What will I learn?

This unique fast-track Business Administration - Accounting program is designed specifically for applicants, both foreign and domestic, with existing academic credentials. You should consider this business program if you want maximum recognition for the studies you have already completed, and a pathway to a rewarding career in accounting.

Successful applicants gain direct admission into the fourth semester of Centennial College's three-year (six-semester) Business Administration - Accounting program, if they have already completed a post-secondary education. By receiving a block transfer credit for three semesters of the program, these students bypass introductory courses, leaving only three semesters of study before graduation.

This fast-track program not only provides you with the full value for previous studies, but it also eliminates the administrative activities related to individual transfer credits.

Through a very concentrated accounting program curriculum, you acquire a sound knowledge of:

  • Managerial and financial accounting
  • Taxation
  • Accounting systems
  • Accounting software

Program Highlights

As a student of this fast-track Accounting program, you build the strong foundational skills necessary for a career in accounting.

You have the opportunity to further enhance your education and specialization in accounting.

A team of Business Administration - Accounting professors with strong academic backgrounds, deep subject matter expertise and extensive business and management experience teaches the courses.

You optimize your learning experience with small class environments that offer a leading-edge information technology infrastructure.

Many classes are taught in lab environments that are fully outfitted with an integrated network of computer systems.

The transition into the workplace is made easier with training in industry-standard accounting software, including QuickBooks and Sage ACCPAC ERP.

Career Outlook

  • Service accountant
  • Accountant in the public sector
  • Bookkeeper
  • Merchandising accountant
  • Private and/or non-profit accountant

Areas of Employment

  • Advertising agencies
  • Enterprise corporations
  • Federal/provincial government
  • Not-for-profits
  • Start-ups
  • Accounting firms
  • Banks

Which department am I in?

School of Business

Study options

Online/Distance (3 semesters)

Tuition fees
CAD$16,531.80 (US$ 13,037) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2021

Entry requirements

For international students

Three-year college diploma or university degree in any discipline.

We will consider applicants who have a two-year college diploma or a partial university degree, with relevant work experience.

Additional Requirements

Centennial College English Skills Assessment is required by all applicants prior to admission to this Accounting program.

Math skills assessment may be required (if your previous diploma or degree does not include mathematics courses).

English Language Requirements:

  • A TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 80+ (internet based with no test below 20)
  • IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0+ (with no single test score below 5.5)
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) with an overall band score of 60
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 51 plus
  • ITEP (International Test of English Proficiency) score of 3.7 plus.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Centennial College

94% of employers revealed that they are either satisfied or very satisfied after hiring work-ready graduates from Centennial.

  • One of Canada’s multicultural higher education institutions
  • Students benefit from the job-aligned courses
  • National award-winning Centre of Entrepreneurship
  • Offers facilities to simulate dynamic work environment