8 Semesters (4 Years)
Credential Awarded
Honours Bachelor Degree

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

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 (PDF) for details.

  • Eligibility for exemptions for ACCA Papers F1 to F8.