Trent University and Centennial College Launch New Business Diploma + Degree Four-Year Pathway
Graduates of Centennial’s Business Accounting diploma can complete Bachelor of Business Administration at Trent in two years
A new articulation agreement between Trent University and Centennial College is providing a seamless pathway for Centennial College students to complete a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in two years at Trent’s School of Business after completing their two-year Business Accounting diploma at Centennial.
Under the new 2+2 agreement, students can earn both a college diploma and a university degree in just four years of study. Centennial graduates with a Business Accounting diploma and a minimum GPA of 3.5 will be able to transfer all of their credits to Trent. With an additional two years of study at Trent University, they will be eligible to obtain a four-year Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (B.B.A.).
“Our partnership with Centennial College—the first ever 2+2 agreement between Trent and Centennial—reflects our commitment to providing students with more opportunities to set and achieve academic aspirations and career goals,” says Dr. Byron Lew, professor of Economics and acting director of Trent’s School of Business. “Trent’s School of Business will help build on the knowledge and hands-on training of Centennial graduates with an accounting diploma by not only introducing more advanced theory, but also by challenging the way they think about present and future economic challenges and what qualities will be required of business leaders.”
Centennial graduates pursuing their B.B.A. at Trent will also be eligible to complete a specialization in accounting. Undertaking a specialization in accounting will help students to further develop skills that are in high demand, and prepare to obtain valuable professional designations like the Chartered Professional Accounting certification.
Centennial’s two-year business accounting program is a launching pad for careers in business accounting by building foundational skills. It prepares students for the workforce by building their proficiency in key software, and teaching a rigorous curriculum in financial and managerial accounting.
“At Centennial College, we prepare our students to succeed in the workforce, and for the learning continuum.” says Dr. Rahim Karim, associate vice president of Partnerships, Pathways and Internationalization. “This new 2+2 agreement with Trent’s School of Business enhances the educational options that we are able to offer.”
Graduates from Centennial College, located in Scarborough, will be able to pursue their studies at either Trent’s Durham GTA campus in Oshawa or its main campus in Peterborough.
About Trent University
One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that's personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.
About Centennial College
Established in 1966, Centennial is Ontario's first public college serving the Greater Toronto area through five campuses and two satellite locations. Its record is one of exemplary teaching, innovative programming and extensive partnership building. Centennial College supports more than 25,000 full-time and 19,000 part-time learners annually. It offers more than 300 full-time and part-time programs that emphasize practical experience such as laboratory learning, work placement, individual and group projects and paid co-op education.
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