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Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting, Audit and Information Technology

Credential:
Bachelor of Business Administration
College Code:
CONS
School:
Business and Hospitality
Program Code:
1241C
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
DO
Academic Year:
2017 / 2018

About the Program

This unique degree program, delivered at the honours level, provides a comprehensive education in accounting, audit, and information technology 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 and combines theory, integrated applied projects, and paid co-op work terms.

Our degree meets the undergraduate educational requirements for direct entry into the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Professional Education Program (PEP) which is part of an individual's path to obtaining their full CPA designation.

There are also opportunities for graduates of accounting diploma programs.

Conestoga is a member of AACSB Internationalβ€”The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Program Information

Length: Four-year Academic Co-operative Bachelor's degree program
Delivery Sequence:
         Doon (Kitchener) - September/2017 (Open) - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter | Fall | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall
         Doon (Kitchener) - January/2018 (Open) - Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Fall | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September and January
First-Year Capacity: September 60, January 15

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Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2016 / 2017) for Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting, Audit and Information Technology - Program # 1241c

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
Program Services Fee $132.55 $132.55
Full time Degree Tuition $3450.00 $3450.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $4368.80 $4082.80
Year Total   $8451.60
Doon - Fall 2016 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
Program Services Fee $132.55 $132.55
Full time Degree Tuition $3450.00 $3450.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $4368.80 $4082.80
Year Total   $8451.60
Doon - Fall 2016 Level 5 & 6 & 7 (Program Start: 2014-09-02)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $0.00 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $0.00 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $0.00 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $0.00 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $0.00 $133.35
Program Services Fee $198.83 $0.00 $198.83
Full time Degree Tuition $3450.00 $0.00 $3450.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $0.00 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $0.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $0.00 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $0.00 $12.50
Session Total $4435.08 $0.00 $4149.08
Year Total     $8584.16
Doon - Fall 2016 Level 8 & 9 & 10 (Program Start: 2013-09-03)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
Student Priority Fee $0.00 $0.00 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $0.00 $0.00 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $0.00 $27.80
Administration Fee $0.00 $0.00 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $0.00 $0.00 $133.35
Program Services Fee $0.00 $0.00 $198.83
Full time Degree Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $3450.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $0.00 $0.00 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $0.00 $0.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $0.00 $0.00 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $0.00 $0.00 $12.50
Session Total $286.00 $0.00 $4149.08
Year Total     $4435.08
Doon - Fall 2016 Level 8 & 9 & 10 (Program Start: 2013-05-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $0.00 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $0.00 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $0.00 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $0.00 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $0.00 $133.35
Program Services Fee $132.55 $0.00 $132.55
Full time Degree Tuition $3450.00 $0.00 $3450.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $0.00 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $0.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $0.00 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $0.00 $12.50
Session Total $4368.80 $0.00 $4082.80
Year Total     $8451.60
Doon - Fall 2016 Level 11 (Program Start: 2012-09-04)
Description Fall 2016
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
Program Services Fee $198.83
Full time Degree Tuition $3450.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $4435.08
Doon - Fall 2016 Level 11 (Program Start: 2012-05-07)
Description Fall 2016
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
Program Services Fee $0.00
Full time Degree Tuition $3450.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $4236.25
Year Total $4236.25
Doon - Winter 2017 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2017-01-09)
Description Winter 2017 Spring 2017
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
Program Services Fee $132.55 $132.55
Full time Degree Tuition $3450.00 $3450.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $191.62 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $4274.42 $4082.80
Year Total   $8357.22

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2016 / 2017) for
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting, Audit and Information Technology - Program # 1241c


Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $6500.00 $6500.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
Program Services Fee $132.55 $132.55
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $8057.80 $7507.80
Year Total   $15565.60

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $6500.00 $6500.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
Program Services Fee $132.55 $132.55
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $8057.80 $7507.80
Year Total   $15565.60

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 5 & 6 & 7 (Program Start: 2014-09-02)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
International Program Tuition $6500.00 $0.00 $6500.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $0.00 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $0.00 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $0.00 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $0.00 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $0.00 $133.35
Program Services Fee $198.83 $0.00 $198.83
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $0.00 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $0.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $0.00 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $0.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $0.00 $12.50
Session Total $8124.08 $0.00 $7574.08
Year Total     $15698.16

