Business Administration - Accounting


Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Area Of Interest



3 years

Program Code



Thunder Bay


A Future You Can Count On!

You’ve always been a whiz with numbers. Why not earn a living at it?

Incoming first-year students should apply to the two-year Business - Accounting program

Confederation College’s Business Administration – Accounting three-year diploma program takes it a step further from the two-year Business Accounting diploma. As with the two-year program, you’ll learn the basics of accounting principles and finance along with advanced courses in the third year including auditing, project management and case analysis. Your last semester will be dedicated to a work placement so that you get real-world experience that will give you an even bigger advantage on the job market.

Top Highlights

  • Earn your two-year diploma before continuing on to third year
  • Provides more job opportunities and career advancement opportunities than two-year program
  • Full-semester work placement in the final semester
  • Continue on to a university degree through articulation agreements

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. record financial transactions in compliance with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for sole proprietorships, partnerships, private enterprises, publicly accountable enterprises and non-profit organizations.
  2. prepare and present financial statements, reports and other documents in compliance with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for sole proprietorships, partnerships and private enterprises.
  3. contribute to strategic decision-making by applying advanced management accounting concepts.
  4. prepare individuals' and Canadian-controlled private corporations’ income tax returns and individuals’ basic tax planning in compliance with relevant legislation and regulations.
  5. analyze and evaluate organizational structures and the interdependence of functional areas and contribute to the development of strategies which positively impact financial performance.
  6. analyze and evaluate, within a Canadian context, the impact of economic variables, legislation, ethics, technological advances and the environment on an organization’s operations.
  7. analyze and evaluate an organization's internal control system, taking risk management into account.
  8. contribute to strategic decision-making by applying advanced financial management concepts.
  9. co-ordinate the planning, implementation, management and evaluation of team projects by applying project management principles.
Confederation College has helped me develop my social and professional skills. Why I Chose Confederation College Enrolling in Confederation College...
Jordan Chow
Summer Student
I started at Confederation College when my first child was just under a year old. With uncertainties in school, work, and life balance, Confederation...
(Sharon) Shaveh Moores, CPA
Financial Officer
Confederation College was my stepping stone to success. Throughout my three years in the Business Administration Accounting program, I received a...
Bryer Twiss
Compliance Auditor - Government of Canada
I am grateful that I chose Confederation College to start my post-secondary education. The quality of education, along with the eagerness and...
Angelica Mejia
Staff Accountant
Without the excellent support and encouragement from the faculty of the Business Administration - Accounting program I would never have had the...
Michelle Henderson
Accounting Clerk
As an immigrant, the best decision I made was to chose to study at Confederation College. The resourceful professors in the Business Administration -...
Miao Wang
Accounts Payable Clerk

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the three-year Business Administration – Accounting program find jobs in a variety of private and public sector positions including Accounting Clerk, Accounting Assistant, credit and collections, Accounts Payable Clerk and Accounts Receivable Clerk.

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Alain Gosselin

Alain Gosselin

Professor and Program Coordinator – Accounting Programs, MBA, CPA, CGA
(807) 475-6391
Lianne Jackson

Lianne Jackson

Program Officer, Distance Education
(807) 475-6171

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