Business Administration - Accounting

Gather and analyze financial information to see beyond “the numbers”

With the Accounting BBA, students have the ability to focus their studies and gain real-world experience.

Academic Advisor

Dr. Yves Robichaud

Email: yrobichaud@laurentian.ca

Office: Please contact the Administrative Assistant, Diane Rabouin at drabouin@laurentian.ca for Academic Advising Appointments.

How to Apply
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Delivery Method: On campus
Program Language: English

Ontario High School Applicants
1 grade 12 English U/M course
2 grade 12 U/M Math courses* (Advanced Functions recommended)
3 other grade 12 U/M courses
A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses
*Students admitted with only one math will be required to successfully complete MATH

 

Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.

Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.

 

Applicants from outside an Ontario High School 
International Students
Canadian High School Applicants from outside Ontario
Applicants from Colleges
Applicants from other Universities
Mature Students

For Current Students

The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.


Effective September 2016, COMM course codes have been replaced with ACCT, FNCE, HROB, MGMT, MKTG and OPER codes. This table explains the course equivalencies to help students and others understand the transition to the new COMM course codes in the BBA program.

 

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements.

Available on-site only.

 

Core BBA requirements (60 credits, min. grade C):

ACCT 1001E  Using Financial Information

COSC 1702E  Computer Applications II or COSC 1701E**

ECON 1006E  Introduction to Microeconomics

ECON 1007E  Introduction to Macroeconomics

MGMT 1001E  Foundations of Management

MGMT 2006E  Sustainable Management, Corporate Ethics and Social Responsibility

3 credits of first year MATH (excluding MATH 1911 and MATH 1912)*

3 credits of Indigenous content (may include courses from a list designed by the Faculty of Arts, and may be taken in upper years) 

*Students admitted with 1 credit of Grade 12 mathematics must take MATH 1912 E Elementary Calculus as an elective.

**Students may be exempted from the Computer Applications course if they have passed an equivalent course. They will need to take another 3 credits of electives instead.

 

Upper Years required courses

ACCT 2011E Management Accounting

FNCE 3006E Financial Management

HROB 2001E Introduction to Organizational Behaviour

HROB 2002E Management of Human Resources

MGMT 2007E Commercial Law

MGMT 4033E Strategic Management

MKTG 2006E Marketing Management

OPER 2006E Introduction to Management Science

OPER 3006E Operations Management

OPER 4147E Management Information Systems

STAT 2066E Business Statistics

One of the three following courses: 

FNCE 4027 E International Finance

MGMT 3006 E International Management

MKTG 4041 E International Marketing

 

Specialization in Accounting requirements (27 credits, min. grade C):

a) Required courses (12 credits):

ACCT 2001E  Introductory Accounting II

ACCT 3011E  Intermediate Financial Accounting I

ACCT 3031E  External Auditing I

ACCT 4021E  Personal Taxation

 

b) Elective Courses (15 credits chosen from the following list)

ACCT 4031E  Corporate Taxation

ACCT 4051E  Advanced Accounting Topics II

ACCT 4001E  Advanced Management Accounting

ACCT 4011E  Advanced Accounting Topics I

ACCT 4126E  Integration and Problem Solving for the Professional Accountant

OPER 4147E  Management Information Systems

 

Note to students: 

The above program will fulfill the requirements to meet the BBA – Option in Accounting. 

Students wishing to pursue their CPA Designation should consult with the Chair of the Department and the CPA Ontario Website to ensure that their program of study includes all courses required to enter the CPA Professional Education Program.

In addition to the above list of courses, those students wishing to pursue their CPA Designation may wish to include some of the following courses as part of the balance of their 120 credit hour degree:

FNCE 4006E  Applied Corporate Finance

FNCE 4017E  Management of Financial Institutions

ECON 2106E Intermediate Microeconomics I

ECON 3016E Public Finance I

MATH 1036E Calculus I

 

Elective credits (33 credits), which must include 12 non-BBA credits.

Note: 

• Mandatory BBA courses cannot be counted towards a specialization.

• A student cannot obtain credits for both JURI 2306 and MGMT 2007.

• A student must normally succeed in all ACCT 2011, MGMT 3006, FNCE 3006, MKTG 2001, HROB 2001, HROB 2002, OPER 3006 courses prior to starting MGMT 4033 or MGMT 4033 must be part of the last 30 credits taken during the BBA program.   

 

Co-op option

The Co-op option allows a student to obtain a BBA within four years, including one year of work experience.

A student wishing to pursue the Co-op option must obtain a minimum grade of C for the following courses: MGMT 1001, MGMT 1007, ACCT 1001, STAT 2066 and OPER 2006 and 6 credits BBA courses at the 2000 level before the first Co-op placement. The student must also pass an interview within the Faculty of Management. Co-op placements can be credited as FNCE/MGMT/MKTG 3816 (3 credits) for the first placement, and FNCE/MGMT 4815 (6 credits) for the second placement, when the student satisfies the requirements for these courses.

Co-op placements normally take place over the summer following the second year of the BBA program and over the January to August period preceding the fourth year of the BBA program.

 

BBA PROGRAM REGULATIONS

In order to graduate with a BBA degree, a student must:

1) Satisfy all the stated requirements for the degree

2) Complete 120 credits with minimum overall GPA of 3.5 for non-honours and 5.5 for honours degree

3) Complete 60 credits of required courses (BBA core requirements), with a minimum grade of C in each course after no more than two attempts per course.