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 8 & 9 & 10 (Program Start: 2013-09-03)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
International Program Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $6500.00
Student Priority Fee $0.00 $0.00 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $0.00 $0.00 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $0.00 $27.80
Administration Fee $0.00 $0.00 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $0.00 $0.00 $133.35
Program Services Fee $0.00 $0.00 $198.83
CSI Capital Development Fee $0.00 $0.00 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $0.00 $0.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $0.00 $0.00 $4.56
ISR $0.00 $0.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $0.00 $0.00 $12.50
Session Total $550.00 $0.00 $7574.08
Year Total     $8124.08

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 8 & 9 & 10 (Program Start: 2013-05-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
International Program Tuition $6500.00 $0.00 $6500.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $0.00 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $0.00 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $0.00 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $0.00 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $0.00 $133.35
Program Services Fee $132.55 $0.00 $132.55
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $0.00 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $0.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $0.00 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $0.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $0.00 $12.50
Session Total $8057.80 $0.00 $7507.80
Year Total     $15565.60


Doon - Fall 2016 Level 11 (Program Start: 2012-09-04)
Description Fall 2016
International Program Tuition $6500.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
Program Services Fee $198.83
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
ISR $0.00
International Health Insurance $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $7749.08
Doon - Fall 2016 Level 11 (Program Start: 2012-05-07)
Description Fall 2016
International Program Tuition $6500.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
Program Services Fee $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
ISR $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $7550.25
Year Total $7550.25

Doon - Winter 2017 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2017-01-09)
Description Winter 2017 Spring 2017
International Program Tuition $6500.00 $6500.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
Program Services Fee $132.55 $132.55
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $401.50 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7909.30 $7507.80
Year Total   $15417.10

Financial Assistance

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 Services/Awards.

Co-op Information

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates may find employment in financial and managerial accounting, in external and internal audit, and in information systems audit positions.

On average, 75% of graduates from the last three years (2013 to 2015) found employment within six 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

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

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.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details for 2017 / 2018
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
ACCT71100 Introduction to Financial Accounting

Description: This course in financial accounting reviews the accounting cycle and the preparation of financial statements. Topics include accounting for merchandising activities, accounting for cash, temporary investments and accounts receivable, inventories and cost of goods sold, capital assets, current and long-term liabilities, partnership accounting and accounting for corporations, the cash flow statement.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ACCT71510 Spreadsheet and Accounting Applications

Description: Students will be introduced to and use a spreadsheet program for decision making purposes. An understanding of some of the features available with spreadsheets will be provided to help students identify uses in accounting analysis. Students will use a variety of computer accounting applications within the software package.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ECON71050 Introduction to Microeconomics

Description: This Degree Level course introduces students to basic microeconomic terminology, concepts, methodology and theories, and provides an understanding of firm behaviour under various market structures in an international setting, and their application to current global microeconomic issues. Topics of study include: supply and demand, elasticity concepts and their application; consumer theory; production, costs, and the determination of equilibrium price and output under different market models- perfect competition, monopolistic competition, monopoly and oligopoly; government export taxes/subsidies and regulation of the market, and international trade.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH71775 Business Math

Description: The purpose of this degree-level course is to provide the student with a full spectrum of problem solving tools within the Mathematics of Finance. Topics include: Mathematics of merchandising, Cost-Volume-Profit analysis, simple interest, compound interest, annuities and their many applications including amortization, mortgages, and perpetuities.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

SOC71500 Group Dynamics

Description: This course will focus on comprehensive theoretical understanding of group process, personal skill development and application through intensive team work. These skills are of critical importance in both professional and social settings. Through guided exploration and application of theoretical paradigms and practical strategies, students will achieve the necessary skills to succeed in and lead effective teams. The course consists in an intensive experiential approach – learning by doing – enabling participants to become effective, practiced team members with experience applying skills necessary for leadership, analysis and evaluation, problem solving, and conflict management. Individual and team activities enhance participants' skills to work with a variety of personalities in diverse situations, and to effectively assume various professional roles within a team.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
ACCT71250 Intermediate Financial Accounting I

