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Business – Accounting – Ontario Tech University BCOM Stream

Available as a two-year program

Please Note: This program is closed; applications are not currently being accepted.

Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) are in demand in virtually every field, including public accounting, industry, arts and entertainment, as well as not-for-profit sectors. Develop the technical foundations in financial and managerial accounting, taxation, and more that you need for a successful career as a professional accountant. In the Ontario Tech University BCOM Stream program, you can earn a diploma and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in just four years.
  • Credential
    • Two-year Ontario College Diploma

  • Location
    • Belleville campus

Find your career

Accounting skills are in demand in virtually every field:

  • You could work as a public accounting firm partner, tax specialist, auditor, chief financial officer, treasurer, controller or management consultant.
  • There are opportunities in arts and entertainment, news media, marketing, manufacturing, education, health and wellness, service industries and sports organizations.
  • Find the right fit – employers include large and small enterprises, as well as not-for-profit agencies – or start your own business.
  • Start at Loyalist and put your career on track to become a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with advanced standing towards a university degree. Visit

Is it for you?

People who thrive in accounting have an eye for detail, while being able to see the big picture. This may be a good fit if you have:

  • A passion for numbers.
  • The ability to explain things clearly.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • A commitment to excellence in your work.

Earn five Ontario Tech University BCOM credits during your two-year diploma studies at Loyalist and gain direct entry to third-year degree studies in the Ontario Tech University Faculty of Business and Information Technology.

  • Build on your studies at Loyalist with further study at Ontario Tech University in advanced auditing, information systems, financial and managerial accounting, taxation, and financial statement analysis.
  • Eligible students can apply to the Bachelor of Commerce Accounting major, which is aligned with CPA Ontario for entry into the CPA Professional Education Program.
  • For further details regarding the transition from the Business – Accounting – Ontario Tech University BCOM Stream to Ontario Tech University, please see the "Further Study" tab.

Experiential Learning

  • This program delivers concrete, marketable skills with a dual focus on financial and management accounting. Develop managerial skills in budgeting, product costing and price setting, eliminating financial waste and finding operating efficiencies.
  • Develop solid skills in industry leading software such as MS Excel, Sage 50 and EFILE.
  • Collaborate and formulate strategy in simulated business competitions.
  • Learn from case studies and guest speakers from the local business community.
  • Put your skills to work in Loyalist’s student-run tax clinic. For the 2016 tax year, students completed more than 200 returns — putting more than $245,000 back in the hands of Loyalist students.

Outstanding faculty make the difference

  • Learn with enthusiastic Chartered Professional Accountants who take teaching beyond textbooks and into the real world.
  • Faculty include MBAs and former CFOs with extensive business experience in manufacturing, retail, aviation, transportation, real estate development, corporate acquisitions, business analysis and internal audit.
  • Professors have worked with high-profile accounting firms including KPMG, Wilkinson & Company and Price Waterhouse Coopers, along with experience in the corporate, public and charitable sectors.

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