Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting


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Program Description

Accounting At Its Very Best

There is no better place to focus on an education in accounting than at The Business School at Humber. Our experienced faculty combined with an industry-focused curriculum and renowned industry partners put our program among the very best. Benefit from program-specific resources like "The Accounting Centre" and challenging case studies.

Our Program

Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting degree program will help you develop skills in the applied aspects of the profession. Introductory courses provide a fundamental understanding of a variety of business disciplines along with their functions and relationships. Upper-year courses provide a more in-depth study of accounting. Elective courses available in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences will enrich and extend your academic experience. The program emphasizes critical thinking, analytical skills, communications, and leadership. Areas of study include marketing, law, economics, operations management, ethics, human resources management, organizational behavior, financial accounting, management accounting, financial management, taxation, audit, strategic management, and statistics and quantitative analysis.

You will have the opportunity to train in Humber’s state-of-the-art Accounting Centre, where you’ll learn about best practices in accounting and use standard industry software such as Simply Accounting.

What You Will Learn

Common Platform Years 1 and 2

This program is one of eleven Bachelor of Commerce degrees built on a common two-year platform of business studies that gives students the time to decide their specialty. In years one and two, students learn the fundamentals of business, including accounting, business law, information systems, e-commerce, financial management, HR management, and marketing. At the end of year two, students make their decision and spend their final two years specializing in their chosen business field.

Curriculum Highlights (Specialization Years 3 and 4)

  • Financial accounting
  • Management accounting
  • Financial management
  • Taxation
  • Auditing
  • Strategic management
  • Statistics
  • Quantitative analysis

Work Placement

Students will participate in one mandatory full semester of paid work, for 14 weeks/490 hours, in the fall semester of the 4th year of study. Students will select from a wide variety of opportunities in public accounting firms, government offices, not-for-profit organizations, major corporations, small businesses, and financial institutions. Students can work for employers in accounting practices, in the industry (insurance, banks, manufacturing or service industries), non-profit organizations or for all levels of government. These employers can range from large multinationals to small proprietorships.

Our Faculty Are Experts

You’ll learn from professors who have real-world accounting experience and are active in the industry. Whether you’re analyzing a case study, hearing from a guest speaker or participating in a field visit, our professors are committed to providing you with practical, hands-on accounting training to help you achieve the career you want.

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Accounting Centre

The Accounting Centre is a resource available to all students enrolled in accounting courses. Students provide assistance with textbook concepts, homework questions and an overall understanding of course material from 1st to 6th semester.

A Wealth of Job Opportunities

Toronto is one of North America’s top three financial markets and a leader in professional services in the areas of assurance, audit, and tax. As a graduate of Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting program you will be able to combine your superior accounting training with a wealth of job opportunities.

With Humber’s comprehensive accounting degree, you can pursue a career in public accounting firms, government, not-for-profit organizations, major corporations, small businesses and financial institutions as an accountant, budget analyst, taxation specialist, auditor or treasurer. Maybe you’re an entrepreneur at heart. The training you receive at Humber will give you the skills and confidence to set up your own accounting practice or company. It can also prepare you to pursue graduate studies in accounting or related fields. It’s a foundation that allows you to do exactly what you want.

Career opportunities available

  • Accountant
  • Budget analyst
  • Taxation specialist
  • Auditor
  • Treasurer

Potential employment opportunities

  • Public accounting firms
  • Government
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Major corporations
  • Small businesses
  • Financial institutions

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement, and Recognition

Humber's Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting meets the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO) course requirements. As well, Humber's Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting qualifies graduates to write the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) of Ontario entrance examination. The Certified General Accountants (CGA) of Ontario requires graduates of Humber's Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting to enroll in additional CGA-specific courses as part of their membership requirements. All professional accounting associations are independent of Humber, all have additional requirements for membership beyond holding a degree, and all may change their requirements at any time.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) minimum 65 percent
    • Grade 12 Mathematics (MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent) minimum 60 percent (Students who do not possess Grade 12U Mathematics or who have achieved a grade below 60 percent may be considered for admission. Students will be required to complete a math equivalency course during their first semester at Humber. Additional course fees will apply.)
    • Four Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above
    • Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 percent


  • Mature student status


  • College or university transfer status

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Cost & Fees

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is

  • domestic $7,446.54
  • international $14,800.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

Last updated Feb 2018

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