Employers around the world are continuing to feel the effects of a talent shortage for accounting and finance professionals according to the Global Financial Employment Monitor published by Robert Half. The Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting degree program prepares students to enter this demanding profession.
The program examines the theoretical considerations underlying accounting and develops skills in the applied aspects of the profession. Introductory courses provide a fundamental understanding of a variety of business disciplines giving students a sound understanding of business functions and their relationships. This is followed by a more in-depth study of accounting. Breadth courses will enrich and extend students’ understanding of the professional field and include courses in the arts and humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. The program emphasizes critical thinking, analytical skills, communications and leadership. Areas of study include: marketing, law, economics, operations management, ethics, human resources management, organizational behaviour, financial accounting, management accounting, financial management, taxation, audit, strategic management, statistics and quantitative analysis, as well as a strong general education breadth component.