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  • Objectives
    This program is designed to add a further dimension to the student's business education by emphasizing management functions in accounting studies.
  • Practical experience
    This is a three year program with optional co-op.
  • Academic Title
    Business Administration - Accounting Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Course description
    Level 1    Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

    Group 1
    • ACCT-1004    Principles of Accounting 1     4.00
    • MKTG-1012    Principles of Marketing I     3.00
    • MATH-1052    Business Math     3.00
    • BUSI-1060    Strategies for Success     1.00
    • BUSI-1005    Introduction to Business Processes     3.00

    Group 2
    TAKE WRIT-1032 OR COMM-1023
    • WRIT-1032    Reason & Writing - Business 1     3.00
    • COMM-1023    Business Communication     3.00

    Level 2    Credits

    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • ACCT-1010    Applied Computer Applications for Acctg     3.00
    • ACCT-1011    Principles of Accounting II     5.00
    • COMM-5004    Communication for Financial Profession     3.00
    • MATH-1057    Mathematics of Finance-Accounting     4.00
    • ECON-1002    Economics I     3.00

    Level 3    Credits

    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • LAWS-3041    Business Law     3.00
    • ECON-1005    Economics II     3.00
    • ACCT-3030    Comp Apps for Acct-Inter     3.00
    • MATH-1045    Statistics     3.00
    • FINA-3007    Taxation I     6.00
    • ACCT-3036    Accounting 1-Inter     5.00

    Level 4    Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • ACCT-3037    Accounting 2-Inter     6.00
    • ACCT-3022    Cost Accounting I     3.00
    • FINA-3020    Taxation II     4.00
    • SYST-3002    Business Information Systems     3.00

    Level 5    Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • ACCT-5001    Auditing     5.00
    • ACCT-5010    Cost & Managerial Accounting     4.00
    • FINA-5002    Financial Management & Controllership     3.00
    • MATH-5011    Management Science Mathematics     4.00
    • MGMT-5048    Professional Competencies     3.00

    Level 6    Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • ACCT-5003    Cost and Managerial Accounting     6.00
    • FINA-5003    Financial Management & Controllership     3.00
    • FINA-5006    Taxation-Adv     4.00
    • MGMT-5034    Strategic Policy & Planning     3.00

    Gen Ed - Electives
    Take 6 General Education Credits -
    Normally taken in Levels 4 and 6

    ACCT-1004 -  Principles of Accounting 1
    This course introduces the student to the subject of Accounting and is designed to teach the student an essential life skill. The course focuses on the concept of accounting and its connection to students’ financial well being. The student will learn a basic understanding of accounting and its importance to business success.

    ACCT-1010 -  Applied Computer Applications for Acctg
    This course provides students with additional computer skills building on their existing knowledge of Microsoft Excel, emphasizing accounting functions. The second part of the course teaches the fundamentals of Simply Accounting to enable the student to use and set up the software in the workplace.

    ACCT-1011 -  Principles of Accounting II

    This course is a continuation of the study of Financial Accounting at an introductory level. Students will cover additional material related to:- Asset, liability, and owners'/shareholders' equity accounts- Accounting for partnerships and corporations- Analysis of financial statements, including balance sheet and income statement- Retained earnings and cash flow

    ACCT-3022 -  Cost Accounting I
    This introductory management accounting course teaches students to employ techniques such as job and process costing, general cost allocations, cost/volume/profit analysis, budgeting, and relevant costing. Students will need a laptop computer with Microsoft 2007, in particular Excel 2007.

    ACCT-3030 -  Comp Apps for Acct-Inter
    The course, computer applications for accounting, is a practical approach to capturing, processing, and communicating accounting data using accounting and spreadsheet software. QuickBooks 2008 accounting software is used to record and analyze transactions, and transfer data to and from Microsoft Excel 2007. Microsoft Excel 2007 is then used to analyze data and produce reports. Accounting cycle topics include: daily and month-end entries, accounts receivable and accounts payable accounting processes, banking, and reporting. Excel topics include all of the requirements for the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist: Microsoft Office Excel 2007 certification. The content of lessons, assignments, and tests are based on the practice of accounting in the business world.

