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Starting in your third year, you’ll have the opportunity to take a series of electives in financial reporting, managerial and cost accounting, tax, audit and related areas. Then, in your fourth year, you’ll complete a capstone case class.

Our accounting major program is designed to prepare you for a professional accounting program after graduation.

Our courses provide the prerequisites and pervasive competencies needed to begin the CPA Canada program. We have a strong tradition of excellence in this area and our instructors are well qualified and dedicated to student success.


Our Bachelor of Commerce Co-op program offers a major in accounting. By contrast, other programs offer multiple accounting classes by arrangement.

Career prospects

Our accounting majors usually go on to complete a professional accounting designation (CA, CMA, CGA) and have careers that begin in public practice before moving to industry jobs.

Faculty members in Accounting

Department coordinator: Joan Davison Conrod, Professor
Louis Beaubien, Associate Professor
Tammy Crowell, Lecturer
Laura Cumming, Lecturer
Shannon Lin, Associate Professor
Jim Power, Lecturer
Julia Sawicki, Associate Professor
Jenny Zhang, Associate Professor