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School of Business

School of Business


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 based on information provided by CPA:


CPA PEP Course Modules - Trent Course Requirements (March 7, 2018)

   IFA Introductory Financial Accounting ADMN-1021H,
   IMA Introductory Management Accounting ADMN-3021H
   ECO Economics ECON-1010H,
   STA Statistics ADMN-ECON-2200H
   IF1 Intermediate Financial Accounting I ADMN-3221H
   IF2 Intermediate Financial Accounting II ADMN-3321H
   AFR Advanced Financial Accounting  ADMN-4303H
   COF Corporate Finance ADMN-3200H,
   AUA Audit and Assurance ADMN-4301H
   TAX Tax ADMN-3710H,
   MAA Intermediate and Advanced Management Accounting ADMN-3121H,
   TAX Strategy and Governance ADMN-4030H
   BUL Business Law ADMN-3250H
   ITE Information Technology COIS-1620H

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