Find out how you can complete a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 12 months on-site at Lambton College through Nipissing University after completing your Business Administration - Accounting diploma.

If you are looking for a program that leads to a rewarding career, that challenges you to develop valuable critical thinking and analytical skills, and that has an option for a simple pathway to a university degree – then the three-year Business Administration – Accounting program is definitely in the right column for you!

Students in this program will receive a well-rounded and thorough education in important aspects of business such as human resources, law, and marketing. There will be a focus on developing strong communication, planning, teamwork, and analytical skills while studying all of the important accounting and finance courses.  Students will apply their skills and develop an understanding of accounting theory and procedures, taxation, finance, and the use of accounting software. Because real-world experiences are so important, students are given the option to participate in Term 5 in a co-op work experience.  This provides exposure to a business environment and could provide valuable work experience in the accounting field.

Some students may wish to hone their skills further by assisting others to make their entrepreneurial dreams a reality. This is done through The Cube – Lambton College’s entrepreneurship hub, and through participation in Enactus, our award-winning social entrepreneurship team.

This program will immerse you in many aspects of accounting, but is careful to preserve maximum flexibility. You may transfer into the two-year Business-Accounting program at any time.  After Term 1, students may also move directly into Term 2 of the two-year Business or the three-year Business Administration programs.  Upon completing Term 4, students may take an early exit and graduate with the Business - Accounting Ontario College Diploma.

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Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English C or U
Any Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics C or U

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subjects of English and Math. The assessment(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program will have the skills to begin careers in accounting from entry and middle-level to management. Accountants are needed in all business sectors – public and private. These could include governments and agencies, public accounting firms, small and large manufacturers, retailers, and service providers, banks and financial institutions, tax preparation firms and financial planners.  You may begin your career working in accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, corporate accounting, general accounting, credit and collections, inventory control, budget analysis, financial accounting, management accounting, or financial and tax analysis. Graduates may also find fulfillment in their own businesses.

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Educational Pathways

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Students who successfully complete the Business Administration – Accounting program will have access to a number of university pathways including Nipissing University's Bachelor of Commerce (12 months) or Bachelor of Business Administration degrees which can be completed right here at Lambton College.

If you are interested in pursuing a professional accounting credential, please visit the CPA Ontario website.

Accreditations/Certifications

Students in this program may be eligible for entry into CPA Canada's Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF).

To pursue the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation, students graduating from this program may complete the CPA entry requirement of an undergraduate degree by accessing a number of university pathways.

Students graduating from this program will have met the academic requirements for the Certified in Management (CIM) and Professional Manager (P.Mgr.) designations. All graduates from this program will be eligible to receive a Certificate in Management and Administration from the Canadian Institute of Management. In order to obtain these designations, graduates will need to demonstrate the appropriate level of managerial experience in the workplace and submit the appropriate application form(s), fee(s) and reference letter(s) to the Canadian Institute of Management. They may apply for designation at graduation or later in their careers.