Business Administration - Accounting

Obtain the business, financial and practical skills you need to succeed in an Accounting career.


Fall 2016
Program Status: Accepting Applications
Program Code: BAB
Location: Peterborough
Coordinator: Shelly York Email
Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Start Dates: September 06, 2016
Tuition and Ancillary Fees (Domestic): $2,442.32 per semester*
Tuition and Ancillary Fees (International): $7,589.35 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.
Winter 2017
Program Status: Accepting Applications
Program Code: BAB
Location: Peterborough
Coordinator: Shelly York Email
Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Start Dates: January 09, 2017
Tuition and Ancillary Fees (Domestic): $2,272.82 per semester*
Tuition and Ancillary Fees (International): $7,479.85 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

Program Highlights:

The three-year Business Administration - Accounting program provides the opportunity to:

  • Participate in an extensive accounting industry work placement; gain valuable hands-on  experience and make important contacts to help you get started in your career.
  • Take courses common to all Business Administration students at Fleming in semester one, and acquire a solid overview of business practices.
  • Specialize in the training you'll need to pursue your career as an accountant in semesters three through six
  • Pursue an advanced accounting certification (ACAF)  with transfer credits

Our faculty members are professionals; CPA’s with industry expertise in wide variety of accounting practices and business organizations, they are also dedicated teachers who will help you succeed.  You’ll graduate prepared to start your accounting career or pursue further studies.

Students who choose to complete the three-year Business Administration – Accounting program gain additional hands–on learning experience in their final year. This applied learning focus prepares students to enter the workforce directly after completing the advanced diploma. They can also go on to pursue their degree, and ultimately their CPA designation, through our many transfer agreements with universities, listed below.


New Work -Integrated Learning Experience:

We have re-designed the program’s applied learning component that takes place in semesters five and six.  Put your education to the test in a new, innovative work- integrated learning experiences including a  capstone course where you will complete an entire accounting cycle for a small, private corporation, and a 14 week work placement with a private, public sector or not- for- profit organization.

Get additional direct experience while giving something back to local communities. Students will also have the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge and hone their interpersonal and communication skills through participation in the Canada Revenue Volunteer Income Tax Preparation Program.  Students will utilize tax software to prepare and e-file tax returns for eligible Kawartha Lake residents.

Career Opportunities:

Job opportunities are available in many sectors, including: banks, manufacturing and service companies, government ministries, and non-profit or charitable organizations. Positions range from junior accountant to financial analyst, as well as accounting technician or auditor, among others

Advance Your Accounting Career:CPA Ontario, Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF):

Program graduates are eligible to pursue their ACAF (Advanced Certification in Accounting and Finance), certification through CPA Ontario.  CPA Canada is the leading business and accounting educator in the country, and the ACAF is the only nationally–recognized, intermediate accounting and finance certificate in Canada. You will be qualified for junior to intermediate-level jobs in business, industry, government and public accounting. This certificate is designed for those who are interested in an accounting career, but don’t want to pursue a professional accounting designation at this time.  

ACAF Transfer Credits:

Students in the three year- Business Administration – Accounting program, with an average of 60% in ACCT5 (Auditing) and ACCT31 (Taxation II), will receive transfer credits for two of the six ACAF technical courses Auditing Fundamentals and Corporate Tax and Remittances.

Fleming College’s recognized transfer courses for ACAF:

For more information on ACAF:


Related Programs:

Accounting Profession Designation 2 + 2 Pathway Option:  

Students interested in pursuing the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation can choose our new, two-year Accounting program. In this program you complete your diploma, and bridging programs at Fleming, and your Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree at the University Of Ontario Institute Of Technology (UOIT), in just four years.  

Business Administration – Accounting : Minimum Admission Requirements:

OSSD with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) level, including:

2 College (C) English courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12)

1 College (C) Math course (Grade 11)

When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted.

Recommended (but not required for admission):

Grade 12 College (C) Math

Mature Students

If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program.

* Students starting in January are required to attend classes over the summer semester.

Additional Costs:

Approximately $1,000 per year for books and supplies.

Transfer Agreements

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