Business Administration - Accounting

Please note: We are not currently accepting applications for this program.

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.

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

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:

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ACCA Accreditation - NEW

ACCA Accredited Program Badge

Our program is now accredited with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), an internationally recognized professional accounting body. Graduates are eligible for selected exemptions when pursuing their ACCA designation. If you are interested in working outside of Canada, this globally-recognized accreditation will open a world of opportunities for you. Fleming is one of only four colleges in Ontario accedited by the ACCA.

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.

AACSB International Membership

Our Business School is a member of AACSB International, a global non-profit association that connects educators, students, and business to create the next generation of great leaders.

AACSB International

Additional Costs:

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

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