    ACCT-3036 -  Accounting 1-Inter

    Intermediate Accounting 1 is a course that builds on the basic understanding of accounting principles. The main goal of this course is to teach students to determine what financial information should be reported and how it should be quantified and disclosed according to generally accepted accounting principles. This course focuses on financial statement presentation and the asset side of the balance sheet.

    ACCT-3037 -  Accounting 2-Inter
    Intermediate Accounting 2 is a course that builds on the basic understanding of accounting principles. The main goal of this course is to teach students how to determine the information that should be reported and how it should be quantified and disclosed according to generally accepted accounting principles. This course focuses on the liability and owner's equity elements of the balance sheet.

    ACCT-5001 -  Auditing
    This course is an introduction to auditing principles and procedures applicable to external auditing. Topics include reporting; professional standards and ethics; legal liability; audit objectives, evidence and documentation; planning, materiality and risk, internal control, audit sampling and computer auditing. The course also addresses the details of audit work on specific accounts and assertions and concludes with the considerations of the completion of the audit.

    ACCT-5003 -  Cost and Managerial Accounting

    This course develops a conceptual understanding of the role of management accounting information. Students learn to perform analysis to support managerial decisions, design and implement effective management control systems, and develop an awareness of the moral responsibilities of management accountants. Topics include management accounting and management decisions; relevant information and complications in short-run decisions; contemporary approaches to product costing; activity-based management; agency theory; responsibility accounting and transfer pricing; and ethical considerations.Students obtaining a GPA of 3.0 in this course will be eligible to write the CGA challenge exam for MA2. Students will need a Laptop computer, Excel and Basic Excel skills.

    ACCT-5010 -  Cost & Managerial Accounting
    This course is a continuation of the ACCT-3022course which was designed as an introduction tomanagement accounting. This course continues tointroduce students to the main concepts andpractices of management accounting such as: joband process costing; cost/volume/profit analysis;variable, absorption and activity-based costing;master and flexible budgets; standard costing andvariance analysis; relevant costing and pricing.This course, together with ACCT-3022, is anexemption for CGA's MA1. Students will need aLaptop, Excel and basic Excel skills.

    BUSI-1005 -  Introduction to Business Processes
    The purpose of this course is to explore the various functional areas of business in Canada and to demonstrate the interrelationship among these areas. Students are introduced to many concepts, including major business trends, the role of government in business, marketing, operations, employee-management issues, financial resources management, business ethics, social responsibility and community-related philanthropy.

    BUSI-1060 -  Strategies for Success
    This course presents and helps to develop some of the skills required to achieve college and career success. Areas of focus include: goal-setting, time management, note-taking from texts and lectures, study skills, test preparation strategies, and managing college life.

    COMM-1023 -  Business Communication
    This course is designed to establish a foundation for business communication through the development of writing, editing, reading and basic computer skills. The student will plan, write, edit and format material for production of work-related documents such as letters, memos, and short reports.

    COMM-5004 -  Communication for Financial Profession

    This course is designed to develop students' professional communication skills. These skills include job search documents, relevant business documents, a documented research report, short persuasive oral presentations, and the ability to focus on key issues and to convey relevant meaning in oral and written formats.

    ECON-1002 -  Economics I
    Economics I is an introductory microeconomics course which covers a broad curriculum of microeconomic principles. Students will study the foundations of economic choice, market pricing, consumer behaviour, business decision making, market structure and policy development in a small open economy like Canada.

    ECON-1005 -  Economics II
    This is an introductory macroeconomics course. Basic economic theories will be examined and applied to a small mixed economy operating in a global environment.

    FINA-3007 -  Taxation I
    This course has been designed to provide the student with a basic knowledge of the structure, purpose and administration of the federal personal income tax system. It includes the determination of an individual taxpayer's net income from employment, property and "other" sources. The determination of an individual's taxable income and federal and provincial taxes payable is also included. This course is intended to be followed by Taxation II.

    FINA-3020 -  Taxation II
    The determination of business income, rental income and taxable capital gains is covered. This is followed by the calculation of taxable income, and federal and provincial taxes payable for corporate taxpayers.

