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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Accounting

Program details

Faculty
Business and Information Technology

Degree
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

Experiential learning
Capstone
Experiential work term
Internship
Research study

Delivery method
Hybrid online/in-class
In-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, North Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Four years

Program load
Full-time

OUAC code
DBG

Overview

students in a traditional lecture hall with professor at front Prepare yourself for an exciting career as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) in our accredited Accounting program.

Our Commerce program's Accounting major provides excellent preparation for an exciting career as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). Our program is accredited by CPA Ontario and if you complete all required courses, you will be eligible to enter the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). You will acquire up-to-date knowledge and develop the professional judgment and critical thinking skills that are essential for today’s—and tomorrow’s—professional accountants.

Accounting graduates who are eligible for CPA PEP can apply to our Graduate Diploma in Accounting, which allows you to complete the first four modules of the PEP during the summer following graduation.


When I first started in the Commerce program here, I quickly fell in love with the people. The first day of Orientation, I met a group of incredible friends who are still by my side three years later. After attending a CPA Ontario Networking Session, I decided that the accounting path was perfect for me. The professors here want you to succeed, and will give you the connections you need to set yourself up for the career you want. Because of the opportunities given to me by the university, I have already received full-time job offers for when I graduate in 2022. Hannah Oegema Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Accounting, International Business minor Class of 2022


Admissions

Admissions


Current Ontario secondary school students must complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six 4U or 4M credits including English (ENG4U) with a minimum average of 60 per cent and one of Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) or Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U) with a minimum average of 60 per cent. 

Note: Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken, and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.


Last year's cut-off70 per cent
Expected cut-offlow 70s

Program details

Faculty
Business and Information Technology

Degree
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

Experiential learning
Capstone
Experiential work term
Internship
Research study

Delivery method
Hybrid online/in-class
In-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, North Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Four years

Program load
Full-time

OUAC code
DBG

Contact information

Career opportunities

  • accountant
  • auditor
  • banker
  • consultant
  • controller
  • credit analyst
  • financial analyst
  • financial planner
  • tax accountant

Experiential learning

You will gain hands-on experience as you learn how to apply theory to the processes of business decision-making and problem-solving. Our Accounting major includes the opportunity to participate in internship work placements (locally or aboard) or Capstone study projects in which you work within a team to provide consulting services to one of our industry partners.

Our emphasis on experiential learning also includes the integration of case study analysis, computer simulations, field-based projects and problem-solving activities into our courses. In addition, students can enrich their opportunities for experiential learning by participating in student competitions and various student clubs/organizations.


Did you know?

of Business and IT students participate in experiential learning
companies provide paid internships and Capstone opportunities
  • Sample courses
    • Advanced Financial Accounting
    • Advanced Managerial Accounting
    • Advanced Taxation
    • Auditing Standards and Applications
    • Intermediate Financial Accounting I
    • Intermediate Financial Accounting II
    • Intermediate Financial Accounting III
    • Intermediate Managerial Accounting
    • Introduction to Financial Accounting
    • Introduction to Managerial Accounting
    • Introduction to Taxation


    The first two years of the program have a common curriculum featuring simulations, teamwork and case studies. In your third year, students can proceed to the Accounting major.

    A full program map is available in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar. Courses are subject to change without notice.