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Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting) (Honours)
Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting) (Honours)

Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting) (Honours)

  • ID:SC010102
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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* Health Science Pre-Admission Testing Charge, Identification Card

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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements:

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • ​English, Grade 12 with a minimum 65%


  • ​​Mathematics, Grade 12 Advanced Functions with a minimum 60%, or Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors with a minimum 60%, or successful completion of Sheridan’s Mathematical Functions for Business course with a minimum 60%, offered through Continuing and Professional Studies.
  • Four other Grade 12 credits with a minimum 60%
  • Minimum 65% overall average


  • Two semesters of postsecondary education, including required courses, with a minimum of 65% overall average.

English requirements:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), 88 (21L,W,S,R) iBT (Internet-based TOEFL) or 570 Paper-based

  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition**, 88 (21L,W,S,R)

  • iTEP Academic**, 3.9

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic Module, 6.5 – Overall Band Score with no Band below 6.0

  • PTE A (Pearson Test of English Academic), 60 – Overall Minimum Score (57L,W,S,R)

  • FCE (Cambridge English: First), 176 – Cambridge English Scale or FCE A

  • CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced), 180 – Cambridge English Scale or CAE C

  • CPE (Cambridge English: Proficiency), 200 – Cambridge English Scale or CPE C

  • Sheridan EAP (English for Academic Purposes), 75%

  • Sheridan EPA (English Proficiency Assessment), 4.5 – Listening Band 4.5 – Reading Combined Band CLB 8 - Writing

Other requirements:

  • Applicant Selection

  • Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).

  • Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

  • Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

  • Sheridan is pleased to provide an Entrance Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program.

Course Information

Prepare for an exciting career in accounting and finance, and take the first step towards earning your CPA.

Customize your education and career path

At Sheridan, you'll build a foundation of essential business learning in your first two years of study. In your final two years, specific accounting degree courses teach the advanced skills needed to become a CPA or work in accounting and finance. Become a well-rounded graduate with a specialized skillset that helps you thrive in a wide variety of roles and organizations.

Learn accounting from industry insiders

Our accounting professors combine years of industry experience, academic knowledge and the latest hands-on learning strategies to create an educational blueprint that keeps pace with the changing field. They use innovative teaching methods that let you master basic concepts independently, while prioritizing complex topics in class. It's higher thinking through hands-on guidance.

Collaborative and hands-on learning

Today's work world has changed. Top employability skills now include creative and critical thinking, collaboration across networks, leading by influence, communication and entrepreneurship. Our small class sizes and experiential learning approach promote the development of these skills through constant interaction with professors and peers.

Gain real-world work experience before graduation

In the accounting program, you'll have the benefit of completing a mandatory work term as part of your business degree. This provides valuable work experience and allows you to practice and finesse skills and concepts learned in class. You may also participate in an optional co-op program to further boost your experience and résumé before graduation.

Accounting degree courses recognized by the CPA

Sheridan's 120-credit-hour bachelor of accounting degree meets the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) requirement for entry into the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP).

If you graduate from Sheridan's BBA accounting program and meet all of the CPA's minimum grade requirements, you could qualify for exemption from the CPA Preparatory courses (PREP) and receive entry into the CPA PEP.

In order to obtain a CPA designation, you must meet the CPA's entrance requirements and complete the CPA PEP. CPA designations are solely conferred by the CPA.

Build your Creative Learning Portfolio

The Creative Learning Portfolio is an electronic portfolio that explores your career and personal goals, as well as your passion and purpose. It features work samples, course reflections and learning experiences to help you showcase your skills to potential employers — and set you apart in the job market.

Flexible learning options

Sheridan's BBA accounting degree offers flexible learning options that fit into your busy life. You can choose to study part-time while you work or take a full-time course load. With morning, afternoon and some evening classes available, we make learning around your schedule convenient and simple.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in a variety of organizational settings.

  • Evaluate complex qualitative and quantitative data to support strategic and operational decisions.

  • Develop comprehensive strategic and tactical plans for an organization.

  • Work independently and collaboratively in inter- and/or multi-disciplinary and diverse environments.

  • Use creative, critical and reflective thinking to address organizational opportunities and challenges.

  • Apply problem solving and decision-making frameworks that propose defensible solutions to organizational opportunities, challenges, change and risk.

  • Demonstrate ethical and socially responsible behaviour.

  • Integrate appropriate technologies in developing solutions to business opportunities and challenges.

  • Build effective internal and external relationships using influencing, communication and consultative skills.

  • Evaluate the dynamic of the global business environment from a competitive and economic perspective.

  • Develop self-leadership strategies to enhance personal and professional effectiveness.

  • Assess business processes relative to organizational goals.

