Management and Accounting
Accounting involves identifying, analyzing, and communicating economic/financial information to organizations and individuals so they can make informed decisions. Accounting integrates strategy, management, audit and assurance, finance, and taxation as part of a decision-making process. Professionals in this field must demonstrate professionalism, effective communication, teamwork, and leadership skills.
The Accounting Specialist is accredited by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) with direct entry to the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP). The U of T Scarborough Management Specialist in Accounting program has generated gold medalist and honour roll placements as well as a legacy of strong pass rates for accounting graduates. Students become critical thinkers and strategic business leaders who think beyond numbers. Our highly qualified and dedicated faculty prepares students for career success.
Sample Accounting Courses
The program encompasses topics such as introductory to advanced financial and managerial accounting, assurance, taxation, economics, and finance. There is also a range of more advanced electives which cover topics and competencies that incorporate critical thinking and ethical decision making. Sample courses include:
- Intermediate Financial Accounting I
- Advanced Accounting Case Analysis: A Capstone Course
- Corporate Governance and Strategy: CPA Perspective
For a full list of required courses to complete a Specialist in Management and Accounting, please refer to the Academic Calendar.
U of T Scarborough's BBA degree specializing in Management and Accounting allows students to gain experience by applying the latest management and accounting theories to real-world problems both inside and outside of the classroom. Sample roles of work term students and recent graduates include:
- Financial Analyst
- Financial Planning/Budget Coordinator
- Tax Associate
- Assurance Associate
- Junior Accountant
- Accounts Payable Clerk
- Credit (Risk) Analyst
- Junior Consultant
- Business Analyst/Associate
- Payroll Administrator
Management and Accounting students secure co-op and full-time roles with successful companies such as:
- Canadian Revenue Agency
- Johnson & Johnson
- Ministry of Finance
- Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
- Volkswagen Group Canada Inc.
- Toronto Transit Commission
More Career Options: Program Tipsheet