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 Fees (Domestic): $2,015.24 per semester*
Tuition Fees (International): $6,993.10 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

Program Highlights

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

  • Participate in a work placement with a business or industry for hands-on experience.
  • Take part in courses common to all Business Administration students at Fleming in semesters one and two which provides 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.

Our program is taught by professionals who have worked in the accounting field for many years.  You’ll graduate prepared to start your accounting career or pursue further studies for professional designation.

Accounting Profession Changes

Students interested in a career in accounting should know that in June, 2014 the recognized professional accounting bodies in Ontario, CPA Ontario and CGA Ontario signed a unification agreement.

More details can be found on the CPA Ontario website.

Work Experience

Put your education to the test. As part of your studies, you will complete a minimum of 140 hours of field placement. You'll arrange these placements, with the support of your program co-ordinator, during the course of study. This experience in a business or industry will give you the chance to put your education to work and provide contacts and a network for future employment.

You will also have opportunities to get additional direct experience while giving something back to local communities. Students volunteer to prepare tax returns for low income residents in Peterborough and Lindsay. This exercise gives them practice with the most up-to-date tax accounting software as well as interpersonal and communication skills.


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.

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.

Related Programs and Further Study

If you have taken courses with the goal of transferring your credits into the CGA program, it is important that you complete a transfer credit evaluation for the CGA program before August 31, 2015 so you can bridge to the CPA program and receive recognition for your transfer credits. More information is available on the CGA website:

Additional Costs

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

Transfer Agreements

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