The Fanshawe Business – Accounting program will connect you to business leaders and introduce you to business principles and accounting concepts. Through this accounting co-op, you'll learn to examine business from multiple angles, and how to maximize your unique skill set. You'll be taught by industry professionals who work in the field, teaching you how to balance the books in manufacturing and merchandising sectors, banks, and other financial institutions. You will also learn how to analyze numbers in public accounting firms and federal, provincial, and municipal government offices by using cutting edge accounting software. Available in a traditional in-class format, with September, January, February or May admissions.
Co-operative Education is a process that combines your studies with paid, related work experience. Fanshawe will be there to help you find the right business fit for your dream. You'll have access to consultants who will deliver classes, counsel and advise you as you move from the classroom to the real business world.
There are options to transfer to the Business Administration-Accounting advanced diploma or the Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree at Fanshawe. Further details about pathways are available here. You can also be eligible to complete a degree program at many other post-secondary institutions or complement your diploma with a graduate certificate offered at Fanshawe College. Interested in travel abroad? You can do that, too. In the business world, mobility is often the key to success.
This program is accredited by Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning Canada. This accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for co-operative education programs in Canada and recognizes Fanshawe's commitment to excellence.
Graduates choosing to pursue the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation may path into Fanshawe's Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree.
Students who complete the program will be eligible for exemptions from ACCA papers F1-F3.
The Business - Accounting (Co-op) program shares a common first level with all business diploma programs in the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business which allows for program transfer, with no loss of credit, after Level 1.
Students entering Level 1 of Business - Accounting (Co-op) in January are expected to proceed to Level 2 of the program in the summer term but may instead proceed to Level 2 in the fall term. Students entering Level 1 of Business - Accounting (Co-op) in February or May will proceed to Level 2 in the fall.
Graduates may apply for program transfer to the Business Administration-Accounting Ontario College Advanced Diploma program (third year) or the Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) Degree program. "Application for Program Transfer" forms are available from the Office of the Registrar, Room E1012.
Graduates from the two-year Business - Accounting (Co-op) program should have obtained a 'B' in the following courses: FINA-3043 Taxation I-Personal Tax, FINA-3044 Taxation 2-Personal Tax, MATH-1045 Statistics, ACCT-3036 Accounting I - Intermediate, ACCT-3022 Cost Accounting I, ACCT-3050 Accounting 2-Intermediate, if they wish to apply to the Business Administration-Accounting Ontario College Advanced Diploma program (third year).
Graduates may be eligible for admission to the following Graduate Certificate programs in the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business: Agri-Business Management, Human Resources Management, International Business Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Marketing Management, Operations Management, Professional Financial Services, or Project Management. Graduate Certificate programs deliver a specialized professional curriculum in two four-month levels.
This program is eligible for consideration of college to college transfer of credits under the Ontario Provincial ONCAT agreement.
A laptop computer is to be purchased by the student (second year only), approximately $1000.00. The cost of the laptop is included in the General Expenses stated in the Fee Schedule.
A CONNECT lab fee (second year only) of $50.00 per academic term is included in the Additional Program Fees stated in the Fee Schedule. This fee helps cover costs associated with the delivery of the CONNECT mobile computing program.
Students should not purchase a laptop computer or software until the College publishes the recommended configuration, models, software titles and versions for that academic year.
In order to be eligible for co-op, students must maintain a 2.5 GPA and be academically complete at the commencement of their co-op work term.
This is a two-year Co-operative Education program. Students who fulfill both the academic and co-op requirements of the program will be eligible to graduate with a Co-op Endorsed Diploma. More information about co-operative education can be found at www.fanshawec.ca/co-op.
Applicants seeking a non-Co-op Endorsed Diploma should apply to the Business - Accounting program, Program Code BAC2.