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Next Cohort: Sep 6-Dec 25
This unique degree program, delivered at the honours level, provides a comprehensive education in accounting, audit, and information technology to produce graduates who possess the skills needed in the global business environment. The program addresses the need for professional accountants and auditors with information technology expertise and combines theory, integrated applied projects, and paid co-op work terms. The degree meets the undergraduate educational requirements for direct entry into the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Professional Education Program (PEP) which is part of an individual’s path to obtaining their full CPA designation.
What You’ll Learn
- Prepare financial statements using domestic or international generally accepted accounting principles.
- Recommend to management appropriate accounting and financial techniques for planning and control in domestic or international settings.
- Assess operating and financial policies that are legally compliant, adhere to accounting and control standards, and are ethically, culturally and economically appropriate.
- Plan effective external, internal, or information systems audits.
- Assess employee and organizational information and administration systems through the effective use of information technology which is culturally, legally and ethically appropriate.
- Assess management’s application of risk-management techniques to specific business situations.
- Recommend initiatives geared towards improving effectiveness, efficiency and economy of processes, functions, employees, or businesses.
- Assess programs, policies, and practices for alignment with overall organizational goals and objectives in both domestic and international contexts.
- Assess the effect of domestic federal taxation on planning and decision-making for individuals and corporations.
- Communicate effectively in both domestic and international contexts.
- Demonstrate essential employability skills including: ability to collaborate with others, ability to integrate information cross-functionally, critical and creative thinking, self-evaluation of own performance and professional development needs, and leadership.
- Develop an appreciation of the concepts and values required to enhance the quality of life for self and others in the home, workplace and the local and global community through an exploration of selected areas of aesthetics, civic life, culture, personal development, society, work or science and technology.
- Apply the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours gained through the program in Co-op work terms.
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Next Cohort: Sep 6-Dec 25
Student Reviews (7)
I'm in my second year of the Software Engineering Technology program and have only great things to say about my experience. Good faculty and curriculum, nice campus, and a lot of focus on career support and practical training. Glad I chose it over comp...
I'm in my second year of the Software Engineering Technology program and have only great things to say about my experience. Good faculty and curriculum, nice campus, and a lot of focus on career support and practical training. Glad I chose it over computer science in the end.
I learned about WIST (Women in the Skilled Trades) Electrical Technician program through a high school career fair in 2018, "Jill of All Trades." There must have been 100 women there to introduce girls like me to the skilled trades. I was always intere...
I learned about WIST (Women in the Skilled Trades) Electrical Technician program through a high school career fair in 2018, "Jill of All Trades." There must have been 100 women there to introduce girls like me to the skilled trades. I was always interested in engineering, but I loved to take things apart and study them, which is why working as an electrical technician made so much sense. I didn't realize it then, but that day is when I decided to be an electrician. I couldn't have done it without the WIST program and Conestoga. I hope more girls and women will consider taking the leap.