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  • Objectives
    You will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to start your career in an intermediate accounting position and you will obtain the fundamentals necessary for advancement to managerial positions. Advanced financial accounting, managerial skills, cost accounting systems and controls, computerized accounting and income tax return preparation are emphasized.
  • Practical experience
    There is a co-op component option.
  • Academic Title
    Business Administration - Accounting Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Course description
    Level One
    ACCT1030     Introductory Financial Accounting I

    Description: This course introduces accounting terminology, the accounting equation, the double-entry system of bookkeeping, the accrual basis of accounting, financial statements, and the ledgers and journals making up a basic accounting system. Equivalent Course: OLRN1320 Financial Accounting 1 (Internet)
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    COMM1500     Introduction to Professional Writing and Presentation Skills
    Description: Introducing the communication skills necessary for success, this course analyzes cases that reflect real life situations. Students will attain the skills in problem solving and decision making required in professional communications. Emphasis will be placed on producing effective letters and memoranda. The course also helps students develop presentation skills.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    COMP1056     Business Computing Applications I

    Description: Introducing word processing and spreadsheet applications on a microcomputer, this course will teach: entering text, developing solutions to business problems, describing the processing cycle of a computer and how data is stored, the function and type of storage used in computers, input and output operations and the impact of computers on society.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MATH1010     Business Mathematics I
    Description: The purpose of the course is to provide the student with a mathematical basis for personal and business financial decisions through four instructional models. The course stresses business application using arithmetic, algebra, ratio-proportion and graphing. Applications include payroll, cost-volume-profit analysis and merchandising mathematics. This course stresses logical reasoning and problem solving skills. A Texas Instrument BAII 'Plus' calculator is required for the course.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MKT1040     Introductory Marketing I

    Description: This introductory course covers the broad concepts of marketing and its place in Canadian business. Students will examine industrial and consumer behaviour, the various environmental forces on marketing and the subject of market segmentation. They will also be introduced to target markets, product life cycles and product positioning.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    OPER1160     Introduction to Operations Management
    Description: Operations management in an organization is more than simply scheduling parts through a production line. Learning how the concepts in this discipline relate to a variety of diverse organizations, this course teaches the tools and tasks of Operations Management from the perspectives of manufacturing and service industries.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    Level Two
    ACCT1040     Introductory Financial Accounting II

    Description: This course teaches introductory information on principles and methods used in accounting for current assets, long-term assets, long-term liabilities and equity accounts for both partnership and corporate business structures. Equivalent Course: OLRN1330 Financial Accounting 2 (Internet)
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: ACCT1030

    COMM1140     Interpersonal Communications Skills
    Description: This course will help students develop skills needed to interrelate with others in a variety of workplace situations and social settings. With the assistance of self-assessment and feedback instruments, students will be able to build on individual strengths and overcome weakness in their ability to communicate effectively one-on-one and in group settings. Although the course will incorporate relevant communication theories, the focus will be on developing the ability to present oneself effectively in the majority of managerial roles (e.g. managing conflict, instructing, seminar leader, counselor, team member). The course will also focus on managing ones image to maximize career potential.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    COMM1490     Professional Report Writing and Presentation Skills

    Description: This level two course is designed to enable students to reinforce and enhance the skills acquired in Introduction to Professional Writing and Presentation Skills by applying them to longer, more advanced projects. It also helps students to develop skills in research, informal and formal report writing, and professional oral presentation.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: COMM1500

    COMP1003     Business Computing Applications II
    Description: Recommended: Students should have some background in Accounting prior to taking this course. Introducing intermediate level features of Microsoft Excel, this course emphasizes specific requirements of electronic spreadsheets from an accounting point of view.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: COMP1056

    ECON1020     Microeconomics

    Description: This course is a study of how people in society deal with the problem of scarcity. It introduces students to principles that are essential to an understanding of contemporary microeconomic issues facing Canadian society. Economic models are utilized to analyze decisions made by individual economic units in an economy, such as households, firms, the interaction of these units under varying market structures, and the impact of various government policies. Topics of study include: principles of economics, supply and demand theory, consumer theory, production and cost theory, and the determination of equilibrium price and output under different market structures. Course Equivalent: OLRN1650 Introductions to Microeconomics (Internet).
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MATH1020     Business Mathematics II

    Description: This course provides the student a mathematical basis for financial decisions. Topics range from simple interest to sinking funds and Canadian mortgages and refinancing of loans. A Texas Instrument BAII 'Plus' financial calculator is required.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: MATH1010

    Level Three
    ACCT1130     Introductory Cost Accounting

    Description: The course introduces the primary concepts of cost accounting with emphasis on the cost of products and services, and the structure of job-order cost systems.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: ACCT1030

    ACCT2130     Intermediate Financial Accounting I

    Description: Topics are covered in more detail than in the introductory course. This course focuses on the application of generally accepted accounting principles. OntarioLearn equivalent: OLRN2010 Intermediate Accounting 1 (Internet) and OLRN2020 Intermediate Accounting 2 (Internet).
    Hours: 90
    Credits: 6
    Pre-Requisites: ACCT1040 or ACCT8170

    ACCT2220     Accounting Applications I
    Description: Through the use of Simply Accounting students will learn how to use an accounting software package. They will become familiar with computer aspects for all the major accounting areas, including Chart of Accounts, General Ledger, Sales, Purchases, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payments, Receipts, Reconciliations, Payroll, Inventory, Vendor files, Customer files, Employee files and company setup.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: ACCT1040, COMP1003

