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Business - Accounting

Available at: Cornwall | Kingston


St. Lawrence College offers two programs in accounting: Business Administration – Accounting, a three-year program and Business – Accounting, a two-year program. The Business Administration – Accounting program offers students a more intensive background in financial accounting, corporate finance, cost accounting and taxation during the third year.

The first two semesters of most Business programs offer the same curriculum. The curriculum for the remaining semesters focuses on the areas of accounting and finance.

Some of our most successful graduates enroll in the Certified General Accountants program after graduation to obtain their professional designation (CGA). This professional accounting organization gives exemptions for many courses taken during the diploma program, which results in a significant reduction in time required to receive the professional accounting designation.


Career Opportunities

Recent graduates of our Accounting programs have found rewarding careers, often in Eastern and Central Ontario, with:

  • Banks and other financial institutions
  • Public accounting firms
  • Federal, Provincial and Municipal government offices
  • Industry – especially the manufacturing sector
  • Merchandising firms

Depending upon their skills and experience, the graduate can expect to secure a position ranging from entry-level to management.

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Program Name

Business - Accounting

Program Code



Ontario College Diploma

Start Dates

May 2017 International Only

Program Duration

2 years

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

2016-17 tuition fees are $2,850.18. Compulsory fees are $746.35. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

International Fees

2016-17 International tuition fees are $13,420.00. Compulsory fees are $1,411.35. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

May 2016 intake for International students

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program. Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals. These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential. For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Semester 1
ACCT 1 Introductory Accounting I
COMM 34 Introduction to College Communications
COMP 201 Basic Computer Applications
HUMA 201 Introduction to Human Resources Management I
MARK 201 Introductory Marketing I
MATH 35 Business Mathematics

Semester 2
ACCT 2 Introductory Accounting II
COMM 39 Communications for Business
COMP 45 Advanced Excel
HUMA 202 Introduction to Human Resources Management II
MARK 202 Introductory Marketing II
MATH 53 Mathematics of Finance

Semester 3
ACCT 5 Management Accounting I
ACCT 6 Taxation I
ACCT 36 Accounting Software Applications
ACCT 201 Intermediate Accounting I
ECON 1 Microeconomics
GENE 34 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
PROJ 1A Introduction to Project Management

Semester 4
ACCT 10 Management Accounting II
ACCT 202 Intermediate Accounting II
BLAW 1 Business Law
ECON 2 Macroeconomics
FINA 1 Financial Management I
GENE 52 Organizational Behaviour

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level including the following prerequisites:

  • Grade 12 English at the C, or U level
  • Grade 11 Math at the C, U or M level

For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.


Health Requirements

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities


The Marketing classes that I’ve taken so far have definitely opened my eyes to different approaches that I can take with my band: how to promote my upcoming events properly, how to get them into the right channels. And the Accounting courses have helped me with creating budgets, so I can actually budget an entire tour and know how to finance the entire thing.

Mike Brown

Program Contact

David White

Recruiting Contact

Recruitment Office

Additional Information

Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.


Students starting in January must take the second semester during the spring/ summer in order to be on track for the third semester in the fall.

Unique Learning Experience: The CGA is committed to providing students who require a Bachelor’s degree the opportunity to complete one through distance education, concurrent with their CGA studies.

Currently, through Laurentian University, students in the CGA program can complete a Bachelor of Commerce Degree. Please contact the College Coordinator of Accounting Programs for further information.

Advanced Standing

High school students with a minimum grade of 75% in Grade 12 M level accounting (BAT4M) are eligible to receive advanced standing in St. Lawrence College Introduc­tory Accounting, ACCT 1. Once you have been accepted into your college program, contact your program coordinator for details.

Are you a McDonald's of Canada Restaurant employee? Find out about our NEW student transfer agreement. Link

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