Business - Accounting - 316 - 356
- Learn from faculty with professional designations including members of the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Ontario who bring their real-life experiences to the classroom.
- Upon completion of a common first semester, you may choose to transfer into second semester of one of the following programs*:
- Business Administration (632)
- Business Administration - Accounting (364)
- Business Administration - Human Resources (363)
- Business Administration - Marketing (non co-op 362 or co-op 366)
- Business - Financial Services (303)
- Business (General) (320)
- Business - Marketing (319)
- Insurance (non co-op 318 or co-op 368)
What you'll learn
- Accounting theory and practical applications with integrated computer technologies.
- Specialize in financial accounting, cost and management accounting, taxation, business finance and applied accounting systems.
Progress towards a professional accounting certificate or designation.
Analyze the financial information produced in financial statements in order to assess the financial position of a company.
2 academic years (periods of 8 months), plus optional co-op
Fast Track - allows students to complete a two-year Diploma program in 4 semesters. Students will start in January and be in school for four semesters: Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall, and Winter. Students will not be off during the summer.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and Fees
2018 - 2019 Domestic Tuition and Fees
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Total Ancillary Fees||$717.02||$653.92|
|Mandatory Program Fees||$0.00||$0.00|
|Total Domestic Charges Per Semester||$2,221.51||$2,633.41|
|Total 1st Year Fees (Non Co-op)||$4,379.92|
|Total 1st Year Fees (Co-op)||$4,854.92|
Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.
- Awards: Scholarships and Bursaries
- OSAP Eligible. Learn about Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).
- Full Cost Breakdown
2018 - 2019 International Tuition and Fees
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee||$7,342.97||$7,342.97|
|Program Compulsory Fee Plus Tax||$0.00||$0.00|
|International Tax Recovery||$450.00||$375.00|
|Total International Charges Per Semester||$7,792.97||$7,717.97|
|Total 1st Year Fees (Non Co-op)||$15,510.94|
|Total 1st Year Fees (Co-op)||$15,985.94|
- International Scholarships and Bursaries
- OSAP not eligible for International Students
- Full Cost Breakdown
If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.
Domestic and International student admission requirements
- OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
- Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
- Grade 11 Mathematics, C, M or U level or equivalent (M or U level recommended)
Note: An additional requirement based on overall grades may be required to proceed into some programs.
Language Requirements for International Students:
- See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:
How you’ll gain skills
- Gain valuable experience during co-op work terms.
|September to December||January to April||May to August|
|Semester 1||Semester 2||Vacation|
|Semester 3||Work Term 1 (Co-op)||Work Term 2 (Co-op)|
|Work Term 3 (Co-op)||Semester 4|
Work Term Capabilities
(which do not reflect individual work experiences & exposures)
- Accounts receivable/collections
- Accounts payable/payments
- Bank reconciliation
- Job cost recording
- Process cost reporting
- Maintain perpetual inventory records
- Maintain petty cash book
- Maintain all special journals
- Maintain subledgers (A/R, A/P, fixed assets, investments)
- Personal tax preparation
- Financial statement preparation and analysis
- Budget preparation
- Computerized and manual bookkeeping
- Variance analysis
- Cost behaviour analysis
- Account analysis
- Cash budgeting
- Microsoft Office Suite
- Simply Accounting
- The Mohawk College Two-Year Accounting Program is structured to give the student both theoretical training and practical experience in accounting procedures and systems to prepare students for careers in accounting.
- The goal is to provide the student with a working insight into the role of accounting as an information system for planning and controlling business operations.
- Program curriculum offers specialization in the field of accounting.
- Practical hands-on experience is gained through cooperative work experience conducted whenever possible under actual field conditions, assisted by working professionals.
- Graduates are well-prepared to serve in a wide range of responsible positions up to and including mid-management levels in business and industry.
- Prime employment opportunities include service with accounting firms and industry, in the cost and financial accounting areas of business. The program is designed to facilitate student progress towards a professional accounting certificate, the Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) offered through CPA Ontario.
- The program offers transferability options to universities where students can work toward their Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.
|Work Term 1||Work Term 2||Work Term 3|
|Range||$14.00 - $16.84||$14.00 - $17.31||$14.40- $18.00|
For further information, please contact:
Gordana Mihajlovic, Co-op Specialist
Email: Gordana.Mihajlovic [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Gordana Mihajlovic)
Where you can go next
- Mohawk offers a diverse range of programs to further your studies**:
Earn a degree:
Athabasca University - Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations, Bachelor of Management
Davenport University - Bachelor of Business Administration
- Griffith University - Bachelor of Commerce
- Niagara University - Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting
- Robert Gordon University - BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
- View our pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices.
- Visit Pathways and Credit Transfer for degree completion opportunities outside of Ontario.
- See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.
Your future career options
- Controller, Accountant, Cost Accountant and Payroll Accountant
- Accounting and Related Clerk
- Accounting Assistant, Technician and Junior Staff Accountant
- Junior Financial Analyst and Financial Cost Analyst
- Office Administrator
- Senior Management Position for graduates pursuing a professional accounting designation
- Audit Associate
Where you could work includes:
- Small to Large Businesses and Manufacturing Companies
- Government and Public Service
- Public Practice
Opportunities for grads
- Progress towards an Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) through CPA Ontario.
Progress towards an Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) through CPA Ontario. Transfer college credits to a degree granting institution for students considering the pursuit of a professional accounting designation. For further details, please visit the CPA Ontario website.
Program of Studies
Course Overview & Descriptions
Click on the course title for a course description.
Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.
- Review the program learning outcomes for Business - Accounting (316)
- Review the program learning outcomes for Business - Accounting (356) - co-op
In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.
Domestic Canadian Students
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