Continuing to build upon the concepts developed at the certificate level, the Business Administration Diploma in Accounting gives students the opportunity to concentrate on accounting systems and procedures. Students will acquire a highly-sought after accounting specialization, as well as the broad range of knowledge and skills required to function in supervisory roles.
Upon graduation, students are well on their way to becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant. Students are required to continue their education in an approved Business degree program to be eligible for the designation.
Learn how to make important business evaluations and decisions, think critically about the economic activities of a variety of organizations, and manage your own business.
Walk away with knowledge and skills that will support your everyday life, as well as any dream you have.
1st Year Business Administration Certificate, plus individual course pre-requisites. Exceptions must be approved by the Program Dean.
Business Administration students with a specialization in Accounting find fantastic employment with municipalities, banks, accounting firms, and a variety of small and large organizations. Many job opportunities await you:
Graduates of this program have been accepted into Business degree programs on an individual basis. Portage College is currently working on formal transfer agreements with our post-secondary degree-granting institutions.
Course ID: ACCT211
Name: MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
Cost accounting as utilized in manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors is examined. Major topics include the following: job ordering costing and analysis, costing procedures, cost-volume-profit analysis, budget preparation, standard cost systems, variance analysis, and cost analysis for managerial decision making. Prerequisite – ACCT 107, MATH 117
Course ID: ACCT212
Name: COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING
Students will obtain a sound working knowledge of a current computerized accounting package by completing workbook exercises in Simply Accounting. Modules in this package will incorporate accounting simulations which are very similar to real life experiences of entering transactions and preparing various financial reports in an accounting office.Prerequisite – ACCT 106
Course ID: ACCT215
Name: FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING I
This course examines complexities of accounting principles for corporate financial presentation. Special emphasis is placed on asset management and the various methods used by differing industries. Prerequisite - ACCT107.
Course ID: ACCT220
This course covers income taxation in Canada for individuals and the self-employed. It includes a review of the reports of the federal and various provincial Royal Commissions on taxation, problems associated with taxes payable by various types of corporate entities, and the Income Tax Act. It also includes completion of tax returns covering all the tax credits. Other topics include distinguishing between types of income and reconciling business net income for tax purposes.
Prerequisite - ACCT 106 and MATH 117
Course ID: ACCT225
Name: FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING II
This course continues the examination of the complexities of accounting principles for corporate financial presentation. Special emphasis is placed on liability and equity management and the various methods used by differing industries.
Prerequisite - ACCT 215
Course ID: BUSI221
Name: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Human Resources management is a complex and strategically important factor in all successful business entities. The intent of this course is to provide an overview of the most important aspects in this field: human behaviour in organizations, personnel planning, job analysis and evaluation, staff recruitment and development, performance evaluation, compensation administration and fringe benefits, performance appraisal, and labour relations.
Course ID: BUSI225
Name: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
Integrating knowledge is always a difficult task. This capstone course attempts to bring together all of the knowledge acquired to date throughout the program. Through the use of the case approach, and with the development of a strategic management process, students become skilled at planning, and evaluating and implementing those plans. The apex of this course comes with the competitive Integrated Case competition between groups attempting to solve a real life business problem and presenting their solution to a panel of business practitioners. Prerequisite – completion of all courses in the first three semesters of the Business Administration Diploma program.
Course ID: CMIS200
Name: COMPUTER MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Computer Management Information Systems is a hands-on course that explores the various methods, procedures, and systems used to manage data proficiently. Through the use of real-world case studies and interactive activities, students are provided the opportunity to explore a key aspect of organizational effectiveness in the business world today. Information Management is a dynamic component of everyday business and the ability to apply it to today's rapidly changing environment gives businesses a competitive advantage. Students will gain foundational knowledge in creating and maintaining flexible and efficient database systems. This course explores how Information Management relates to business process and productivity, e-commerce, and social media and prepares students to work with Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Relationship Management, and Supply Chain Management systems.
Course ID: FINA211
Name: BUSINESS FINANCE
All managers, self-employed business owners and individual investors require an adequate knowledge of business financing, financial analysis and capital budgeting. Informed decision-making requires a sound understanding and firm grasp of analytical techniques such as the proper use of financial ratios, evaluating interest costs through debt financing, financial statement analysis, cash budgeting, capital budgeting, and break-even analysis. Prerequisites – ACCT 107, MATH 117
Course ID: MATH118
Name: BUSINESS STATISTICS
Business Statistics is an introductory course designed to give students a working knowledge and understanding of descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics covered include uses and misuses of statistics, methods of sampling, collection and presenting data, measures of average and variation, probability theory and distributions, sampling distributions of means and proportions, confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses (large and small sample methods), analysis of variance, contingency tables, correlations and regression analysis, multiple regression, time series analysis, and forecasting techniques. Emphasis is placed on practical business applications.
Prerequisite - None.