Business Administration - Accounting

  • Program Information
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Courses
  • Career Opportunities
  • Admission Requirements

Outstanding preparation for your career in accounting.

The Sheridan Business Administration – Accounting program combines hands-on classroom instruction from professors well-experienced in the business world. Following a first year of common curriculum shared by all business administration students, you’ll begin an in-depth immersion in accounting principles and practices that equips you for a career in accounting. The co-op program option provides an opportunity for three practical on-the-job placements.

Our professors maintain strong relationships to local industry that often lead to co-op opportunities for our students. Because of the strength of our program, 21 of our Accounting classes qualify for full or partial transfer to Certified General Accountants of Ontario professional program of study.

Both the two-year and three-year Accounting programs offer you:

  • A solid background in standard accounting practices from a broad business perspective.
  • Expertise in spreadsheets, databases, and accounting and personal income tax software programs such as Simply Accounting, and MS Access.
  • Training in essential communication skills for advising business owners and managers.
  • Hands-on experience in applying accounting concepts.
  • Graduates of either the two-year or three-year program may be eligible to enter Sheridan’s Ontario College Graduate Certificate programs in a number of fields.

Three-Year Accounting Diploma Program

You’ll play the popular online Business Simulation Game (BSG) during the three-year Accounting program. It’s a unique way to test your accounting and business skills running a fictitious company against collegiate teams from around the world. Sheridan is one of the few accounting programs in the area to offer this collaborative, hands-on simulation.

As a student in the three-year program, you’ll also master skills essential for employment in the field’s more demanding positions in:

  • Tax, audit and advanced accounting principles.
  • Budgeting, business analysis and financial statement preparation.

Co-op Option for Three-Year Students

As a three-year Accounting program participant, you will have the option, if you qualify for the program, to gain practical work experience through a co-op placement. You’ll earn pay while getting valuable experience working for three semesters (360 hours per semester) performing the kinds of tasks you may do later in your career.

University Transfer for Three-Year Accounting College Graduates

Graduates of Sheridan’s Accounting program may be eligible to enter an accelerated three-year or four-year degree program at Lakehead University, Northwood University, University of Windsor or Ryerson University, they they meet the university's entrance requirements.

About Sheridan’s Accounting Professors

  • All our accounting professors have industry experience in accounting
  • Professors are heavily involved in the financial industry, presenting at conferences and contributing to publications of accounting textbooks.
  • Our professors include authors of books on financial topics.
  • All professors teaching accounting courses hold professional accounting designations (CA, CMA or CGA). Many hold multiple certifications.

 

The Business Administration – Accounting program is located at the Davis Campus in Brampton, Ontario, and at the Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga, Ontario.

Business - Accounting (Ontario College Diploma)

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Record financial transactions in compliance with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for sole proprietorships, partnerships, private enterprises, publicly accountable enterprises and non-profit organizations.
  • Prepare and present financial statements, reports and other documents in compliance with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for sole proprietorships, partnerships and private enterprises.
  • Contribute to recurring decision-making by applying fundamental management accounting concepts, prepare individuals' income tax returns and basic tax planning in compliance with relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Analyze organizational structures, the interdependence of functional areas, and the impact those relationship can have on financial performance.
  • Analyze, within a Canadian context, the impact of economic variables, legislation, ethics, technological advances and the environment on an organization's operations.
  • Outline the elements of an organization's internal control system and risk management.
  • Contribute to recurring decision-making by applying fundamental financial management concepts.

Business Administration - Accounting (Ontario College Advanced Diploma)

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

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



PBUSA – Business Accounting



Term 1

ACCG 16971 Accounting 1 3
MKTG 19439 Marketing 1 3
HRMT 16127 Human Resource Management 1 3
MATH 16269 Business Mathematics 1 3
APPL 19402 Computer Applications for Business 3
GNED General Education Elective 3
Total:
18



Term 2

ACCG 17937 Accounting 2 3
ECON 15269 Microeconomics 3
FINA 11079 Finance 3
COMM 12423 Business Communications 3
ECOM15616 Using Business Information Systems 3
GNED General Education Elective 3
Total:
18



Term 3

ACCG 21627 Intermediate Accounting 1 3
APPL 30275 Taxation Software Applications 3
ACCG 23626 Costs and Management Accounting 3
BUSM 25540 Accounting Law 3
ECON 22358G Macroeconomics 3
COWT 10022 Co-op Education Forum
GNED General Education Elective 3
Total:
18



COWT Co-op Work Term 1
7



Term 4

ACCG 21646 Intermediate Accounting 2 3
APPL 25360 Accounting Software Applications 3
ACCG 20478 Cost and Managerial Accounting 2 3
COMM 28883 Reports and Presentations 3
MATH 29875 Statistical Methods and Analysis 3
INFO 31787 Accounting Information Systems 3
Total:
18



COWT Co-op Work Term 2 7

   
PBSAA – Business Administration Accounting
 

Term 5

ACCG 35141 Advanced Accounting 1 3
ACCG 36913 Auditing 1 3
ACCG 34780 Taxation 1 3
BUSM 35436 Business Cases 3
FINA 21048 Corporate Finance 1 3
     
Plus one of the following:
 
 MATH 36901 Advanced Statistics
3
 ACCG 2009  Payroll Administration
3
 BUSM 25288  Leadership Development
3
     
Total:
18
 

COWT Co-op Work Term 3
7
 

Term 6

ACCG 30624 Advanced Accounting 2 3
ACCG 31709 Auditing 2 3
ACCG 30699 Taxation 2 3
BUSM 37718 Applied Business Management
3
FINA 28027 Corporate Finance 2 3
MGMT 28081
Project Management in Business 3
Total:
18

Note: Courses subject to change.

The duration for the Co-op option (PBSAC) is 3 years, 4 months.

Choose Sheridan to enhance career prospects. According to a recent survey, 96% of Accounting/Co-op graduates found employment in their field of expertise.

Graduates of this program typically pursue employment in the following fields:

  • Accounts payable and receivable departments
  • Payroll
  • Data entry
  • Financial management training programs
  • Corporate accounting departments
  • Accounting information systems
  • Financial and tax analysis

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U), minimum 60%

plus

  • Mathematics, Grade 12 (C or U) or mathematics, Grade 11 (M or U*)
    * MBF3C does not meet this requirement.
  • Minimum 65% overall average required for PBUSP, PBUSA, PBSAA
  • Minimum 70% overall average required for PBSAC

or

Mature student status. (See "Admissions" section for details.)

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

*Course duration for September starts (two-year program) is two academic years. Course duration for January starts (two-year program) is 16 months continuous.

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