

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Record financial transactions in compliance with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for sole proprietorships, partnerships, private enterprises, publicly accountable enterprises and non-profit organizations.
  2. Prepare and present financial statements, reports and other documents in compliance with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for sole proprietorships, partnerships and private enterprises.
  3. Contribute to strategic decision-making by applying advanced management accounting concepts.
  4. Prepare individuals' and Canadian-controlled private corporations’ income tax returns and individuals’ basic tax planning in compliance with relevant legislation and regulations.
  5. Analyze and evaluate organizational structures and the interdependence of functional areas, and contribute to the development of strategies which positively impact financial performance.
  6. Analyze and evaluate, within a Canadian context, the impact of economic variables, legislation, ethics, technological advances and the environment on an organization’s operations.
  7. Analyze and evaluate an organization's internal control system, taking risk management into account.
  8. Contribute to strategic decision-making by applying advanced financial management concepts.
  9. Co-ordinate the planning, implementation, management and evaluation of team projects by applying project management principles.


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Work Placement

Optional Co-op Work Placement Program

There are a limited number of spaces for students to mix co-op work experience with their academic learning in alternating semesters through an optional co-op program. This co-op program is structured to include from one to three co-op work terms taking place between academic terms. Participation in the co-op program may increase time to complete the diploma by one to three semesters. The optional co-op program provides students with an opportunity to gain valuable experience. Co-op work opportunities are not guaranteed, as the job placement opportunities are competitive. Applications to the co-op program are accepted only from students in Semester 2.

Students not selected for co-op placements will complete the standard 84-hour work placement course in their final semester. Through this course, they will put their accounting knowledge and skills into practice. Students find a placement with support from the business placement advisor who maintains a roster of placement opportunities and provides students with direction and assistance in the development of resumés and job search techniques.

Humber Advantages

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Accounting Program Pathways that lead to Accounting Credentials

Humber Accounting Programs:

Business – Accounting

4-Semester Diploma

Accounting, Business Administration

6-Semester Advanced Diploma

Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting

4-Year Honours Degree (recognized by CPA)

Professional Accounting Practice

3-Semester (recognized by CPA)
Ontario Graduate Certificate

Humber Pathways:

Degree Pathway Stream - Semester 5 Accounting Business Admin Adv D - Explore Pathway 

Adv Diploma Semester 6 Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting - Explore Pathway 

Advanced Standing Pathways from Accounting Diploma and Advanced Diploma into the Degree Program.

Honours Degree required for admission recognized by CPA - Explore Pathway 

Degree Pathway Stream - Semester 4 Bachelor of Commerce - Explore Pathway 

Skills, knowledge, experience you will gain:

General Ledger Accounting, Cost Accounting, Information Systems, Business Law

Auditing, Taxation, Business Law, Information Systems, Finance, Management

Auditing, Taxation, Business Law, Information Systems, Finance, Management

Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Audit and Assurance, Personal and Corporate Tax

Experiental Learning

84hrs

84hrs

420hrs

160hrs

Career possibilities:

Accounts Payable/Receivable, Credit and Collections, Budget Analysis, Payroll Accounting, Tax Preparation.

Cost Accounting, General Ledger Accounting, Taxation, Credit and Collections, External Auditing, Financial Planning

Accountant, Budget Analyst, Taxation Specialist, Auditor or Treasurer

Taxation, Auditing, Financial Accounting, Public Accounting, Government, Corporate Accounting, Not-for-Profit and Small Business

Program Streams:

Bookkeeping Stream (BOOK)

Degree Pathway Stream (ADG)

Coop + Non Coop

N/A

N/A

Credential opportunities:

Certified Professional Bookkeepers of Canada, Digital Credential levels
+
work experience

ACCA
10 papers including Professional Skills Module & Ethics
+
3 Years Experience

ACCA
7 papers including Professional Skills Module & Ethics
+
3 Years Experience

Certified Professional Bookkeepers of Canada, Digital Credential levels
+
work experience

ACCA
4 papers including Professional Skills Module & Ethics
+
3 Years Experience

CPA PEP

ACCA
4 papers including Professional Skills Module & Ethics
+
3 Years Experience

CPA PEP

CPA EXAM (CFE)
+
work experience

CPA EXAM (CFE)
+
work experience

Credentials

N/A

ACCA CREDENTIAL

ACCA CREDENTIAL

ACCA CREDENTIAL

CPA PROFESSIONAL

ACCA CREDENTIAL

CPA PROFESSIONAL

Get Support In-Person, Online, Email, or by Phone

There is no better place to focus on an education in accounting than at the Longo Faculty of Business 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.

