off-campus site through a satellite campus or regional partner.
Explore the business world and the accounting profession. Put your penchant for numbers into practice. Benefit from unique volunteer opportunities and student groups. Challenge your skills with national competition.
- Business Co-operative Education Program
Co-op education allows you to take what you've learned in the classroom and apply it in real life work situations. The Cameco Business Co-operative Education Program provides students with eight months of relevant work experience and the opportunity to develop relationships with influential business contacts. You will also receive coaching and skill building sessions in the areas of networking, etiquette, and interview success prior to going out on your co-op term.
Third year students from all majors are welcome to apply. The number of participants and companies continues to grow every year, with the ultimate goal of being able to accommodate up to 200 students.
- Career Development
Goodspeed Career Services manages the co-op program and offers many career development services exclusive to Edwards School of Business students.
Edwards School of Business accounting students are recruited by some of the largest organizations in Canada. There is extensive on-campus recruiting of students who plan to pursue a professional accounting designation after graduation. This is attributed to the solid reputation alumni and current accounting majors have built in the local and international business community. In 2008, over 87% of accounting graduates were employed within six months of graduation (based on a survey response rate of 78%).
Accounting is the art of measuring, communicating and interpreting financial activity, and is sometimes referred to as "the language of business." Managers, investors, tax authorities and other decision makers count on accurate financial information in order to make strategic business decisions. Accounting is not just number crunching–it is an exciting and lucrative career.
- COMM 210: Introduction to Management Accounting
- Introduces students to the vital role that modern management accounting information plays in running a successful business in today's business world. Topics covered include the use of management accounting information to support decision making, planning and controlling activities and the behavioral impact of using accounting information to make decisions. In addition, students will gain an appreciation of the limitations of accounting information and an understanding of the needs of management accounting systems.
- COMM 308: Cost Management Systems
The objective of this course is to provide an in-depth understanding of cost management systems from a preparer focus. Particular attention will be devoted to providing students with an understanding of Job Order Costing, Process Costing, and Hybrid Costing Systems. Students will examine cost allocations, variance analysis, and absorption and variable costing. This will be complemented by examining topics such as target costing, life-cycle costing, total quality management, just-in-time management and activity based management.
- COMM 421: External Auditing
Considers the demand for independent external audits, including environmental determinants (social, legal and professional) and individual auditor behaviour. The satisfaction of the demand for an audit is examined within a risk reduction expression of an auditor's opinion formulation process.
Students who major in accounting may continue their professional development with careers like the following:
- budget analyst
- investment analyst
- taxation specialist