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Pilon School of Business

Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting)

An accounting degree designed for the changing business world.

A creative approach to accounting

There's no such thing as a typical accountant. Lorraine Alyea, professor in the Pilon School of Business, dispels accountant myths and discusses how creativity is an important part of the profession.

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Prepare for an exciting career in accounting and finance, and take the first step towards earning your CPA.

Customize your education and career path

At Sheridan, you'll build a foundation of essential business learning in your first two years of study. In your final two years, specific accounting degree courses teach the advanced skills needed to become a CPA or work in accounting and finance. Become a well-rounded graduate with a specialized skillset that helps you thrive in a wide variety of roles and organizations.

Learn accounting from industry insiders

Our accounting professors combine years of industry experience, academic knowledge and the latest hands-on learning strategies to create an educational blueprint that keeps pace with the changing field. They use innovative teaching methods that let you master basic concepts independently, while prioritizing complex topics in class. It's higher thinking through hands-on guidance.

Collaborative and hands-on learning

Today's work world has changed. Top employability skills now include creative and critical thinking, collaboration across networks, leading by influence, communication and entrepreneurship. Our small class sizes and experiential learning approach promote the development of these skills through constant interaction with professors and peers.

Gain real-world work experience before graduation

In the accounting program, you'll have the benefit of completing a mandatory work term as part of your business degree. This provides valuable work experience and allows you to practice and finesse skills and concepts learned in class. You may also participate in an optional co-op program to further boost your experience and résumé before graduation.

Accounting degree courses recognized by the CPA

Sheridan's 120-credit-hour bachelor of accounting degree meets the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) requirement for entry into the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP).

If you graduate from Sheridan's BBA accounting program and meet all of the CPA's minimum grade requirements, you could qualify for exemption from the CPA Preparatory courses (PREP) and receive entry into the CPA PEP.

Learn more about Sheridan BBA course PREP exemptions.

Learn more about CPA Harmonized Education Policies.

In order to obtain a CPA designation, you must meet the CPA's entrance requirements and complete the CPA PEP. CPA designations are solely conferred by the CPA.

Build your Creative Learning Portfolio

The Creative Learning Portfolio is an electronic portfolio that explores your career and personal goals, as well as your passion and purpose. It features work samples, course reflections and learning experiences to help you showcase your skills to potential employers — and set you apart in the job market.

Flexible learning options

Sheridan's BBA accounting degree offers flexible learning options that fit into your busy life. You can choose to study part-time while you work or take a full-time course load. With morning, afternoon and some evening classes available, we make learning around your schedule convenient and simple.

  • Honours Baccalaureate Degree

    • Full-time
    • 4 yrs (8 semesters)
    • Program code: PBACC
  • Honours Baccalaureate Degree

    • Part-Time
    • Program code: PBACC