School of Business


Make strides even before you graduate towards completing your Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

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, B.A. (Western), M.A. (Queen’s), Ph.D. (Ottawa), LLM (Western), CPA, CGA

Degrees Offered:

  • B.B.A.


  • Durham GTA
  • Peterborough

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Resume Boosters:

  • Prepare for your CPA designation or springboard into an M.B.A.
  • Complete 100-hours of hands-on professional experience through an internship with business sector companies and organizations
  • Network with industry experts and organizations through program-led events
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Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

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

Popular Courses:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Skills
  • Entrepreneurship
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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%

Program Requirements:

  • A 4U Math
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