Accounting (B.B.A)

Accounting is more than just crunching numbers — it’s the essential language of business. This specialization in the School of Business is designed to give you the opportunity to study accounting in depth, preparing you for a potential future as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).


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%:

3.5 ADMN credits consisting of ADMN 1021H, 2021H, 3021H, 3121H, 3200H, 3221H, and 3321H
2.0 ADMN credits from ADMN 1620H, 3250H, 3700H, 3710H, 4301H, 4302H, 4303H, or 4710H

Program Coordinator

K. Collins, BA (Western), MA (Queen’s), PhD (Ottawa), LLM (Western), CPA, CGA

Accounting students collaborating in a class.

Career Opportunities

  • Accountant
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Investment Banker
  • Stockbroker
  • Consultant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Tax Accountant

Featured Career

Financial Auditors & Accountants

Financial auditors examine and analyze the accounting and financial records of individuals and establishments to ensure accuracy and compliance with established accounting standards and procedures. Accountants plan, organize and administer accounting systems for individuals and establishments. Articling students in accounting firms are included in this unit group. Financial auditors and accountants are employed by auditing and accounting firms throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed. 

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Source: Government of Canada