    ECON1030     Macroeconomics
    Description: This course is a study of the Canadian economy as a whole. It introduces students to principles that are essential to an understanding of contemporary macroeconomic issues facing Canadian society. It examines the structure and performance of the Canadian economy utilizing economic models and aggregate economic indicators such as gross domestic product, employment, unemployment, income and productivity growth, inflation, interest rates, and the impact of domestic and international influences and of government fiscal and monetary policies. Equivalent: OLRN1600 Introduction to Macroeconomics (Internet).
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MATH2250     Statistics
    Description: This is an introductory course in Business Statistics. The course covers simple
    descriptive statistics, probability and the binomial and normal probability
    distributions, statistical inference, introduction to sampling distributions,
    simple regression and correlation analysis.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: MATH1010

    Level Four
    ACCT2140     Intermediate Financial Accounting II

    Description: Expanding on the Introductory course, this course also covers topics ranging from accounting for income taxes to the analysis of financial statements. Ontario Learn Equivalent Course: OLRN2020 Intermediate Accounting 2 (Internet) AND OLRN2030 Intermediate Accounting 3 (Internet)
    Hours: 90
    Credits: 6
    Pre-Requisites: ACCT1040 or ACCT8170

    ACCT2160     Cost And Management Accounting I

    Description: Reinforcing the concepts introduced in Introductory Cost Accounting, this course emphasizes the control aspects of cost and management accounting systems. Extensive use is made of electronic worksheets and computers in completing assignments.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: ACCT1130, COMP1003

    BUS1020     Organizational Behaviour
    Description: Studying people and organizations, this course examines the behaviour of individuals working alone or in teams. Using actual examples, this course examines how behavioural factors affect organizational effectiveness. Note: This course is an approved HRPAO credit. Equivalent: Introduction to Business Management & Organizational Behaviour. OLRN1470 (Internet).
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    BUS2010     Business Law
    Description: Introducing the legal system which governs personal and commercial relationships in Canada, this course provides knowledge of the basic legal concepts in order to gain insight into judicial reasoning. Areas covered range from contract law to real property and protection of creativity. Equivalent Course: OLRN1440 Business Law 1 (Internet)
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    FIN2020     Finance I
    Description: This is an introductory course in managerial finance. Its purpose is to introduce the student to the theory and principles of managerial finance.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: ACCT1030 or ACCT8170

    Level Five
    ACCT3060     Advanced Accounting

    Description: Topics covered in this course include accounting for inter-corporate investment using the cost, equity and consolidation methods, accounting for foreign currency denominated transactions, and the translation of foreign operations.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: ACCT2130, ACCT2140

    ACCT3070     Accounting and Management Information Systems

    Description: This course teaches the role of accountant in planning, designing and controlling information systems. The growth of electronic data processing in requires accountants to understand computer technology. The course also discusses internal controls. Information is also supplied with respect to hardware, software and network technology.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    ACCT3080     Tax I
    Description: Enrollment or completion of Intermediate Financial Accounting I ACCT2130. This course teaches income tax legislation. The determination of net income for tax purposes for individuals and corporations, taxable income and federal income tax payable for individuals are covered. Ontario Learn Course Equivalent:Taxation I OLRN1800 (Internet)
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    ACCT3130     Advanced Spreadsheet Applications In Accounting
    Description: This one-semester course provides the students with an understanding of the many advanced features available with Excel spreadsheets and their unlimited use in accounting and financial analysis.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: COMP1003, ACCT1040

    ACCT3170     Cost And Management Accounting II
    Description: Prerequisites: COMP1310 and ACCT1130. This course examines alternate approaches to the handling of fixed manufacturing overhead, introduces other planning and control techniques that use information provided by the cost accounting system, and considers the problems associated with common costs and the different approaches available to deal with these problems. Extensive use is made of electronic worksheets and computers in completing assignments.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: ACCT1130, COMP1003

    FIN2030     Finance II
    Description: The corporate financial manager's role in the firm as it relates to long term issues in investing and financing is examined. Specific study is given to the theory and practice of capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, cost of capital, valuations, mergers and acquisitions.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: FIN2020

    Level Six
    ACCT3090     Tax II

    Description: This course is a continuation of the Tax I course and is designed to familiarize the student with income tax legislation affecting the determination of net income, taxable income and income taxes payable for individuals and corporations.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: ACCT3080

    ACCT3150     Accounting Applications II
    Description: Students will be introduced to alternative computerized accounting systems with an emphasis in determining a suitable computerized accounting system for a company's needs. A computerized batch processing accounting software package will be used in illustrating the application of its functions to particular tasks.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: ACCT2220

    ACCT3160     Audit
    Description: This course provides the student with knowledge relating to auditing theory and practice. Students will evaluate internal controls and design appropriate audit tests including analytical procedures, tests of controls and tests of details of balances. Using industry standard software students will prepare a year end working paper file for the completion of an assurance engagement.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: ACCT2130, ACCT2140

    MGMT3030     Strategic Business Planning
    Description: Focusing on applying management concepts, this course teaches all phases of the strategic process. Both external and internal contextual issues are discussed providing a wide range of techniques. Using computer simulation and in-class exercises, students appreciate the trade-offs managers face. Using the simulation, students will make decisions and propose corrective actions.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: FIN2020

          Electives: Program Option
    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 45 Hours

    Elective Courses:
    FIN3040     Personal Financial Planning

    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MATH3010     Quantitative Methods

    Description: Developing concepts from Statistics I and II, this course teaches in-depth applications found in business. Topics covered range from hypothesis testing to regression techniques. The course also deals with decision making under conditions of uncertainty. Emphasis will be on practical problems in the accounting discipline.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: MATH2030 or MATH2250

          Electives: General Education
    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 36 Hours
          

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