Business - Accounting

International

Program Information

The two-year Business - Accounting program is the first step towards a career in the rewarding field of accounting. Students receive a well-rounded education in business while studying all the important accounting and finance courses. Students will learn accounting theory and procedures, and use accounting software.

This program provides access to important accounting credentials that can be beneficial to career development. Students interested in becoming a bookkeeper may transfer their courses to the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping.

This program allows for maximum flexibility, students can transfer into the three-year Business Administration - Accounting program at any time. After Term 1, students can move directly into Term 2 of the two-year Business or the three-year Business Administration programs in Sarnia.

Students interested in developing their skills will also have access to The Cube – Lambton College’s entrepreneurship hub – and the ability to participate in Enactus – our award-winning social entrepreneurship team in Sarnia.

To develop you skills, you will also have access to The Cube - Lambton College's entrepreneurship hub - and the ability to participate in Enactus - our award-winning social entrepreneurship team.

Device Requirements

This program requires a laptop and recommends an iPad.

See full device requirements.

Admission Requirements

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

The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.

English Language Requirements

Applicants must demonstrate language proficiency by submitting one of the following scores:

  • IELTS of 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT 69

Applicants from India, China, Vietnam, Philippines and Pakistan should note that IELTS is the only proficiency score accepted by the Study Direct Stream (SDS) program. Additional country-specific requirements may also be applicable.

Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates work in all sectors of business including banks and other financial institutions, government and agencies, public accounting firms, small businesses, tax preparation firms and financial planning firms. You may begin your career working in accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, cost accounting, general accounting, credit and collections, inventory control, budget analysis, financial accounting, management accounting or tax preparation.

For information about post-graduate work eligibility for international students, please review the Post-Graduate Work Permit Program information.

Educational Pathways

See where you could go within Ontario to complete a degree once you've completed this Lambton College program.

Students interested in pursuing Nipissing University's Bachelor of Commerce (12 months) or Bachelor of Business Administration degrees at Lambton College in Sarnia must first obtain the Business Administration – Accounting Advanced Diploma.

Students graduating from the Business Accounting Diploma program at Lambton College will be considered for Management & Organizational Studies, Specialization in Accounting Year 3 at Huron University College.

Accreditations/Certifications

Credentials can be of great benefit in career development. This program provides access to important credentials. Students interested in pursuing the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation must meet specific grade requirements and transfer into the three-year Business Administration –Accounting program at Lambton College. Students interested in becoming a bookkeeper may transfer some of their courses to the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping.  This program has access to a number of university pathways, including Nipissing University’s Bachelor of Commerce or Business Administration degree, which can be completed at Lambton College.


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