The Honours Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting allows students to build a solid foundation in financial and managerial accounting, auditing and taxation. Students not only learn how to produce accurate financial statements, but also study more complex topics in accounting. 

As part of their program, students are able to specialize and take all the courses required to apply for Ontario's Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) designation, or to be flexible and take a more general accounting stream.

This program is offered in English and in French.

The option in accounting allows undergraduate students to build a solid foundation in the accounting discipline, including financial accounting, management accounting and taxation, without leading to the Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

Co-operative education is available with this program.

The French immersion is available with this program.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2018-2019 calendars for the previous requirements.

Common Core courses
ADM 1300Introduction to Business Management3 Units
ADM 1301Social Context of Business3 Units
ADM 1340Financial Accounting3 Units
ADM 1370Applications of Information Technology for Business3 Units
ECO 1102Introduction to Macroeconomics3 Units
ECO 1104Introduction to Microeconomics3 Units
ENG 1131Effective Business English3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Reasoning and Critical Thinking
Philosophy: Ideas and Arguments
MAT 1300Mathematical Methods I3 Units
MAT 1302Mathematical Methods II3 Units
ADM 2302Business Analytics3 Units
ADM 2303Statistics for Management3 Units
ADM 2304Applications of Statistical Methods in Business3 Units
ADM 2320Marketing3 Units
ADM 2336Organizational Behaviour3 Units
ADM 2337Human Resource Management3 Units
ADM 2341Managerial Accounting3 Units
ADM 2350Financial Management3 Units
ADM 2372Management Information Systems3 Units
ADM 2381Business Communication Skills3 Units
PHI 2397Business Ethics3 Units
ADM 3301Operations Management3 Units
ADM 3318International Business3 Units
ADM 4311Strategic Management3 Units
Total: 72 Units
Option courses
ADM 2342Intermediate Accounting I3 Units
ADM 3340Intermediate Accounting II3 Units
ADM 3345Taxation I3 Units
ADM 3346Cost Accounting3 Units
6 optional course units from:6 Units
Auditing Theory
Corporate Finance
Business Law
Cases Studies in Accounting
Advanced Auditing
Seminar in Accounting Theory
Taxation II
Management Control Systems
Accounting Information Systems Auditing
Special Topics in Financial Accounting
Advanced Accounting
3 optional course units in administration (ADM) 13 Units
Total: 21 Units
Complementary Option courses
ADM 2313The Entrepreneurial Society3 Units
ADM 3313New Venture Creation3 Units
ADM 4315Strategic Entrepreneurship3 Units
ADM 4316Management of Innovation3 Units
Total: 12 Units
Elective courses
15 course units from another faculty 215 Units


Bridge to the specialization in accounting: There is no specific requirements to transfer from the option in accounting to the specialization in accounting.