Supported software packages:

Simply Accounting Profile - T1 & T2 Plus ACCPAC

Your Career

Toronto is the second largest financial service centre in North America, and our diploma can help you enter this exciting market. Your practical and intensive training will make you an in-demand candidate for a career in accounts payable, accounts receivable, cost accounting, general ledger accounting, general accounting, credit and collections, inventory control, payroll accounting, internal/external auditing, financial planning and analysis, financial accounting, management accounting, tax preparation, and compliance managing.

Through our program, you will gain deep knowledge about current business administration and accounting practices including International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and you will be up-to-date on relevant accounting software. You’ll be prepared to make a difference in the financial well-being of organizations in both the private and public sector.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario)

The program helps to prepare students to pursue an Ontario Chartered Professional Accountant designation. Specific courses of this program may be recognized for prerequisite course requirements for admission into the CPA Professional Education Program.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

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The program is recognized by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) as an accredited program and receiving some academic exemptions for ACCA qualification.

Students are encouraged to stay informed about the current requirements by visiting: https://www.accaglobal.com/gb/en/help/exemptions-calculator.html

Certified Professional Bookkeepers of Canada

CPB Canada Education Partner Technician Level

Graduates may apply to become member candidates of the Certified Professional Bookkeepers of Canada.

Additional requirements may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Program Availability

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An Invaluable Experience

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Humber Students Benefit from Five Centres of Innovation (COIs)

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Admissions Questions

General Enquiries

Call 416-675-3111 or email enquiry@humber.ca. If you have already applied, be sure to check your application status on myhumber.ca.

Domestic Applicants Enquiries

Domestic applicants can book a one-on-one advising appointment with an admissions representative.

International Applicants Enquiries

Contact the International Centre for information about full-time programs (including the International Graduate School), how to apply and to follow up on your submitted application.

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

Catherine Duffy, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4597
catherine.duffy@humber.ca

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How To Become An Apprentice

Becoming an Apprentice

Find an employer willing to sponsor you as an apprentice.

Contact the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development to register as an apprentice.

Work with your employer approximately one year before attending Humber.

View Instructions 

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

If you’re in high school – grade 11 or 12 – you can earn co-op education credits through work placements in some skilled trades.

Visit OYAP 

How to Apply

Domestic Students

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. 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, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

To see where you are in the admissions process, visit the Admissions Road Map.

International Students

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

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Program Advising Appointments

Get help narrowing down your program options or book a one-on-one pre-enrolment advising appointment with one of our Recruitment Officers.

Transfer & Pathway Advising

Book a virtual appointment with a Student Mobility Advisor learn more about getting Transfer Credit(s) for previous post-secondary experience, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), and Pathways options.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following three requirements:

  • Academic

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

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U) or Grade 11 M or U Mathematics (MCF3M or MCR3U)
      • Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet all listed course requirements.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Students are required to have a PC laptop.

Students are required to have a PC laptop and access to MS Office including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and PowerBI. Consideration of the length of battery life is also important as in class time, examinations can extend to more than three hours. Recommended (optional): an external wireless  mouse and an external plugin number pad to facilitate speed of accounting related functions.

Equipment & Device Requirements

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor Dual-core processor Quad-core processor
OS Windows 10 (PC)
OS 10.15 (Mac) or iOS
Windows 10 (PC)
OS 10.15 (Mac)
Memory 8GB of RAM 16 GB of RAM
Storage 100 GB HDD 512 GB SSD
Monitor Laptop computer (not a notebook such as Chromebook, or a tablet) recently purchased; last 18 months
Other Built-in-WiFi, a microphone, and a webcam Built-in WiFi, microphone, and a webcam

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

Catherine Duffy, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4597
catherine.duffy@humber.ca

Fees & Financial Aid

The 2022-2023 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $3,759.88
  • international: $16,394.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries

Understand the costs associated with coming to Humber and explore resources available from first year to your final year on Student Fees and Financial Resources.

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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