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School of Business

School of Business


Program Coordinator:

Kirk Collins, Ph.D (Ottawa), LLM (Western), MA (Queen's), BA (Western), CPA, CGA
Director, School of Business and Associate Professor of Accounting

Email: kirkcollins@trentu.ca

BBA, Specilization in Accounting

The Specialization in Accounting (involving a total of 5.5 credits) is available to students in the B.B.A. Program.

The transcripts of students graduating with an Honours degree who have successfully completed the requirements of the Specialization will contain the notation "with a Specialization in Accounting".

Graduating students who have fulfilled the requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration may apply for a Specialization in Accounting if they have successfully completed the following 5.5 credits with a minimum grade of 65% in each and an overall average of at least 70%.

Course Requirements for a Specialization in Accounting:
3.5 credits consisting of:

ADMN 1021H - Financial Accounting I
ADMN 2021H - Financial Accounting II
ADMN 3021H - Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting
ADMN 3121H - Intermediate Management Accounting
ADMN 3200H - Financial Management
ADMN 3221H - Intermediate Financial Accounting I
ADMN 3321H - Intermediate Financial Accounting II

Plus two (2.0) credits from these:

ADMN-COIS 1620H: Introduction to Information Systems
ADMN 3250H: The Legal Environment of Business
ADMN 3700H: Investments
ADMN 3710H: Taxation—Individual
ADMN-4300H: Financial Management II
ADMN 4710H: Taxation—Corporate
ADMN 4301H: Auditing
ADMN 4302H: Advanced Management Accounting
ADMN 4303H: Advanced Financial Accounting



Students planning on pursuing their CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant) designation, must ensure that they have taken all of the courses required required for the CPA PEP.  More information can be found on the CPA Ontario website.

The chart below indicates the Trent course requirements for each of the CPA PEP course modules:

CPA PEP Course Modules - Trent Course Requirements (Current as of Sept. 2016)
M1 Introductory Financial Accounting ADMN-1021H, ADMN-2021H
M2 Introductory Management Accounting ADMN-3021H
M3 Economics ECON-1010H, ECON-1020H
M4 Statistics ADMN-ECON-2200H
M5 Intermediate and Advanced Financial ADMN-3221H, ADMN-3321H, ADMN-4303H
M6 Corporate Finance ADMN-3200H, ADMN-4300H
M7 Audit and Assurance ADMN-4301H
M8 Tax ADMN-3710H, ADMN-4710H
M9 Intermediate and Advanced Management Accounting ADMN-3121H, ADMN-4302H
M10 Strategy and Governance ADMN-4030H
M11 Business Law ADMN-3250H
M12 Information Technology COIS-1620H