Guelph’s accounting major develops the technical, analytical, and leadership skills needed for a successful career in accounting and related management areas. In this major, you will explore topics at the heart of financial success – human behaviour and sound judgment. You'll examine and understand the financial issues facing both entrepreneurial businesses as well as public corporations. Our accounting programs are fully accredited by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Ontario and we offer all of the undergraduate courses required for entry into the CPA's Professional Education Program. In addition to your accounting courses, you'll have the opportunity of developing a secondary area of focus such as leadership, real estate and housing, public management, hospitality and tourism management, and human resources management.
Our accounting faculty have a commitment to your learning and skill development and engage students through experiential learning opportunities. They also hold professional accounting designations and have significant professional accounting and managerial experience.
Upon graduating, you’ll have the option of completing a brief 4-month graduate diploma in accounting that will help you progress further in obtaining your CPA designation and will help you further stand out in your job search. Read more about our Graduate Diploma in Accounting.
Sample career options:
- Financial Analyst
- Corporate Controller
- Senior Accountant
- Portfolio Manager
- Financial Consultant
- Auditing Ofﬁcer
- Accounting Analyst
Our graduates are working for:
- EY (Ernst & Young) KPMG
- Fidelity Investments
Sample courses include:
|Theory of Finance
This course looks at capital budgeting and long-term finance and investment decisions by firms and individuals. It introduces capital asset pricing under uncertainty and the concept of efficient markets. A major emphasis is on corporate finance.
This course emphasizes the use of accounting information to facilitate effective management decisions. Topics include cost determination, cost control and analysis, budgeting, profit-volume analysis and capital investment analysis.
|Applied Financial Accounting
|Students will become adept at performing the functions related to each step in the accounting cycle, up to and including the preparation of the financial statements and client reports. Students will also develop the skills necessary for assessing an organization’s system of internal controls and financial conditions.
Estimated Cutoff Ranges: 77-81% for all majors.
Note: Estimated cutoff ranges are based on the admission averages from previous years and are provided solely as a point of reference. Exact cutoffs for the current cycle will be determined by the quantity and quality of applications received and the number of spaces available in the program. Co-op averages will often exceed the estimated cutoff ranges.
For more information, visit the Admissions website.