    FINA-5002 -  Financial Management & Controllership
    This course, together with FINA5003, is a foundation course in managerial finance, with an emphasis on the major decisions made by the financial executive of an organization. Topics introduced in N1 include analysis of the financial environment and its components; security valuation; capital budgeting; cost of capital; working capital management; strategic decision making; financial planning.

    FINA-5003 -  Financial Management & Controllership
    This course, together with FINA5002, is a foundation course in managerial finance, with an emphasis on the major decisions made by the financial executive of an organization. Topics introduced in N1 include analysis of the financial environment and its components; security valuation; capital budgeting; cost of capital; working capital management; strategic decision making; financial planning.

    FINA-5006 -  Taxation-Adv
    This advanced taxation course will initially be areview and up-dating of the topics covered inTaxation I and II. These topics will be addressedby reference to the Income Tax Act and will begiven more thorough treatment, where necessary.Some of the assignment material will be completedusing computer software.

    LAWS-3041 -  Business Law

    This course is an introduction to Canadian Business Law with an emphasis on the law in Ontario and its practical application in business and accounting environments. Integrating technology, the students will be able to utilize electronic resources and acquire the ability to identify and respond appropriately to relevant legal situations. Course content includes the constitution and court system, torts, professional liability, contracts, property, security interests and business formations.

    MATH-1045 -  Statistics
    This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of statistics. It includes regression analysis; probabilities and distributions; sampling; statistical estimation; and hypotheses testing.

    MATH-1052 -  Business Math
    This course provides a review of basic arithmetic and algebra as well as providing students with mathematical tools and concepts needed for other college courses and in future employment. This course is to prepare students for later courses in Marketing, Business, Financial Planning, Accounting, Purchasing and Insurance.

    MATH-1057 -  Mathematics of Finance-Accounting
    This course explains the time value of money calculations used in Mathematics of Finance. It covers topics such as simple interest, compound interest, annuities-simple and general, bonds and cost-benefit analysis.

    MATH-5011 -  Management Science Mathematics
    In this course common mathematical techniques used in management science are applied with the aid of computer software. Topics include: Linear programming, transportation and assignment methods, decision theory analysis, project management (CPM/PERT), and multiple linear regression.

    MGMT-5034 -  Strategic Policy & Planning
    Strategic management is a field of inquiry that focuses on the organization as a whole and itsinteractions with its environment. Strategy and policy are the means by which the functional units arebound together to produce a synergistic effect that will influence outcomes for the organization.This course explores the four basic elements of strategic management: environmental scanning, strategy formulation, strategy implementation and evaluation, and control. This course will provide a bridge in the gap between theory and practice by applying concepts and techniques learned in earlier courses covering marketing, accounting, finance, management, production and information systems.

    MGMT-5048 -  Professional Competencies
    This course emphasises the integration of knowledge from more than one subject area or topic. The student will be required to combine knowledge of topics from different subject areas or knowledge of different topics within the same subject area. For example, in order to solve one case a student may have to demonstrate an understanding of tax, auditing and financial accounting.

    MKTG-1012 -  Principles of Marketing I

    This course is designed to provide an overview of the decisions that face Marketers in today's fast-paced and competitive business environment. Students will learn that marketing is not only advertising but a broad set of activities designed to satisfy consumer needs and wants. Students begin by examining the information Marketers require for effective decision-makingin order to develop effective marketing strategies. Students will then study product planning, channel system management, integrated communications and pricing policies.

    SYST-3002 -  Business Information Systems

    A comprehensive survey course in the use of computer based information systems in management and accounting. Topics include hardware and software; file and database organization; telecommunications and networks; e-commerce; information management and decision support systems; systems development; and the impact of computers. After completion of the course, students will be able to make informed decisions about the applications of information technology. Database, Internet, and decision support programs are used to examine solutions to common business problems. Microsoft Access topics include all of the components of the Microsoft Certified Applications Specialist (MCAS) certification program. Assignments and lessons are focused on the practice of accounting in the business world.

    WRIT-1032 -  Reason & Writing - Business 1
    This course will introduce business students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking. This course will also introduce students to selected business terms.

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