Description: This course focuses on the asset side of the balance sheet. The first part of the course covers financial reporting and accounting concepts, income statement and balance sheet presentation, the cash flow statement, and revenue and expense recognition. The valuation of notes receivable, investment in debt securities, and leases are studied. The second half of the course covers cash, receivables, inventory and cost of goods sold, temporary and long-term investments, and capital assets.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: ACCT1100 or ACCT71100
CoRequisites:

ACCT71260 Managerial Accounting I

Description: This course provides students with an understanding of the main concepts and practices of management accounting. Topics include: cost accounting fundamentals, job order costing, activity based costing, preparation of budgets, variance analysis, standard costs and variable costs.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: ACCT1100 or ACCT71100
CoRequisites:

ENGL71000 Academic Communications

Description: This course is intended to develop the communication skills required in academic studies, which will translate into useful writing and presentation skills in Canada's increasingly intercultural professional and technical domains. Students will practice planning, drafting, and revising documents. The complex process of researching, creating, and revising arguments will encourage critical thinking, grammatical writing, and appropriate citation skills. Correct formatting of research papers and effective oral presentation skills will be emphasized.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

INFO71400 Management Information Systems

Description: This course introduces students to the role, structure, and use of information systems in managerial and financial contexts. Students will learn management strategies necessary for effective management of IT implementations. Topics include information technology concepts, the role of information systems in business, systems development, and the societal impact of information systems.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MKT71090 Marketing

Description: This degree level course introduces the basic theories and concepts in marketing as well as an understanding of how these concepts are applied in the management of a company. The application of the marketing concept is illustrated. Other topics include examination of environmental factors, ethics and social responsibility, theories of buying behavior, primary and secondary research, industrial and consumer markets, targeting and positioning.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 3
ACCT72000 Intermediate Financial Accounting II

Description: This course emphasizes liabilities and equities. Topics include current and long-term liabilities, shareholders' equity, complex debt and equity instruments, leases, accounting for income taxes, pension and other post-employment benefits, accounting changes, cash flow statement, and the analysis of financial statements.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: ACCT1100 or ACCT71100
CoRequisites:

ECON71030 Introduction to Macroeconomics with International Applications

Description: This course is a study of the Canadian economy as a whole. It introduces students to principles that are essential to an understanding of contemporary macroeconomic issues facing Canadian society. It examines the structure and performance of the Canadian economy utilizing economic models and aggregate economic indicators such as gross domestic product, employment, unemployment, income and productivity growth, inflation, interest rates, and the impact of domestic and international influences and of government fiscal and monetary policies. Equivalent: OLRN1600 Introduction to Macroeconomics (Internet).
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ENGL72000 Professional Communication

Description: Effective communication is at the heart of any successful professional work environment. This course teaches students key aspects of communication: bridging the gap between oneself and others; using simple, direct, and correct language; using and citing sources; and editing and proofreading accurately. The focus will be on creating effective workplace documents such as letters, memos, proposals, abstract, summaries, and reports. Students will combine informative and persuasive communication skills to create these documents and to develop and deliver oral presentations.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ENGL71000
CoRequisites:

PHIL72700 Critical and Creative Thinking Skills

Description: This course examines the essential elements of both critical and creative thinking, with their application to the solution of problems. It describes the nature of evidence, sound arguments and valid conclusions, faulty reasoning, convergent and divergent thinking, and the creative process. Critical and creative thinking are then applied to problem solving, and both the discussion of ideas and the presentation of information to an audience.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

STAT72105 Statistics

Description: This business statistics course covers simple descriptive statistics, probability and the binomial and normal probability distributions, statistical inference, sampling distributions, simple regression and correlation analysis.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: MATH71775
CoRequisites:

Level 4
ACCT72510 Integrated Project

Description: In this course, students will process accounting transactions using computer software and prepare financial statements. This course will integrate knowledge from a variety of courses requiring students to analyze financial information for decision-making purposes, identify problems and evaluate alternatives to solve them and prepare related reports. This one semester course also provides students with an understanding of the many advanced features available with spreadsheets and their unlimited use in accounting and financial analysis.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: ACCT71250, ACCT71260, ACCT71510, ACCT72000
CoRequisites:

