In today’s global work world, accountants are in high demand. With the economy bouncing back from the recent economic downturn, Service Canada has forecasted accounting careers to be on the rise to mimic the economic upswing. Here at Algoma U, our students have a fundamental understanding of accounting concepts and principles needed to succeed in life and in their future career. Students will gain a strong understanding of managerial accounting, income taxation, finance, auditing, and analysis of general and management practices. Students will develop the intellectual ability to effectively organize, manage and lead teams, analyze and solve complex problems while leveraging new innovations and creative solutions, conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner, and develop and execute business decisions using effective communication techniques.
Another unique aspect of our program is that it provides students with a pathway into an array of accounting career opportunities, including the opportunity to pursue the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation after graduation. It also helps prepare students to become a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and courses are recognized by the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada (AFOA), which can prepare students to become Certified Aboriginal Financial Managers (CAFM certification). A degree in accounting, complemented with a professional designation, makes graduates of increased value to employers, and enhances their employment prospects after graduation.
What You Can Expect
Hands-on learning, a close-knit campus community, and caring faculty.
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Learn from Professionals
Many of our professors are Chartered Professional Accountants who have hands-on working knowledge of the business environment, and can provide vital feedback and experience into life as an accountant. Plus, our professors provide students with valuable study tips in preparation for the CFE!
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Accounting students can fulfil placements in many businesses, including: the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), Brookfield Power, Natural Resources Canada, the Government of Canada, the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Great Lakes Forestry Research Centre, Logos Financial, Yes You Can Employment Services, BDO Canada, the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, and many more.
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Great pathway for a designation
Our program provides students with a pathway into an array of accounting career opportunities, including the opportunity to pursue a professional designation after graduation, such as Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, or Certified General Accountant.
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Algoma U’s student body is one of the most diverse in Canada. With over 27 percent of students coming from outside of Canada, our student body is reflective of today’s global marketplace. By having such a diverse classroom, students are exposed to new and different ideals and opinions.
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High success rate
Our program boasts high success rates on the UFE and CFE, surpassing nationally- and even internationally-acclaimed provincial business programs.
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Meet our Faculty
Our Accounting faculty are experts in the field. Get to know them!
Director of School of Business & EconomicsView Full Bio
Associate Professor, Chair of Social Sciences FacultyView Full Bio
Associate Professor, Deputy Speaker of SenateView Full Bio
Aaron J. Gordon
Faculty Chair, Social SciencesView Full Bio
Assistant ProfessorView Full Bio
Dr. Gerry J. Mahar
Assistant ProfessorView Full Bio
“The skills and techniques I learned have helped to propel me through the world of Economic Development, and I feel that Algoma U’s BBA program has armed me with the knowledge and abilities I need to continue to excel in my field. I would recommend the BBA program to anyone interested in a career in business who also wishes to have the opportunity to excel and advance in their chosen field.”
“After enrolling as a French language student, my first experience with the accounting program changed my educational journey. In my first year, I took an introductory accounting class and I could not have been more intrigued. I am now pursuing a double major in both French and accounting. I have always enjoyed the fun and challenging courses at Algoma U.”