X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.)

Accounting (Co-op) (ACCT:C)

Department of Management, College of Business and Economics

The Co-op program in Accounting is designed to facilitate the transition of students from academic studies to a professional career by enhancing the integration of theory and practice.

The Co-op in Accounting is a five year program including 4 work terms. Students must follow the academic work schedule as outlined on the Co-operative Education and Career Services website: https://www.recruitguelph.ca/cecs/.

In order for students to be eligible to continue in the Co-op program, they must meet a minimum 70% cumulative average requirement after second semester, as well as meet all work term requirements. Please refer to the Co-operative Education program policy with respect to work term performance grading and work term report grading. For additional program information students should consult with their Co-op Co-ordinator and Co-op Faculty Advisor, listed on the Co-operative Education and Career Services website: https://www.recruitguelph.ca/cecs/.

For this major, 13.50 of the 20.00 credits are specified as core requirements and 6.50 electives (including the Liberal Education Requirements of 1.50 credits.) Students pursuing a professional accounting designation should visit the Department of Management website for links to the requirements for each designation.

Group/Team work is a significant part of core credit work.

Liberal Education Requirement

As part of the graduation requirement all students within the B.Comm. Program are required to complete 1.50 credits from at least two different subject prefixes as listed under the B.Comm. Program Information section of the undergraduate calendar.


Semester 1 -- Fall
ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
MATH*1030 [0.50] Business Mathematics
MGMT*1000 [1.00] Introduction to Business
0.50 electives
Semester 2 -- Winter
ACCT*2220 [0.50] Financial Accounting
ECON*1100 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
HROB*2100 [1.00] Managing People in Organizations
MCS*1000 [0.50] Introductory Marketing
Semester 3 -- Fall
ACCT*2230 [0.50] Management Accounting
ACCT*2240 [0.50] Applied Financial Accounting
COOP*1100 [0.00] Introduction to Co-operative Education
One of:
STAT*2060 [0.50] Statistics for Business Decisions
ECON*2740 [0.50] Economic Statistics
One of:
CIS*1200 [0.50] Introduction to Computing
MCS*2020 [0.50] Marketing Information Management *
0.50 electives
* Note: Students taking courses in the CA stream may take MCS*2020 in semester 3 or 4.
Semester 4 -- Winter
ACCT*3330 [0.50] Intermediate Financial Accounting I
FARE*3310 [0.50] Operations Management
1.50 electives
Summer Semester
COOP*1000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term I
Semester 5 -- Fall
ACCT*3280 [0.50] Auditing I
ACCT*3340 [0.50] Intermediate Financial Accounting II
ACCT*3350 [0.50] Taxation
One of:
ECON*2310 [0.50] Intermediate Microeconomics
MCS*2600 [0.50] Fundamentals of Consumer Behaviour
0.50 electives
Winter Semester
COOP*2000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term II
Semester 6 -- Summer
ACCT*3230 [0.50] Intermediate Management Accounting
ECON*2560 [0.50] Theory of Finance
MCS*3040 [0.50] Business and Consumer Law
MGMT*3320 [0.50] Financial Management
0.50 electives
Fall Semester
COOP*3000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term III
(Eight month work term in conjunction with COOP*4000)
Winter Semester
COOP*4000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term IV
(Eight month work term in conjunction with COOP*3000)
Semester 7 -- Fall
ACCT*4220 [0.50] Advanced Financial Accounting
MGMT*4000 [0.50] Strategic Management
One of:
ACCT*4270 and ACCT*4350
1.00 electives
0.50 electives
Semester 8 -- Winter
ACCT*4230 [0.50] Advanced Management Accounting
ACCT*4290 [0.50] Auditing III
1.50 electives
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