ACCT73020 Taxation I

Description: This course includes theoretical and in-depth practical study of the Canadian federal income tax system. Topics include the use of tax-related materials, rights and obligations under the Income Tax Act, liability for tax, and the calculation of net income for individuals, who are not trusts, and corporations and taxable income and tax payable for individuals who are not trusts.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: ACCT1250 or ACCT71250, ACCT2000 or ACCT72000
CoRequisites:

CDEV71050 Co-op and Career Preparation

Description: This mandatory course prepares degree-level students for job searching for their co-op work terms and for post-graduate careers. Students will reflect on their skills, attitudes, and expectations and evaluate and interpret available opportunities in the workplace. Self-marketing techniques using resumes, cover letters, cold-calls, and interviewing will be learned and students will learn the expectations, rules, and regulations that apply in the workplace with regards to social, organizational, ethical, and safety issues while developing an awareness of self-reflective practice that will be required during co-op work term reporting.
Hours: 16
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

FIN72000 Finance

Description: This is an introductory course in managerial finance. Its purpose is to introduce the student to the theory and principles of managerial finance. The corporate financial manager's role in the firm as it relates to long term issues in investing and financing is examined. Specific study is given to the theory and practice of capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, cost of capital, valuations, mergers and acquisitions.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: ACCT1100 or ACCT71100
CoRequisites:

LAW72205 Business Law

Description: This course is an introduction to the legal system which governs personal and commercial relationships in Canada. As such, it will provide the student with knowledge of the basic legal concepts, in order to gain insights into judicial reasoning, and dvelop the skills necessary for legal inquiry and alalysis. Areas covered include: contract law, sales of goods and consumer protection, agency, partnership and corporate law, employment regulations, real property and protection of creativity
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

OPER72015 Operations Management

Description: This comprehensive Operations Management course focuses on the functional activities and processes of goods and services operations in domestic and international environments. Students will develop a thorough understanding of how operations function, from design through to logistics, and experience the many operations trade-offs that continuously challenge management. The major focus of this course is on the development and utilization of strategies for the continuous improvement of supply chain performance in terms of cost reduction, quality improvement, resource utilization, and customer service. Techniques and strategies to perform this analysis and optimization will be experienced for both goods and service oriented firms.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 5
ACCT73000 External Auditing I

Description: This introductory course covers auditing concepts and procedures that an audit assistant would encounter for external risk-based auditing. Topics include standard reports; generally accepted auditing standards; audit objectives, evidence, and documentation; planning and analysis; materiality and risk; internal control; and audit completion. The functions and procedures related to the revenue and collection cycle, acquisition and expenditure cycle, inventory and capital asset balances, production and payroll cycle, and finance and investment cycle are studied.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: ACCT71250, ACCT72000, STAT72100 or STAT72105
CoRequisites:

ACCT73010 Managerial Accounting II

Description: This course continues with management accounting practices. The main topics include cost-volume-profit analysis, decision analysis and relevant information, the balanced scorecard, cost allocation and joint products and byproducts and process costing.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: ACCT71260, STAT72100 or STAT72105
CoRequisites:

ACCT73030 Advanced Accounting I

Description: This advanced financial accounting course provides an in-depth study of long-term inter-corporate investments, foreign currency translation, and consolidation including foreign subsidiaries.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: ACCT2000 or ACCT72000, ACCT1250 or ACCT71250
CoRequisites:

ACCT73120 Taxation II

Description: This course continues the practical study of the Canadian income tax system. Topics include the calculation of taxable income and tax payable for trusts and corporations, planning with a corporation, rollovers and elections, other advanced topics in determining net income, and reporting issues related to non-residents. The Harmonized Sales Tax will be introduced.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: ACCT3020 or ACCT73020
CoRequisites:

RSCH73000 Understanding Research

Description: This course will present an overview of social scientific methods. The course will address the major components of the research process, including development of theoretically informed hypotheses, implementation of theoretical concepts, development of data collection instruments, testing of hypotheses through data analysis, and the presentation of research results. The student will develop the skills necessary to read and critically analyze social science research and discuss the ethics of social research.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 6
ACCT73100 Managerial Accounting III

