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8 Semesters (4 Years)
Credential Awarded
Honours Bachelor Degree

Seneca is delivering this program in an online format in January 2021. Learn more about technical requirements for online learning.

About the Program

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.

Life of a Credit

This program qualifies for Seneca's Life of a Credit policy. This policy will allow you to transfer your credits earned in the past 10 years toward this program.

Advanced Entry

Graduates of a diploma program may be eligible to complete this degree faster through one of our pathway options.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Financial analysis and critical thinking

  • Problem-solving

  • Communication 

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Teamwork

Work Experience

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.

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Small business controller

  • Divisional and corporate accountant

  • Accounting analyst

  • Investment accountant 

  • International financial analyst

As a graduate of Seneca's Honours Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting & Finance program, you will also be prepared to pursue the Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA) designation.

Professional Certification

CPA Ontario

As a graduate of this program, assuming you have met the minimum grade requirement, you will have:

ACCA Accredited Programme
  • 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.

  • Eligibility for exemptions for ACCA Papers F1 to F8.