Fleming College Accounting graduates have new pathway to a degree specialization at Trent University

Peterborough, ON (Oct. 5, 2016) – Graduates of Fleming College’s Business Administration – Accounting program have a new pathway to a business degree with a specialization in accounting at Trent University

Fleming College and Trent University have signed a newly-revised pathway agreement that now includes the degree specialization component. The diploma-to-degree agreement allows eligible graduates of the Business Administration – Accounting program to enter the third year of Trent’s Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting degree program. The pathway provides an opportunity for students to seamlessly complete a diploma and a degree in five years.

Business Administration – Accounting is a three-year advanced diploma program within Fleming’s School of Business. A foundational aspect of the program is a focus on experiential learning. Students have the opportunity to complete a full-time, four-month field placement at the end of the program, providing them with extensive, real-world knowledge.

“The hands-on experience our students receive in this program positions them well to continue their studies at Trent University. Their practical knowledge combined with the degree specialization will allow students to expand their skill set and excel in their field,” said Maxine Mann, Dean of the School of Business and the School of Trades and Technology.

“This program is designed to help facilitate the learning pathway that accounting students have started at Fleming, and builds upon a long-standing relationship between the two institutions,” said Dr. Kirk Collins, director of the School of Business at Trent University. “While at Trent, students will continue to amass the requisite knowledge that will allow them to be successful in the pursuit of their CPA, or whichever path they so choose in the accounting field.”

Accounting is one of the many specializations offered through the Trent University Business Administration program. Students have the ability to combine Finance, Accounting, Management, Entrepreneurship, HR, Information Systems and E-Commerce with just about any other subject – arts or science.

Fleming College and Trent University have a number of diploma-to-degree pathways available to eligible Fleming students. For more information, visit: http://flemingcollege.ca/education-pathways/trent-university

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

About Trent University
One of Canada’s top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that’s personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent’s unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent’s students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent’s Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham – Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.




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