Description: This course develops a conceptual understanding of the role of management accounting information. Topics include management accounting and decision making, capital budgeting, contemporary approaches to produce costing, activity-based management, agency theory, responsibility accounting, transfer pricing, and ethical considerations.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: ACCT3010 or ACCT73010
CoRequisites:

ACCT73110 Internal Auditing and Risk Management

Description: This course covers the objectives, concepts, principles, and techniques of internal auditing. Topics include the role of the internal auditor; types of audits; internal auditing standards; governance; control; risk management; long-term audit planning.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

BUS71200 Organizational Behaviour with International Applications

Description: This degree level course is a study of group behaviour and how the effective use of best practices must be adapted for use in an international setting. Topics include motivation; group dynamics; roles, norms and status; decision-making; power and control; conflict; and leadership.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMP72105 Database Management

Description: This course will introduce the student in the use of relational database management systems to manage operations for international organizations. Students will also be introduced the concept of data analysis and decision support with an emphasis in the basics of data warehouses.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: COMP72370 or INFO71400
CoRequisites:

HRM72105 Human Resource Management

Description: The primary focus of this introductory course is to offer the student an overview of the Human Resource (HR) Management function and each of its disciplines. The course emphasis is on the application of the skills and techniques commonly used today by HR managers in each discipline area, and on understanding how they are related to the organization's overall strategy and objectives. Pertinent legislation is studied in detail. This course is approved by HRPA of Ontario towards the CHRP designation requirements.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 7
COOP73180 Co-op Work Term I (BAB Accounting, Audit and IT)

Description: The first co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience within an accounting, audit or information technology environment. Through this course students will be provided an opportunity to: build skills (physical and procedural skills including accuracy, precision, and efficiency); assist in the acquisition of knowledge in and application of knowledge gained in the academic setting (concepts and terminology in a discipline or field of study); develop critical, creative, and dialogical thinking (improved thinking and reasoning processes); cultivate problem solving and decision-making abilities (mental strategies for finding solutions and making choices); explore attitudes, feelings, and perspectives (awareness of attitudes, biases, and other perspectives, ability to collaborate); practice professional judgment (sound judgment and appropriate professional action in complex, context-dependent situations); and reflect on experience (self-discovery and personal growth from real-world experience).
Hours: 420
Credits: 14
Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020 or CDEV71050
CoRequisites:

Level 8
COOP74050 Co-op Work Term II (BAB Accounting, Audit and IT)

Description: The second co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience within an accounting, audit or information technology environment. Through this course students will be provided an opportunity to: build skills (physical and procedural skills including accuracy, precision, and efficiency); assist in the acquisition of knowledge in and application of knowledge gained in the academic setting (concepts and terminology in a discipline or field of study); develop critical, creative, and dialogical thinking (improved thinking and reasoning processes); cultivate problem solving and decision-making abilities (mental strategies for finding solutions and making choices); explore attitudes, feelings, and perspectives (awareness of attitudes, biases, and other perspectives, ability to collaborate); practice professional judgment (sound judgment and appropriate professional action in complex, context-dependent situations); and reflect on experience (self-discovery and personal growth from real-world experience).
Hours: 420
Credits: 14
Pre-Requisites: CDEV71050
CoRequisites:

Level 9
ACCT74000 External Auditing II

Description: This course continues coverage of external auditing issues focusing on those relevant to audit leads, managers and partners. Topics include professional standards and ethics; legal liability; fraud; engagement planning; materiality and risk; audit sampling; evaluation and communication of findings. More advance reporting issues will be covered and including reporting for non-standard engagements including not-for-profit organizations, small businesses and unaudited financial statements. Special risk areas will be considered such as going concern evaluations, capitalizations and deferrals, fair value, estimates, revenue recognition and other high risk areas.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ACCT73000
CoRequisites:

ACCT74010 Advanced Accounting II

Description: This advanced financial accounting course provides an in-depth study of areas of advanced financial accounting and accounting theory including standard setting in Canada and internationally, income tax allocation , financial instruments, not-for-profit and public sector accounting, and the practical and theoretical problems of the present value model.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: ACCT2000 or ACCT72000, ACCT1250 or ACCT71250
CoRequisites:

