Accountancy (BComm)

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Degree
Bachelor of Commerce (BComm)
Department
Faculty
Program type
Major, Minor, Honours
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
Duration
3 to 5 years
Start term
Fall, Winter
Experiential learning
Co-op

Why study Accountancy?

Outstanding accountants keep businesses ahead of the curve: solving problems, building sound financial strategies and ensuring good fiscal health. If you’re a high achiever with an appetite for continuous learning, consider us. You’ll join a program with a reputation for graduates who achieve excellent results at national professional accounting examinations.

By entering into a BComm with a Major in Accountancy, you build skills for good business practice, like:

  • Complex problem solving
  • Strategic and critical thinking
  • Accounting and budgeting skills
  • Quantitative skills
  • How to prepare, read and analyze financial statements
  • Understanding the tax system and tax planning
  • Auditing theory and practice

Combine that with our hands-on Co-op program, AACSB accreditation and courses that meet the standards of Quebec’s new accountancy designation, the CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant), and there’s no question you’ll leave us with excellent career prospects.

Program highlights

  • Accountancy Co-op students have interned for companies including Bombardier Aerospace, Canada Revenue Agency, KPMG, Le Chateau, Pfizer and PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Get involved in the highly engaged Accounting Students Society or participate in an Accounting Case Competition

Program structure

Program options




Courses


Co-op program

The Co-op program gives you the chance to do paid work terms that last 12 to 16 weeks. Work terms make it possible for you to:

  • Find the right fit in the firm or field you want to practice in
  • Make key connections and network
  • Apply classwork to real-world situations
  • Add career experience to your resumé

During a Co-op term, you might:

  • Handle personal and corporate tax files
  • Conduct audits and perform inventory counts
  • Do bank reconciliations
  • Participate in cost-accounting dossiers


United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.

Admission criteria

Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements

  • Quebec CEGEP: 27 overall, 26.5 math
    • Pre-university (Two-year DEC):
      • Average of 26.5 from Calculus 1 and Linear Algebra
      • Applicants are eligible for admission once they have completed at least one of these two math courses. The other must be completed during the first year at Concordia.
      • Strongly recommended that applicants complete both courses at CEGEP
    • Professional/technical (Three-year DEC):
      • Those completing a technical DEC in a business-related field may be eligible for admission.
      • Students who have completed Calculus I and/or Linear Algebra must achieve an average of 26.5 in mathematics.
      • Student without Calculus 1 or Linear Algebra, must have achieved a minimum of 75% in Secondary 5 Math (SN, TS or MATH 536). Your high school transcripts must be included with your application. If admitted, you will be required to complete all missing prerequisite courses as elective credits at John Molson.
    • Additional information for CEGEP applicants
  • High School: B overall, B in math
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 29 overall, 4 HL or 5 SL math
    • Accepted math: Applications and Interpretations HL, Analysis and Approaches SL or HL
  • Baccalauréat français: 13 overall, 13 in math
  • British system of education (GCE):
    • A-levels: At least two A-level exams CC, C in math or
    • AS-levels: At least 4 AS-level exams with equivalent results or
    • BTEC: Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in a related subject area with equivalent results
    • Students without A-level math may be admissible based on AS-level or iGCSE/GCSE/O-Level exam results. Students should include all their exam results from iGCSE (or equivalent) onwards to support their application.
    • Additional information for British System of Education (GCE) applicants
  • University transfers (internal): 2.7 overall, 2.7 in math
  • University transfer (external): B- overall, B- in math
    • Courses in the disciplines of Calculus and Linear Algebra, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Computer Literacy


Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.

Application deadlines

We consider complete applications year round and give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines.


Fall term

FALL TERM

March 1 is the deadline to apply for fall term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by February 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Late applications will be considered if places are still available. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.

Winter term

WINTER

November 1 is the deadline to apply for winter term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by September 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Not all programs are available for winter term entry. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.


We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.


After your degree

Our program opens up many careers paths, including:

  • Accountant
  • Taxation specialist
  • Auditor
  • Forensic accountant
  • Controller

Accounting graduates get hired by:

  • Accounting firms
  • Multinational companies
  • Banks
  • International organizations
  • Government or NGOs

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