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Business Administration – Accounting

ACBUDouglas A. Smith Family School of Business

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Key Details

Program Start Dates

September 2024

January 2025

Please visit Ontario College Application Service to learn more about start dates.

Program Delivery

Flex / Full-time


Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Program Duration

6 Semesters

Program Contacts

Chris Morin, CPA

Program Coordinator / Professor

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705-566-8101 ext.6486
International Admissions
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Program Overview

Cutting-edge tech meets conventional, hands-on accounting

A compelling mix of traditional lectures and first-hand training in the latest industry software makes this advanced diploma program your ticket to a rewarding business career. Get ready for the real world with an intense focus on various essential accounting systems, blended with a well-rounded economics and business education.

Traditional lectures, formal presentations, interactive discussions, individual work, and practical case studies model the real business world. An in-depth concentration on accounting is balanced with a broad education in related areas of business, with courses in financial accounting, managerial skills, finance, cost accounting systems, auditing, computerized accounting, and personal and corporate income taxation. The final semester provides a placement and networking opportunities.

Program Highlights

Program highlights

  • Hands-on training in the latest accounting software
  • Placement in semester 6
  • Networking opportunities
  • Successful grads can fast-track through degree-related programs at partner universities


Admission requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C) or (U)
  • Any grade 11 mathematics (C), (U), or (M)

International Student Admissions

Are you an international student? Learn more about additional requirements.

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Additional admission requirements


  • Computer competency in relevant software

Academic Upgrading

Are you missing admission requirements? Strengthen your academic skills for free at your own pace through Academic Upgrading!

Program Delivery

Program delivery


Fall term start
SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Winter 2026
SEMESTER 5:  Fall 2026
SEMESTER 6:  Winter 2027

Winter term start

SEMESTER 1:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 2:  Spring 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Winter 2026
SEMESTER 5:  Fall 2026
SEMESTER 6:  Winter 2027

Program of Study

Program of study for 2024-25 Academic Year

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
ACC 1045Introduction to Accounting3
BUS 1125Business Professionalism3
BUS 1146Introduction to Business Management3
BUS 1211Business Mathematics3
ECN 1101Microeconomics3
ENG 1002College Communications3
ISP 3026Spreadsheets for Business3
Semester 2
ACC 1050Financial Accounting3
BUS 1111Business Research Methods3
BUS 1153CSR and Ethics3
BUS 1212Financial Mathematics3
ECN 1202Macroeconomics3
MKT 1204Foundations of Marketing3
One General Education course. 13
Semester 3
ACC 1028Intermediate Accounting I4
ACC 2321Introduction to Management Accounting4
ACC 1060Accounting Applications3
BUS 1233Statistics3
BUS 2320Business Law3
One General Education course. 13
Semester 4
ACC 3502Introduction to Audit4
ACC 1027Personal Taxation4
ACC 1029Intermediate Accounting II4
FIN 1016Introduction to Finance3
IND 1011Indigenous Business and Economics3
One General Education course. 13
Semester 5
ACC 1114Corporate Taxation4
ACC 1130Intermediate Accounting III4
ACC 1128Intermediate Management Accounting4
FIN 1017Corporate Finance3
QMM 1003Business Analytics4
Semester 6
ACC 1030Business Leadership3
ACC 3610Field Placement7
ACC 1035Strategy and Governance4
BUS 1037Project Management3
Total Credits119

For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.


Tuition Cost

Canadian Students

$3,996.30Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

International Students

$17,608.33Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

Important Notice

Fees presented are estimates based on projections for future academic year(s) of study. Actual fees charged may differ from what is published here. A full detailed listing of all fees is available in myCambrian and updated annually no later than May 1 for the following academic year. Students in Academic Upgrading are responsible for any fees listed on their invoice each term.

Tuition and ancillary fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Books and supplies

Books and supplies may be required at the course level over and above what is estimated above. Please consult your professor/instructor for further information.

College may be more affordable than you think!

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Work-integrated learning (WIL)

Take your education beyond the classroom!

Cambrian programs blend academic learning, hands-on training, and community involvement opportunities to help you achieve your ultimate goal – your dream career. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios within and outside of the classroom through work-integrated learning. Whether it be a capstone project, co-op, practicum, preceptorship component, or placement, you’ll benefit from a practical, job-related experience before you graduate.

Field of Study

Douglas A. Smith Family School of Business

Cambrian’s Douglas A. Smith Family School of Business offers a wide range of programs designed to ignite your potential. Create your own narrative with programs that combine classroom knowledge with real-world experience. Cambrian gives you the tools to succeed in the compelling and fast-paced business sector.

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Specific program pathways

Honours Bachelor of Business Administration – advanced standing opportunity

Graduates from this program (or equivalent) meeting a 2.5 GPA requirement are eligible for advanced standing in the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration program and will receive direct entry into Year 3 and have a potential to receive additional transfer credits.

College/university degree opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at college/university and may receive credit for their prior College education.

Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.

Career Outcomes

Employment opportunities

Graduates can pursue a wide range of excellent career opportunities with financial institutions (banking and finance), public accounting firms, large private and public companies, government agencies, tax preparation and financial planning firms, and retail sector organizations. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities as:

  • General accountants
  • Accounting technicians/staff accountants/cost accountants
  • Internal auditors
  • Small business operators
  • Treasurers/financial analysts
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Need a career coach?

Explore how this program can lead to a great career! Cambrian’s Career Coach platform is a user-friendly, online tool that provides up-to-date and comprehensive labour market data to help you explore career options, salary expectations for the Greater Sudbury region, and more!

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Minimum technology requirements

Success in this program requires that you come equipped with some program-specific technology requirements.

Bring your own device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD principle to both enrich the student learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure flexibility!

Ready to take the first step?

Start gaining the highest level of skills at Cambrian now – and you’ll be ready to take advantage of the many career opportunities waiting for you just around the corner. The future is yours!

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