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Business Administration - Accounting

Available at: Cornwall | Kingston


St. Lawrence 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 as well as a work placement in the final semester of the program.

*NEW! You can start this program in November and January. Applicants should apply at OCAS as a Business Fundamentals student. All students will start in this program and transition into the Business program area of their choice.


The recognized professional accounting bodies in Ontario (CGA, CMA, CA) have recently undergone a unification which resulted in the formation of one designation (CPA - Chartered Professional Accountant) and a number of significant changes to the qualification processes and requirements

Graduates of the Business Accounting and Business Administration Accounting programs will now be eligible to pursue the CPA Canada Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance(ACAF). A university degree is not an entrance requirement for this certification. Click here for more information about this opportunity. Click here for the CPA ACAF/ St. Lawrence College transfer credit policy.

One of the most significant changes affecting graduates of the Business Accounting and Business Administration Accounting diploma programs is the requirement to complete an undergraduate degree prior to entering the CPA Program of Professional Studies. Graduates of a three year business ad­ministration program have the opportunity to continue to the Laurentian University Bachelor of Business Administration degree offered on the Kingston campus. For more information about this unique opportunity, refer to: BBA

Students interested in pursuing a designation as a Chartered Professional Accountant are also advised to refer to the CPA Ontario website:

In addition to the post-graduate opportunities described above, Stenberg College and the Professional Business Accountants’ Society of Canada (PBA) recognize St. Lawrence College as an approved institution for articulation of 12 of the 20 PBA Program courses. Graduates with these designated courses can immediately become "Associate Members" of PBA and continue their progress towards full designation through additional online courses. Details can be found at this link:

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Program Name

Business Administration - Accounting

Program Code



Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Start Dates

*Applicants should apply at OCAS as a Business Fundamentals student (K0973) and will transition into the Business program area of their choice.

Program Duration

3 Years

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

2016-17 tuition fees are $2,850.18. Compulsory fees are $1,062.15. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

International Fees

2016-17 International tuition fees are $13,420.00. Compulsory fees are $1,740.15. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

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 2016-17

Semester 1
ACCT 1 Introductory Accounting I
ADMN 1000 Introduction to Canadian Business
COMM 34 Introductory College Communications
MATH 35 Business Mathematics
GENE 114 Professional Effectiveness
COMP 222 Computer Application Fundamentals
CARE 60 Career Development

Semester 2
ACCT 2 Introductory Accounting II
COMM 39 Communications for Business and Technology
ECON 1 Microeconomics
MATH 53 Mathematics of Finance
BELE 2000 Business Elective 1
BELE 4000 Business Elective

Semester 3
ACCT 5 Cost Accounting I
ACCT 201 Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT 36 Computer Applications in Accounting
BLAW 1 Business Law
ECON 2 Macroeconomics
HUMA 1079 Organizational Behaviour
GENE General Education Course

Semester 4
ACCT 35 Auditing
ACCT 202 Intermediate Accounting II
BTAX 1 Taxation I
COMP 45 Advanced Computer Applications - Excel
FINA 1 Finance I
Business Elective
GENE General Education Course

Semester 5
ACCT 10 Cost Accounting II
ACCT 203 Intermediate Accounting III
BTAX 2 Taxation II
CARE 91 Business Career Strategies
FINA 2 Finance II
MATH 14 Introductory Statistics

Semester 6
ACCT 7 Accounting Information Systems
ACCT 15 Cost Accounting III
ACCT 17 Cases in Accounting Practice
MARK 1009 Business Management Simulation
WORK164 Business Work Placement

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


There are just so many great things to say about the teaching staff in the business program. I always think that they expect a lot from us, getting our homework done and being prepared for class discussion. But we, as students, expected a lot from them as well, being prepared to teach us everything we need to know. I feel the business department did a great job of holding up their end of the bargin.

Amanda Collins

Program Contact

Lisa Knechtle-Jerkiewicz

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.

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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