ACCT74030 Internal Auditing

Description: This course is a continuation of Internal Auditing & Risk Management. Topics include the planning and examination phases of internal auditing; internal audit reports; monitoring recommendations; the internal audit of purchasing, human resources management, marketing, and financial management; as well as internal auditing in the public and not-for-profit sectors.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: ACCT3110 or ACCT73110
CoRequisites:

INFO74060 IT Development and Operations

Description: This course enables in-depth study of the strategic role of information systems in a business organization and the associated processes for development, control, and management. Topics will include issues both inside and outside an organization. Students will learn to analyze business processes and systems and make modifications appropriate to the organization's strategic plan.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: INFO1400 or INFO71400
CoRequisites:

MGMT74100 Corporate Social Responsibility

Description: This course explores the evolution and implementation of responsibility management systems that operationalize corporate citizenship, which are comparable in many respects to quality and environmental management systems. Modern corporations can no longer operate as autonomous, single-minded organizations. Without exception, the external environments that they face are complex, dynamic, and unpredictable. Companies today are caught in a crossfire of external (and sometimes internal) demands related to how they manage their responsibilities to a wide range of stakeholders, including employees, investors, suppliers, customers, communities, and national governments where they operate, particularly where long supply chains exist in developing nations. As a result of these conditions, corporations can be seen creating dialogue, relationships, and formal inter-organizational ties to a broad number of other parties and constituencies. In addition, those other parties and constituencies are exerting considerable influence on the formulation and execution of strategies. In large measure, the strategic management of these relationships is a keystone to business success in the new millennium.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 10
ACCT74040 Auditing Information Systems

Description: This course deals with the general and application controls used to reduce risks introduced by information systems. The course helps students develop insights into the implications of information technologies and helps students build practical skills to review and evaluate controls in computer-based systems including using computer-assisted auditing techniques.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: ACCT73000, INFO1400 or INFO71400, ACCT3110 or ACCT73110
CoRequisites:

BUS74020 International Business Planning and Strategy

Description: This is a capstone course for students requiring them to apply the principles and knowledge obtained in all other business disciplines to a specific business situation whether domestic or international. The course uses a broad theoretical perspective combined with experiential learning to equip students with the knowledge, attitudes and behaviours needed to effectively participate in the development of overall strategy and operational tactics, and to prepare students to participate in the strategic planning process within a global economy. Adopting a resource based view of the firm, students will be exposed to leading strategic theories and tactics at global, corporate, business units and functional levels. Students will be asked to analyse sources of competitive advantage and profitability using a wide range of approaches to develop a comprehensive SWOT (Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats) analysis and to formulate realistic recommendations. Differences among embryonic, growth and mature industries, and the techniques needed to prosper in technologically driven industries, will be examined. Specific challenges and techniques associated with entry into international markets will be explored, along with the challenges associated with resource allocation. Students will have an opportunity to explore techniques to foster B2B and B2C relationships.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: MGMT72100
CoRequisites:

FIN74000 Advanced Finance

Description: This advanced course is a continuation of the Finance course and provides an in-depth study of issues and tools that will assist financial managers in making decisions. Topics include capital budgeting under uncertainty; long-term sources of funds; financial leverage; capital structure; financing options; dividend policy; business valuations; mergers and acquisitions; investment decisions; futures, forwards, options, and swaps; risk management (foreign exchange and interest rate); financial planning; leasing; as well as long-term planning and strategic issues in finance.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: FIN2000 or FIN72000
CoRequisites:

MGMT72095 Project Management with International Applications

Description: Management of large scale projects is both a science and an art. This course will focus on Project Management as an essential component of managing both international and domestic operations and an evolving professional discipline. All projects are typically complex, are comprised of many components and tasks, and involve a cross-section of different functional teams. The essential knowledge areas which are vital to effective project management (integration, scope, cost, time, quality, human resources, communication, risk and procurement) will be explored in detail. As well, the key processes involved with successful project management (initiation, planning, controlling, executing and closing) will be reviewed. Students will have an opportunity to apply these skills and knowledge to a variety of real world situations and to utilize information technology to identify opportunities for improvement.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: Interdisciplinary
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
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