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Pilon School of Business

Business Administration – Accounting

Advanced preparation for your career in accounting.

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

Our Business Administration – Accounting program provides a balance of theoretical studies, hands-on learning and specialized courses.

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 administration 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.

Specialize your skills through electives

Study advanced accounting principles that aren’t covered in our two-year Business Accounting program! In your final year, you can master skills essential for employment in the field’s more demanding positions. Choose from a broad selection of electives, including courses in tax, auditing, budgeting, business analysis and financial statement preparation.

Optional accounting co-op placement

Enjoy the opportunity to earn while you learn! All advanced diploma students have the option of gaining more than 1,000 hours of work experience through a co-op work term. Co-op is a competitive program and you’ll need to meet certain academic requirements to participate. Connections you build during your work term may lead to employment opportunities after you graduate.

Learn from industry experts

Sheridan’s accounting professors are actively involved in the industry, presenting at conferences and contributing to publications of accounting textbooks and articles. Many also hold the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation and maintain strong ties with the business community, which may assist you with obtaining a co-op work term.

Graduate halfway towards your degree

Interested in pursuing your Chartered Professional Accountant designation? As a graduate of this program, you could be just two years away from obtaining the degree you’ll need for entry into the CPA’s Professional Education Program (PEP). Our Degree Completion program allows you to apply your diploma credits towards the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting degree. You’ll also have earned up to 15 credits towards your Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification.

Study in Brampton or Mississauga for your first two years

All courses in the first and second year of Sheridan’s Business Administration – Accounting advanced diploma program are offered at both our Davis Campus in Brampton and our Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC) in Mississauga. Third-year courses are taught exclusively at HMC.

  • Ontario College Advanced Diploma

    • Full-time
    • 3 yrs (6 semesters)
    • Program code: PBSAA
  • Ontario College Advanced Diploma

    • Full-time
    • Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)
    • Program code: PBSAC