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Oct 12 2017

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Business Administration – Accounting

Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma College Code: CONS School: Business and Hospitality Program Code: 0011 Accelerated Delivery: No Campus: DO Academic Year: 2017 / 2018

About the Program

Business Administration – Accounting is one of five business administration programs at Conestoga College. Students in this advanced diploma program acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for careers in an intermediate-level accounting position, along with the fundamentals necessary for advancement to managerial positions. Advanced financial accounting, managerial skills, cost-accounting systems and controls, computerized accounting and income tax knowledge are emphasized. Students learn computer skills in up-to-date labs, gaining familiarity with current versions of accounting software and other business software. The Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA) recognizes many courses in this program for credit towards their Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) designation.

Program Information

Length: Three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program
Delivery Sequence:
Doon (Kitchener) – September/2017 – Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter
Doon (Kitchener) – January/2018 – Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September and January
First-Year Capacity: 80 September, 25 January


  • Graduates of the Business Administration – Accounting program can apply directly to the third year of Conestoga College s Bachelor of Applied Business – Accounting, Audit and Information Technology degree. Graduates of this diploma program would receive credit for the first two years of the AAIT degree program if they maintain a 70% overall average and upon completion of two small additional course modules. Diploma graduates would normally start in September and complete two co-op terms. Graduates with work experience may also receive credit towards one or two work terms.

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with mature student status (See Mature Student definition for details.)
  • Grade 12 compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1270)
  • Grade 12 Mathematics, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics (MATH1375)
  • For more information on preparatory programs, visit Academic Upgrading

Admission Procedures

  • An academic strength is calculated by averaging the submitted marks of required subjects. If more than one mark is received for a required subject, the highest mark will be used in the calculation.
  • Ten (10) additional marks are added to each Advanced level, OAC, U, U/C, and post-secondary course used in the calculation of academic strength.
  • A sound mathematical and English background is important for success in this program and is considered during the admission selection process. Minimum cutoffs apply.
  • Tuition Fees

    Tuition fee details for the 2017-2018 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.

    Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2016 / 2017) for Business Administration – Accounting – Program # 0011

    Doon – Fall 2017 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2017-09-05)

    Financial Assistance

    The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

    Graduate Opportunities

    Graduates may find work in a broad range of employment settings in all sectors of business and industry including banks and other financial institutions, government offices, public accounting firms, small business, self-employment, tax preparation firms, and financial planning firms.

    On average, 85% of graduates from the last three years (2013 to 2015) found employment within six months of graduation.

    For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website:

    Pathways Credit Transfer

    Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.

    Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

    Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student s Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

    Learn more about PLAR.

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