This program provides Algonquin College business students with a
broad-based exposure to all aspects of business administration while
focusing on the specialty area of accounting. Students learn financial
and managerial accounting, taxation, management information systems
and financial management. Students use current financial accounting
software programs to process accounting data. Decision-making using
accounting data will be included in most courses.
The graduates are prepared to pursue a career in accounting or can
continue their education by pursuing a professional accounting designation
and/or a university degree.
A number of credits may be granted by the Certified General Accountants
Association based on academic achievement.
This program provides a strong educational foundation for students
to pursue careers in the fast paced, rapidly changing and innovative
Financial Services industry. Students can continue their career
development through advanced professional education, on-the job
training and experience. This program allows graduates to meet the
high proficiency standards needed to complete the professional designations
and licensing courses in the industry.
Graduates from the Finance major acquire dynamic careers as financial
planners, personal banking officers, investment and insurance advisors,
and other challenging financial and management positions. Many of
these positions are in banks, trusts, credit unions, mortgage finance
companies, investment and brokerage companies, financial planning
firms, organized stock exchanges, and other firms that provide financial
products and services.
The General Business major provides students with the breadth and
depth of business knowledge and skills necessary to function effectively
in a wide range of business positions at an entry level.
The extensive variety of courses available can also be used to prepare
students for a future role in general management or as preparation
for transfer to a university business degree program.
Students must successfully complete ten major courses, selecting
a maximum of three courses in any of the professional disciplines
including Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Information Systems,
Marketing or Materials and Operations Management. The resulting
program is tailored to your interests and strengths without limiting
your professional possibilities
This major prepares graduates to pursue careers in Human Resources
Management (HRM) and provides a solid foundation in all human resource
management areas including: human resource planning, recruitment
and management, training and development, employment practices,
labour relations, collective bargaining, organizational design and
development, health and safety, and legal and political conditions
surrounding workplace practices and organization management Graduates
of this program may also qualify for a CHRM (Certificate in Human
Resources Management) granted by the Human Resources Professionals
Association of Ontario, if their academic achievements meet the
This major prepares students to analyze competing technology products
and make intelligent decisions in relation to business technologies
With constant fast-paced technological changes, students get an
introduction to the concepts and growth of technology from the past,
the present and the future. Technology brings changes to society
and tends to undermine traditional conventions. Therefore students
learn to research answers and learn where and how to apply technology
from a strategic perspective. This program is designed to accelerate
technology-proficient business graduates into entry-level management
positions and lead organizations in the process of adopting and
administering technology throughout their organizations.
A co-operative education option is available for full-time students
meeting co-operative departmental standards at the end of level
four and six. Co-op does not guarantee employment.
The new major provides
students with the wide range of international knowledge and business
skills to pursue the growing interest by Canadian enterprises in
the international marketplace that has resulted in more and more
of them making the transition from domestic to global markets. Graduates
will be presented with a solid base curriculum that covers all the
aspects of international business needed to be successful as an
international entrepeneur within a Canadian firm doing business
globally, and in global organizations present in Canada. Students
will be fully emerged in the field of real world international information
and situations including international marketing, research, management,
logistics, law, market entry and distribution and finance. A co-op
domestic or international experience is an option students have
in this program. Graduates will fulfill the academic and professional
C.I.T.P. (Certified International Trade Professional) designation
awarded by the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT).
Graduates in Marketing learn a wide range of marketing and other
business skills that allow them to pursue a marketing position throughout
all sectors of the economy including high technology, services,
international business, government retailing and wholesaling as
well as to establish their own businesses. Students learn to make
strategic decisions regarding product, distribution, pricing, advertising
and promotion, sales, research, customer service and other elements
of the marketing mix.
Materials and Operations Management
The primary objective of the Material and Operations Management
major is to provide high quality education and training that enables
graduates to be |readily employable in any facet of Supply Chain
Management. This includes areas such as purchasing, production planning
and control, inventory management, logistics, distribution, traffic
and project management. Students also begin their journey towards
recognized national professional designations in Production and
Inventory Management, Purchasing Management and Logistics.
This co-op major has very high graduate placement rates in supply
chain positions for public and private organizations including high
technology industries such as communications, fiber optics, bio-technology
and electronic manufacturing. Students will graduate with a certificate
from SAP, the world’s largest supplier of enterprise software
and have direct hands-on knowledge of their supply chain software,
for example, MS Project.