4) Complete 60 credits of elective courses which must include at least 12 credits BBA courses and 12 credits in non-BBA courses.

5) Receive a grade of at least C in BBA elective courses

6) Count no more than 48 credits in 1000 and 9100 level courses

 

Academic Standing

A student in the BBA program is in good academic standing if he or she meets the following conditions:

1) Has satisfied all conditions of admission.

2) Has attained a minimum grade of C in each of the required courses (60 credits).

3) Has attained an overall GPA of at least 3.5 on all passed courses

4) Has failed no more than 6 credits in an academic year or in 30 consecutive credits

Note: The BBA program requires a grade of C for all required BBA courses. A student who does not obtain this minimum must repeat the course as soon as possible or abandon the program.

 

Probation

A student who fails to attain good academic standing in a given academic year or in 30 consecutive credits will be allowed to continue in the program on probation for no more than one academic year or 30 consecutive credits. If after this time a student has not attained good academic standing, he or she must withdraw from the program.

 

Withdrawal

A student will be required to withdraw from the program if he or she meets one or more of the following conditions:

1) Does not satisfy all the conditions of admission within the first 30 credits.

2) Has failed more than 42 credits.

3) Has not achieved good academic standing in two academic years or 60 consecutive credits.

4) Has failed a required course twice.

 

Transfer from the general BBA to a specialized BBA program

A student can at any moment ask to be transferred into one of the specialized BBA programs and retain the credits already obtained for courses passed with the minimum required grade. The student is required to satisfy all the conditions of the new program and may have to take over 120 credits in order to satisfy the requirements of the option chosen.

Specialization courses are offered over a two-year rotation. It is the responsibility of the student to plan mandatory specialization courses choices over the last semesters of the program according to the chosen curriculum.

 

Transfer from the H.B.Com. to the B.B.A. programs (general or specialized)

An H.B.Com. student can at any moment ask to be transferred into one of the B.B.A. programs and retain the credits already obtained for courses passed with the minimum required grade. The student is required to satisfy all the conditions of the new program and may have to take over 120 credits in order to satisfy the requirements of the option chosen if they transfer after the second year of the program.

 

SPAD 1016 and 1017 are considered equivalent to MGMT 1001 and 1007 respectively, but only when it comes to prerequisites for BBA  2000-level courses.

SPAD 2036 AND SPAD 2037 are equivalent to MKTG 2006 and 2011.

SPAD 4006 is equivalent to a BBA 4000 level course (not a specific course...just that it meets the requirement as a BBA 4000-level elective).

SPAD 4005 (Internship) is equivalent to  FNCE/MGMT/OPER 4995.

 

Second specialization

BBA students may attempt obtaining a second specialization but must be aware that most advanced courses are rotated over two years by most departments. Obtaining a second specialization is therefore likely to oblige the student to plan for at least an extra Fall or Winter semester of study, as these courses are rarely offered in the Spring-Summer session or online.

A second specialization must include 27 credits. In situations where the second specialization contains mandatory credits overlapping those of the first specialization, substitute courses will have to be identified by the Chair of the department, taking into account availabilities of courses.

 

Second minor (for students outside the Faculty of Management)

Students may attempt obtaining a second minor but must be aware that most advanced courses are rotated over two years by most departments. Obtaining a second minor is therefore likely to oblige the student to plan for at least an extra Fall or Winter semester of study, as these courses are rarely offered in the Spring-Summer session or online.

A second minor must include 24 credits. In situations where the second minor contains mandatory credits overlapping those of the first minor, substitute courses will have to be identified by the Chair of the department responsible for that minor (within the Faculty of Management), taking into account availabilities of courses.

*For more specific details on the program, please review the BBA Handbook.

Year:

ACCT-1001EL - Understanding and Using Financial Information ACCT-2001EL - Introductory Accounting II ACCT-2011EL - Management Accounting I ACCT-2106EL - External Financial Reporting I ACCT-2136EL - Accounting for Managerial Decision Making ACCT-3001EL - Management Accounting II ACCT-3011EL - Intermediate Financial Accounting I ACCT-3021EL - Intermediate Financial Accounting II ACCT-3031EL - External Auditing I ACCT-3126EL - Core Concepts in Auditing and Assurance
ACCT-3136EL - Managerial and Cost Accounting I ACCT-3816EL - Coop Placement I ACCT-4001EL - Advanced Management Accounting ACCT-4011EL - Advanced Accounting Topics I ACCT-4021EL - Personal Taxation - an Accounting Perspective ACCT-4051EL - Advanced Accounting Topics II ACCT-4061EL - Electronic Data Processing-Auditing ACCT-4126EL - Integration and Problem Solving for Professional Accountants ACCT-4136EL - Managerial and Cost Accounting II

Sessional Members:

  • Barrie, Catherine
  • Beaudoin, Leslie
  • Berry, Tim
  • Bourgeois, Daniel
  • Henein, Joseph
  • Johns, Paul
  • Keim, Bernie
  • LeBreton, Joanne
  • Levesque, Kayla
  • McGarry, Stephanie
  • Perreault, Lucie
  • Wallace, Amanda
  • Whissell, André

 

Christophe Leduc

Christophe Leduc

Department of Accounting
Sheila McGillis

Sheila McGillis

Department of Accounting
Marc Pilon

Marc Pilon

Department of Accounting
Yves Robichaud

Yves Robichaud

Department of Accounting
Jo-Anne Ryan

Jo-Anne Ryan

Department of Accounting