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/.

Students pursuing a professional accounting designation should visit the Department of Management website for links to the requirements.

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

Degree Requirements (20.00 Total Credits)

13.00 - Required Core Courses

1.00 - Restricted Electives (see semester 7 & 8)

1.50 - Liberal Education Electives

4.50 - Free Electives

The recommended program sequence is outlined below.


Semester 1 -- Fall
ACCT*1220 [0.50] Introductory Financial Accounting
ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
MATH*1030 [0.50] Business Mathematics
MGMT*1000 [1.00] Introduction to Business
Semester 2 -- Winter
ACCT*1240 [0.50] Applied Financial Accounting
COOP*1100 [0.00] Introduction to Co-operative Education
ECON*1100 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
HROB*2090 [0.50] Individuals and Groups in Organizations
1.00 electives
Semester 3 -- Fall
ACCT*2230 [0.50] Management Accounting
ACCT*3330 [0.50] Intermediate Financial Accounting I
MCS*1000 [0.50] Introductory Marketing
STAT*2060 [0.50] Statistics for Business Decisions
0.50 electives
Winter Semester
COOP*1000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term I
Semester 4 -- Summer
ACCT*3280 [0.50] Auditing I
ACCT*3340 [0.50] Intermediate Financial Accounting II
ACCT*3350 [0.50] Taxation
MCS*2020 [0.50] Information Management
0.50 electives
Semester 5 -- Fall
ECON*2560 [0.50] Theory of Finance
FARE*3310 [0.50] Operations Management
HROB*2290 [0.50] Human Resources Management
1.00 electives
Winter Semester
COOP*2000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term II
Semester 6 -- Summer
ACCT*3230 [0.50] Intermediate Management Accounting
MCS*3040 [0.50] Business and Consumer Law
MGMT*3020 [0.50] Corporate Social Responsibility
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
Semester 8 - Winter
ACCT*4230 [0.50] Advanced Management Accounting
Semester 7 or 8 - Fall or Winter
MGMT*4000 [0.50] Strategic Management
Two of:
ACCT*4270 [0.50] Auditing II
ACCT*4290 [0.50] IT Auditing and Data Analytics
ACCT*4340 [0.50] Accounting Theory
ACCT*4350 [0.50] Income Taxation II
ACCT*4440 [0.50] Integrated Cases in Accounting
2.50 electives
Note: ACCT*4270 and ACCT*4350 are offered in the Fall only. ACCT*4290, ACCT*4340 and ACCT*4440 are offered in the Winter only. Students may take MGMT*4000 in either Fall or Winter.
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