Accounting, Audit, and Information Technology (Bachelor of Business Administration) (Co-op)
- Bachelor of Business Administration
- College Code:
- Business and Hospitality
- Program Code:
- Accelerated Delivery:
- Academic Year:
- 2014 / 2015
About the Program
The Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Audit, and Information Technology degree will blend a comprehensive education in each of these disciplines to produce graduates who possess the skills needed in the global business environment. The program addresses the need for professional accountants and auditors with information technology expertise. The curriculum will combine theory, integrated applied projects, and paid work terms. A variety of appropriate technologies will be used throughout the program to facilitate students' learning.
The structure of this accounting degree has been developed in consultation with the professional accounting organizations in the province of Ontario. Currently, a number of our industry accounting partners are undergoing a transition. At Conestoga College, we are continuing our relationship with all of our accrediting partners, and during this transition period, interim agreements between the College and our accounting partners have been formed. For more information regarding this topic please contact the coordinators of this program. We will continue to work with these accrediting bodies to ensure that this degree is well positioned to assist in meeting the respective educational requirements.
Graduates are required to write the certification examinations and to fulfill experience requirements for these organizations after completion of the program.
There are also opportunities for graduates of accounting diploma programs.
The program addresses the need for professional accountants and auditors with expertise in information technology. The curriculum combines theory, integrated applied projects, and paid co-op work terms. A variety of appropriate technologies are used throughout the program to facilitate students' learning.
Length: Four-Year Academic Co-operative Bachelor Degree program
Delivery Sequence: Doon (Kitchener) - September/2014 (Open) - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
First-Year Capacity: 60
Bachelor Degrees in Applied Areas of Study
Conestoga's Bachelor degrees:
- are current and offer a balance of applied study and theory.
- offer integrated content across disciplines including business, liberal arts and sciences.
- offer personal learning experiences with smaller class sizes.
- result in a graduate with thorough knowledge and co-op work experience.
- provide opportunity for further studies in a number of articulation agreements with universities worldwide.
- are government approved and meet all Ministry standards.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older
- A minimum of six (6) Grade 12 courses with a minimum cumulative average of 65%, including two (2) required university (U) level courses and four (4) additional university/college (U or M) level courses
- The following Grade 12 U courses are required:
- Grade 12 U English (ENG4U)
- Grade 12 U Mathematics - Advanced Functions (MHF4U) OR Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) OR Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U). (Advanced Functions is preferred.)
Note re: Admission Requirements
- The minimum cumulative average required for consideration is 65%. Higher averages are often required for admission due to competition for available spaces in the program.
- The following courses are recommended but are not mandatory:
- Introduction to International Business (BBB4M)
- Principles of Financial Accounting (BAT4M)
- Applicants with previous post-secondary education will be assessed on an individual basis in accordance with College and PEQAB guidelines/policies for advanced standing.
- Applicants possessing degrees/diplomas from institutions where the language of instruction was not English will be required to provide test scores as evidence of their English language proficiency. Test scores, if required, would be a minimum of TOEFL 580 with a TWE of 4.5 or iBT 88; IELTS 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0; CAEL 70 with no sub-test band scores less than 60; CAAT D at 65%; or equivalent scores in other recognized standard tests of English.
- We offer a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but all other admission criteria have been met. An applicant will be eligible for admission to the degree program after completion of level 4 of the General Arts and Science - English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%. Placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.
- Academic strength is calculated by averaging all submitted Grade 12 marks (or equivalent) of the required subjects and four additional U or M courses. If more than four additional courses are submitted, the courses with the highest marks will be used.
- A sound mathematical and English background is important for success in this program and is considered during the admission selection process. Minimum cutoffs apply.
Advanced standing is available for students graduating from accounting diploma programs. Students graduating from two-year business - accounting programs may be eligible for admission into second year, requiring a modified timetable to accommodate missing year-one and year-two courses. Students graduating from three-year business administration - accounting programs may be eligible for admission into third year after completing a bridge. Students graduating from co-op programs in accounting will receive credit for two co-op work terms.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition: Please refer to the previous academic year program fee chart for an approximation as fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time.
*Fees are higher for international students on a Student Visa.
*Fees for recreation/athletics, graduation/alumni, insurance, as well as program-related costs such as books and supplies, are additional.
The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website
. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.
For more information, please visit Financial Aid/Awards
- Co-op programs add value to your education. Earn while you apply what you learn in a real workplace environment. See the Co-op and Career Services webpage for more details.
- The College cannot guarantee co-op employment. All co-op students are required to conduct an independent co-op job search in addition to the supports and services provided by the Co-op Office.
Graduates of the program will find employment in financial and managerial accounting, in external and internal audit, and in information systems audit positions.
100% of 2011-2012 graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation.
For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.
For more information on the PLAR process, please contact 519-748-5220 ext 2260, e-mail email@example.com or visit the testing website.
- Prepare financial statements using domestic or international generally accepted accounting principles.
- Recommend to management appropriate accounting and financial techniques for planning and control in domestic or international settings.
- Assess operating and financial policies that are legally compliant, adhere to accounting and control standards, and are ethically, culturally and economically appropriate.
- Plan effective external, internal, or information systems audits.
- Assess employee and organizational information and administration systems through the effective use of information technology which is culturally, legally and ethically appropriate.
- Assess management's application of risk-management techniques to specific business situations.
- Recommend initiatives geared towards improving effectiveness, efficiency and economy of processes, functions, employees, or businesses.
- Assess programs, policies, and practices for alignment with overall organizational goals and objectives in both domestic and international contexts.
- Assess the effect of domestic federal taxation on planning and decision-making for individuals and corporations.
- Communicate effectively in both domestic and international contexts.
- Demonstrate essential employability skills including: ability to collaborate with others, ability to integrate information cross-functionally, critical and creative thinking, self-evaluation of own performance and professional development needs, and leadership.
- Develop an appreciation of the concepts and values required to enhance the quality of life for self and others in the home, workplace and the local and global community through an exploration of selected areas of aesthetics, civic life, culture, personal development, society, work or science and technology.
- Apply the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours gained through the program in Co-op work terms.
Program Advisory Committees
The College appoints Program Advisory Committee members for diploma, degree, certificate and apprenticeship programs. Committees are composed of employers, practitioners and recent program graduates. College representatives (students, faculty, and administrators) are resource persons. Each committee advises the Board on the development of new programs, the monitoring of existing programs and community acceptance of programs.
For a list of the current members, please visit our Program Advisory Committees
Domestic students should apply online at www.ontariocolleges.ca
or by phone at 1-888-892-2228.
60 Corporate Court
Canada N1G 5J3
International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form
. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page
For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.
Conestoga College has been granted a consent by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this applied degree for a seven-year term starting July 21 2009. Conestoga College shall ensure that all students admitted to the above named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame. Application to the Ministry for renewal of the consent to deliver is a prescribed and cyclical requirement for all degree programs at all Ontario colleges.