|Description:||Every organization needs to keep track of its financial operations and financial position. Accounting is concerned with the measurement, provision, interpretation and application of financial and economic information for the efficiency and evaluation of an organization's operations. The information provided by the accounting function is employed for effective planning, control and decision making by management, and to report on the organization's financial operations to shareholders, debtholders, government and other stakeholders of the firm. Graduates with an Accounting major are in demand by all sectors of the economy, including government, business, and public accounting firms. An Accounting major is recommended for students who wish to become Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).
Students in the BComm Honours Program must complete all requirements for the BComm in their major(s) of choice. In addition, the students must successfully complete 6 credit hours of COMM 497-(3-6) Honours Thesis. The Honours Thesis must be conducted under the supervision of a faculty member with PhD qualifications. Entry to the Honours Program takes place after the end of the second year of BComm studies (I.e., upon completion of at least 60 credit hours) and requires a minimum GPA of 3.33 calculated on the last 60 credit hours completed at the time of declaration to the Honours Program. Prospective BComm Honours Students must have successfully completed MATH 150-3, MATH 152-3, CPSC 250-3, and ECON 205-3, or their equivalents, before they will be considered for entry to the BComm Honours Program. Attaining a minimum GPA of 3.33 in the first two years of the BComm does not guarantee entry to the Honours Program, which is at the discretion of the Department. To remain in the Honours Program students must maintain a minimum Semester GPA of 3.33 to be calculated at the end of each semester and receive no grade lower than a C+ in any course after entry to the Honours Program.