St. Lawrence College offers two programs in accounting: Business Administration – Accounting, a three-year program and Business – Accounting, a two-year program. The Business Administration – Accounting program offers students a more intensive background in financial accounting, corporate finance, cost accounting and taxation during the third year.
The first two semesters of most Business programs offer the same curriculum. The curriculum for the remaining semesters in the accounting programs focuses on the areas of accounting and finance.
The professional accounting bodies in Canada (CGA, CMA, CA) have undergone a unification which has resulted in the formation of one designation (CPA - Chartered Professional Accountant). This led to a number of changes to the qualification processes and requirements for SLC graduates planning on entering the CPA program.
CPA ACAF Certificate Program
Graduates of the accounting diploma programs can pursue the CPA Canada Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF). A university degree is not required for this certification. For more information on transfer credits, please review the CPA ACAF / St. Lawrence College transfer credit policy.
CPA Program Information
Students interested in pursuing a CPA designation can refer to the CPA Ontario web site for additional information on the CPA program.
The CPA program requires a university degree as an entrance requirement to the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP Program). Graduates from the SLC accounting diploma programs have the opportunity to complete a university degree right here at SLC as described below.
BBA University Degree at SLC
Graduates of our accounting diploma programs have the opportunity to continue to the Laurentian University Bachelor of Business Administration degree offered on the Kingston campus. For more information about this opportunity, please refer to the BBA program web site.
Graduates of our accounting diploma programs have the opportunity to transfer to the professional program offered by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). For more details on the accreditation agreement, please see here by entering the name of the institution and following the steps. The attached letter provides additional details. Please consult the ACCA web site for further information on the ACCA program structure.
In addition to the post-graduate opportunities described above, Stenberg College and the Professional Business Accountants’ Society of Canada (PBA) recognize St. Lawrence College as an approved institution for articulation of 12 of the 20 PBA Program courses. Graduates with these designated courses can immediately become "Associate Members" of PBA and can continue their progress towards full designation through additional online courses.
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