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Pilon School of Business

Business Accounting

Develop fundamental skills that are assets to any accounting career.

For the Winter 2021 semester, this program will be delivered entirely through remote learning. View delivery modes for all programs.

Sheridan’s two-year diploma teaches you general principles and tools you can apply to work in business or finance.

Master fundamental accounting skills

Learn the general principles and applications that modern accountants rely on. Expert professors will guide you through foundational concepts in a small classroom environment, supporting their lectures with hands-on learning opportunities. You’ll gain experience using spreadsheets and databases. You’ll also learn to use accounting and tax software programs such as Sage 50, MS Access and Profile.

Learn how accounting supports business

Businesses rely on accountants to monitor their performance, compliance and financial health. Your first year will involve common curriculum shared by all business students, providing you with an understanding of how companies work. Topics of study include communications, finance, human resources and marketing — all areas of business you’ll impact as an accountant.

Earn credits towards your degree or other credentials

Many students use our Business Accounting diploma program as a springboard towards their degree. Your diploma credits can be applied towards our Honours Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting degree program, which even features some of the same professors! Credits in the diploma program can also be applied towards your Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification.

Study in Brampton or Mississauga

All courses in our two-year Business Accounting diploma program are offered at both our Davis Campus in Brampton and our Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC) in Mississauga. After you graduate, you can transfer directly into the final year of our Business Administration – Accounting advanced diploma program. All courses in this third year are taught at HMC.

  • Ontario College Diploma

    • Full-time
    • 2 yrs (4 semesters)
    • Program code: PBUSA