  • Perform robust research through the application of accepted applied research methodologies.

  • Develop critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, written, and oral communication.

  • Knowledge of society and culture, and skills relevant to civic engagement.

  • Create relevant, complete and accurate financial statements and information reports using the appropriate accounting principles to provide information to measure the entity’s performance.

  • Interpret financial statement and organizational results to enhance the entity’s decision-making performance.

  • Assess the measurable objectives of an entity’s strategic plan using appropriate quantitative and qualitative analyses.

  • Use appropriate technological tools and information systems necessary to provide the required financial information for effective decision-making.

  • Evaluate strategic opportunities that add value and are consistent with operational goals, policies and procedures.

  • Contribute to the development of investment plans, business plans and financial proposals to assist in converting the entities financial strategies into specific financial objectives.

  • Evaluate internal controls and audit requirements in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.

  • Prepare regulatory filings in accordance with legal requirements.

  • Analyze the implications of an entity’s tax-planning strategies.

  • Apply legal concepts within the domestic and international business environment identifying the need for professional legal guidance.

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1000 Level Courses

  • BUSM10200D, Undergrad Competency Development, 3

  • BUSM10100D, Becoming a Master Learner, 0

  • MATH10000D, Business Calculus and Algebra, 3

  • COMM10000D, Business Communications, 3

  • BUSM10000D, Business Fundamentals, 3

  • BUSM10001D, Business Processes, 3

  • ACCG12001D, Introductory Financial Accounting, 3

  • ECON10001D, Macroeconomics, 3

  • ECON10000D, Microeconomics, 3

  • HRMT14000D, Organizational Behaviour, 3

  • ENGL17889GD, Composition and Rhetoric, 3

  • MKTG11000D, Marketing Fundamentals, 3

2000 Level Courses

  • BUSM20000D, Applied Research in Business, 3

  • INFO20000D, Business Information Systems, 3

  • LAWS20000D, Business Law, 3

  • MATH20000D, Business Statistics, 3

  • FINA23000D, Finance Fundamentals, 3

  • ACCG22001D, Introductory Managerial Accounting, 3

  • MGMT25000D, Supply Chain and Operations Management, 3

3000 Level Courses

  • ACCG32004D, Intermediate Accounting 1, 3

  • ACCG32005D, Intermediate Accounting 2, 3

  • ACCG32003D, Intermediate Managerial Accounting, 3

  • ACCG32007D, Fundamental Auditing, 3

  • ACCG32000D, Taxation, 3

  • BUSM30001D, Ethics, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, 3

Complete one (1) of the following courses:

  • BUSM30000D, Entrepreneurship, 3

  • BUSM30002D, Global Business Environment, 3

4000 Level Courses

  • MGMT40000D, Strategic Management, 3

  • BUSM40300D, BBA Portfolio**, 0

  • ACCG42004D, Accounting Theory and Contemporary Issues, 3

Complete one (1) of the following courses:

  • BUSM40000D, Integrated Industry Project, 3

  • BUSM40001D, Research Thesis, 3

  • Business Elective Courses

Complete five (5) of the following Business Elective Courses:***

  • ACCG32002D, Advanced Corporate Finance, 3

  • ACCG32008D, Financial Statement Analysis, 3

  • ACCG32006D, Information Systems Strategies, 3

  • ACCG42003D, Advanced Auditing, 3

  • ACCG42002D, Advanced Managerial Accounting, 3

  • ACCG42001D, Advanced Taxation, 3

  • ACCG42000D, Consolidations and Advanced Accounting Topics, 3

  • ACCG42005D, Internal Auditing and Controls, 3

  • ECON39000D, International Economics and Trade, 3

  • MGMT39001D, Managing and Communicating Across Cultures, 3

  • MGMT39000D, Project Management, 3

  • BUSM49000D, Contemporary Issues in Business, 3

  • BUSM49001D, Creativity and Innovation in Business, 3

  • BUSM49003D, Social Entrepreneurship, 3

Or select from advanced level courses in any of the following disciplines***

  • Honours BBA Supply Chain Management 

  • Honours BBA Finance

  • Honours BBA Marketing Management

  • Honours BBA Human Resources Management

*Must be taken in first semester.
**Must be taken in final semester.
***Students need to complete these elective courses at the 3000 and 4000 level, with at least 9 credits at the 4000 level.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

After graduating from Sheridan's BBA Accounting degree program, you'll be ready to start your accounting career.

You may find roles in areas such as:

  • Forensic Accounting

  • Financial Analysis

  • Business Valuation

  • Performance Management

  • Auditing

  • Tax Management

  • Managerial Accounting

  • Financial Reporting

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Health and Dental Plan - International: 580CAD/ per year

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