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Honours Bachelor of Commerce - International Accounting and Finance

Available: Fall, Winter

Program Description

In this program, you'll gain a unique accounting education, enabling you to be job-ready for the Canadian and global business environment. You will possess depth and breadth of knowledge in the areas of accounting, business, finance and technology, as well as developing your skills in effective critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, interpersonal communication and teamwork.

CPA Accredited

Campus

Duration

8 Semesters (4 Years)

Credential Awarded

Honours Bachelor Degree

Your Career

According to Ajilon Professional Staffing, accounting professionals remain among the most in-demand workers in the country and the need for accounting talent will only continue to grow. As a graduate of Seneca's Honours Bachelor of Commerce - International Accounting and Finance you will be prepared to pursue the Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA) designation. In addition, you'll have a strong knowledge base on which to build a career, for example, as a small business controller, divisional and corporate accountant, accounting analyst, investment accountant or international financial analyst.

Work-Integrated Learning

Mandatory Degree Co-op

A work experience that includes at least one term in a formal work environment. In most cases the work term(s) is a paid position that is completed between two academic semesters and requires a minimum of 420 hours of work. Students must be in good standing and meet all identified requirements prior to participating in the work experience. The successful completion of the co-op work term(s) is required for graduation. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee that a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the mandatory co-op stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Professional Certification

CPA Chartered Professional Accountants Ontario

Graduates of this program will have completed courses recognized as equivalent to the 14 preparatory courses required for admission to the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP) assuming minimum grade requirements are met. See CPA Ontario for details.

Assuming grade requirements are met, IAF graduates will also have completed all ten Program and Technical prerequisite courses required for entry into CPA Canada's Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF). They may also be eligible for exemptions of up to six ACAF Technical Courses so that the ACAF may be completed with only four additional courses. See CPA Ontario for details.

Related Careers

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

ACCA Accredited Programme

Students that complete the IAF program will be eligible for exemptions for ACCA Papers F1 to F8.

For Programs within the School of Accounting and Financial Services, the CPA policy of a ten-year course currency of education is applied as part of the Seneca Life of a Credit (academic policy), and credits completed more than 10 years prior to an application for transfer credit or equivalency will not be considered.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including six Grade 12 (U) or (M) courses with a minimum overall average of 65%, or a mature applicant (21 years or older and has been out of high school for a minimum of two years). Mature applicants should disclose all previous postsecondary transcripts which may be used for admission decisions.

Required courses - minimum final grade of 65% in each:

  • English: Grade 12 ENG 4 (U)
  • Mathematics: any Grade 12 (U)

Applicants must meet Seneca English Proficiency requirements for degree programs.

Program Costs

2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR

Tuition – Domestic

$8,212

Tuition – International

$18,994

Book & Supply Costs

$1,718


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

Seneca has been granted a consent by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a five-year term starting January 28, 2014. In conformity with the Minister's criteria and requirements, Seneca will submit an application for the renewal of the consent for this program 12 months prior to the expiration of the consent. Seneca 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.

Admissions

Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

Domestic
Angelie Ramirez 416.491.5050 ext. 22058 Angelie.Ramirez@senecacollege.ca
International

Student Recruitment

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Student Recruitment
Additional Contacts

Program Coordinator

Semesters 1-6
John Harris 416.491.5050 ext. 26413 John.Harris@senecacollege.ca
Semesters 7-8
Jamie Aldcorn 416.491.5050 ext. 26570 Jamison.Aldcorn@senecacollege.ca

Program Chair

Karen Murkar 416.491.5050 ext. 22337 Karen.Murkar@senecacollege.ca

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions


Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities


Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees


A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates


Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network