Starts: January, September
In this four-year honours degree program you will develop accounting, finance, management, and technology competencies. You will learn how to prepare, interpret and analyze financial information and be on the path toward a professional accounting designation. With this unique accounting education you will be job-ready for the Canadian and global business environments.
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.
As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options, such as:
Small business controller
Divisional and corporate accountant
International financial analyst
As a graduate of Seneca's Honours Bachelor of Commerce - International Accounting and Finance program, you will also be prepared to pursue the Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA) designation.
Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:
Financial analysis and critical thinking
As a graduate of this program, assuming you have met the minimum grade requirement, you will have:
Completed courses recognized as equivalent to the 14 preparatory courses required for admission to the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP®). See CPA Ontario for details.
Completed all ten Entry and Technical prerequisite courses required for entry into CPA Canada's Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF)®.
You may be eligible for exemptions of up to six ACAF® Technical Courses so that the ACAF may be completed with only four additional courses.
You may also be eligible for exemptions for ACCA Papers F1 to F8.
Within the School of Accounting and Financial Services, the CPA policy of a ten-year course currency is applied as part of the Seneca’s Life of a Credit (academic policy). Credits completed more than 10 years prior to an application for transfer credit or equivalency will not be considered.