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Accounting

Admission Requirements

Learn the Language of Business, Beyond the Numbers

 Achieve a Professional CPA Designation

Achieve a highly respected professional designation and a successful career in business and accounting, with courses preparing you to become a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) of Ontario. The accounting courses you complete are accredited by CPA.

 Augment Your Accounting Focus

Complement your accounting focus with a secondary area of discipline such as leadership, data analytics, business sustainability, marketing, international business, or human resources management.

 Go Beyond the Classroom

Lang's co-op option develops your professional and leadership abilities through relevant work experience outside of the classroom. You can even choose to complete a project-based assignment or an individual study for course credit.

Why Accounting?

Want to achieve your Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation? Want to learn skills in leadership, accounting and finances that are critical to career and business success? The accounting degree at the U of G will help you develop a solid foundation of accounting and business know-how to get you there.

Students in the Accounting (ACCT) major at the University of Guelph might also be interested in studying Economics, Management Economics and Finance, Marketing Management, or other majors.

What You Will Learn

Semester 1
  • Introductory Financial Accounting
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Business Mathematics
  • Introduction to Business
Semester 2
  • Applied Financial Accounting
  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Individuals and Groups in Organizations
  • Introductory Marketing

Semester 3
  • Management Accounting
  • Information Management
  • Business Career Preparation
  • Statistics for Business Decisions
Semester 4
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Business and Consumer Law
  • Financial Management

Semester 5
  • Auditing I
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting II
  • Taxation
  • Human Resources Management
Semester 6
  • Intermediate Management Accounting
  • Operations Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Semester 7 - Fall
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
Semester 8 - Winter
  • Advanced Management Accounting
Semester 7 or 8 - Fall or Winter
  • Strategic Management
  • Auditing II
  • IT Auditing and Data Analytics
  • Accounting Theory
  • Income Taxation II
  • Integrated Cases in Accounting

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Gain Valuable Experience Through Co-op

Our Accounting co-op provides 16 months of experience and is designed to facilitate the transition of students from academic studies to a professional career by enhancing the integration of theory and practice in real-world scenarios, sharpening your technical, analytical, evaluative and communication skills.

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