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Accounting & Finance (BComm)

Is It for You?

Interested in becoming a chartered professional accountant (CPA) or chartered financial analyst (CFA)? Combine theoretical and practical learning to prepare for a successful career in accounting and finance. Earn the necessary credits to start on the path toward a chosen professional designation.

Accounting & finance students have two common years of study before choosing a major. As an accounting student, gain a solid grounding in all aspects of financial reporting, auditing, taxation and performance measurement. As a finance student, become skilled in the area of investments, risk management, corporate financial analysis and financial planning.

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Four Year; Five-Year Co-op

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Commerce

 Grade Range
80-86%+*

 Non-Academic Requirements
None

 Co-op Option
Yes

 Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB); accredited by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario); and recognized by the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute.

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2019 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

"It is quite interesting that I can teach the concepts and theories in the classroom and then I can point to Bay Street and say this is how it gets done out there."

Laleh Samarbakhsh
Assistant Professor, Finance

Distinctive Learning

Networking events; case competitions; optional co-op program; Microsoft Excel skills embedded in core curriculum; the Bloomberg Lab with 12 interactive financial information terminals; in-class workshops to foster relationships with major accounting firms and industry professionals.

After Graduation

Make an immediate impact on Bay Street and beyond in fields such as financial management; public or corporate accounting; capital markets, insurance, mutual and pension funds or portfolio analysis and personal financial planning. Pursue an advanced business degree, such as an MBA, or acquire professional designations such as CFA or CPA. Graduating Ted Rogers School of Management accounting students can apply to Ryerson's professional master’s diploma program in accounting, an accelerated path to a CPA designation.

What You Need to Know

Domestic Fees Range: $9,767 - $10,423
International Fees Range
: $27,590 - $27,646

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements. Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
  • Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)
  • A minimum grade of 75% is required in the subject prerequisites and as an overall average.

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements
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