Asper School of Business - Accounting
Asper School of Business

Program description

Accounting is a dynamic field broadly concerned with the measurement of wealth and the financial impact of transactions. Good accounting results in good decision making. The study of accounting gives students the knowledge and professional judgment to determine the most useful way to communicate financial information. The Accounting Major is the first step in obtaining a thorough understanding of accounting. After graduation, many students continue in their accounting studies and pursue one of the following professional designations: CA, CGA, or CMA.

Program options

Degree options

B.Comm. (Hons.) Bachelor of Commerce Honours - 4 years
B.Comm. (Hons.) Bachelor of Commerce Honours (Co-operative Education Option) - 4.33 years

Interesting courses and unique opportunities 

Interesting courses

  • Introductory Financial Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting - Assets
  • Intermediate Accounting - Equities
  • Cost Accounting
  • Taxation Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Auditing
  • Advanced Managerial Accounting

Co-Op Options
Asper Co-operative Education option

Exchange Opportunities
Asper International Student Exchange Program

Professional opportunities

  • Accountant
  • Comptroller
  • Treasurer
  • Auditor
  • Tax consultant
  • Management consultant

Note: due to their excellent analytical and quantitative skills, accountants are increasingly becoming involved in aspects of business such as auditing, internal control, international management, business valuation, risk management, and strategic decision making. As a result of this wide exposure to the operations of business, top managers of large firms usually have strong accounting backgrounds.

Admission requirements

Visit the Asper School of Business Direct Entry (high school applicants) or Advanced Entry (post-secondary applicants) application for admission page to learn more about admission requirements, application dates and how to apply.

What is unique about this program at the U of M?

Our Student Groups activities extend your learning through fun, peer-organized activities. From weekly networking events and national case competitions to topic-specific student-run groups, there's something for everyone. The Asper School of Business Accounting Association (ASBAA) website is:

Asper has the largest co-op program on the U of M campus with work terms available at all the major accounting companies and many smaller firms, as well. The Asper Co-op Education program gives you access to real-world, real-time paid work experience, while pursuing your academic studies.

Our Career Development Centre specializes in advice and support for accounting business students - during your studies and as you look for career-oriented employment after graduation.

We are well connected to the business community through the Associates of the. This ensures your learning goes beyond the classroom with people who have succeeded in the real world.

Asper School is accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and was awarded the 1999 Global Best Award from the Conference Board of Canada that recognizes the cooperative efforts between universities and the business community.

Important links

Asper School of Business
Accounting & Finance Department 
Asper MBA