Business Administration - Accounting
Program Code: BACC (Full-Time) Length of Program: Three-Year Co-op Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Advanced Diploma Starts: Sep (Open)
Mobile Learning Program
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 GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 2 ACC-2004 Accounting Theory and Practice II ACC-3403 Computerized Accounting Systems 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 FIN-1203 Financial Management I GED-XXX3 General Education Elective STA-1103 Business Statistics MAN-1163 Organizational Behaviour Term 4 ACC-4804 Intermediate Accounting II ACC-4204 Management Accounting II FIN-2203 Financial Management II FIN-1114 Taxation I GED-XXX3 General Education Elective JSS-1001 Job Search and Success Term 5 CPL-1049 Co-op Work Term (optional) Term 6 BUS-5503 Entrepreneurship I MKT-1103 Social Media Marketing MKT-1143 Marketing Fundamentals MAN-1103 Human Resource Management FIN-2113 Taxation II Term 7 BUS-6503 Entrepreneurship II ACC-3503 Management Information Systems PHL-1253 Ethical Leadership and Critical Decision Making BUS-1103 Global Business Principles MAN-1033 Operations Management

Looking for a program that leads to a rewarding career, 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! This program can lead to various pathways to professional accounting credentials that can be beneficial to career development.

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.

Program Capabilities outline what skills students should possess as they progress through each term/year of their program.

Co-op students and employers will find this information most useful and can reference this capabilities document to ensure students are gaining the experience they need to fulfull the program requirements.

The student will be capable of the following skills by the end of the term indicated:

Co-op Term

  • Apply knowledge of the human resources function to the management of an organization 
  • Apply knowledge of the marketing function to the management of an organization 
  • Apply accounting knowledge to the management of an organization 
  • Apply business technology skills and knowledge to support the management of an organization 
  • Work in a manner consistent with legal and professional standards, practices, and protocols 
  • Work and communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, and others 
  • Record financial transactions in compliance with appropriate accounting standards for sole proprietorships, partnerships, private and publicly accountable corporations 
  • Prepare and present financial statements, reports and other documents in compliance with appropriate accounting standards for sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations

Upon Graduation

  • Develop customer-service strategies to meet the needs of internal and external customers 
  • Apply strategies to creatively organize, lead, and assume the risks of an organization 
  • Apply accounting and financial knowledge to the management of an organization 
  • Apply knowledge of operations management to the management of an organization 
  • Apply research skills to gather, interpret, analyze, and evaluate data 
  • Utilize the concepts and business applications of computer information systems 
  • Apply creative problem-solving skills to address business problems and opportunities 
  • Apply knowledge of the impact of the social, cultural, technological, economic, and political variables to business decision making 
  • Apply leadership and management knowledge and skills to assist in the planning, directing, and controlling of an organization 
  • Communicate business-related information persuasively and accurately in oral, written, and graphic formats 
  • Assist in the development of a business plan by collaborating with members of a cross-functional team 
  • Develop strategies for personal and professional development to manage job stress, enhance work performance, and maximize career opportunities 
  • Apply time management, planning and meeting skills to facilitate the completion of tasks and to meet deadlines in a business environment 
  • Contribute to strategic analysis and decision-making by applying management accounting concepts 
  • Prepare individual and Canadian-controlled private corporations income tax returns and individuals’ basic tax planning in compliance with relevant legislation and regulations 
  • Analyze and evaluate organizational structures and the interdependence of functional areas, and contribute to the development of strategies which positively impact financial performance 
  • Contribute to strategic analysis and decision-making by applying financial management concepts

For co-op information, contact:
Co-op & Career Services
519-542-7751 x 3455