Business Administration - Accounting
Program Code: BACC (Full-Time) Length of Program: Three-Year Co-op Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Term 1 ACC-1004 Accounting Theory and Practice I BUS-1234 Computer Applications for Business COM-1013 Critical Thinking and Writing ECO-1123 Microeconomics MTH-1223 Business Mathematics I MAN-1103 Human Resources Management Term 2 ACC-2004 Accounting Theory and Practice II BUS-1603 Entrepreneurial Mindset COM-2013 Communications for Business ECO-1113 Macroeconomics MTH-2223 Business Mathematics II LAW-1003 Business Law Academic Break Academic Break Term 3 ACC-3804 Intermediate Accounting I ACC-3204 Management Accounting I MKT-1143 Marketing Fundamentals JSS-1001 Job Search and Success STA-1103 Business Statistics MAN-1163 Organizational Behaviour Term 4 ACC-4804 Intermediate Accounting II ACC-4204 Management Accounting II MAN-1033 Operations Management FIN-1114 Taxation I ACC-3403 Computerized Accounting Systems I Term 5 CPL-1049 Co-op Work Term (optional) Term 6 BUS-5503 Entrepreneurship I FIN-2113 Taxation II GED-XXX3 General Education Elective GED-XXX3 General Education Elective ACC-5803 Intermediate Accounting III FIN-1203 Financial Management I Term 7 BUS-6503 Entrepreneurship II ACC-3503 Management Information Systems PHL-1253 Ethical Leadership and Critical Decision Making GED-XXX3 General Education Elective FIN-2203 Financial Management II

Looking for a program that leads to a rewarding career in accounting, that challenges students to develop valuable critical thinking and analytical skills, and has an option for a simple pathway to a university degree – then the three-year Business Administration – Accounting program is definitely the right fit for you! This program can lead to various pathways to professional accounting credentials that can be beneficial to career development and advancement. Graduates of this program pursue careers as managerial accountants, financial analysts, tax professional, auditors and small business controllers.

Students in this program receive a well-rounded and thorough education in important aspects of business such as human resources, law and marketing in addition to the comprehensive accounting courses taught by Lambton's accounting faculty who bring a wealth of industry experience and all hold the Chartered Professional Accountants designation. There is a focus on developing strong communication, planning, teamwork, and analytical skills while studying accounting theory and practice, financial statement analysis, cost management and control, taxation, and computerized accounting systems.

Experiential Learning Opportunities 

Because practical work experiences are vital, students are given the option to participate in a co-op work experience in term 5. This provides exposure to a business environment and valuable work experience in the accounting field. In the final year of the program students utilize all their knowledge, skills, and abilities gained over the duration of their program in the Entrepreneurship capstone courses. Through a series of culminating reports and presentations, students showcase these skills to corporate partners who provide feedback and enhance this experiential learning opportunity.

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates have the skills to begin careers in accounting from entry to middle-level management. Accountants are needed in all business sectors – public and private. These could include government and agencies, public accounting firms, small and large manufacturers, retailers, 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. Some graduates have opted to participate in entrepreneurial opportunities.

Tuition Fees

Please Note: These fees apply to the 2022-2023 academic year and are subject to change. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

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