Business — Accounting

What ethical principles of business are driven by faith in Christ?

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How can businesses manage finances and other resources in a way that honours Christ? Today’s top-performing businesses require accountants to effectively and honestly measure profit, asset accumulation, and good financial ratios. Redeemer’s Business - Accounting concentration equips students to consider how financial sustainability can help businesses go even further in providing excellent products and services, showing integrity in the management of people and resources, and valuing environmental sustainability and stewardship, among other possibilities.

Business - Accounting is a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. It is offered as an honours major and as a major. Courses taken at Redeemer are recognized towards the requirements for the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

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Right from the start, the Redeemer School of Business equips you with strong analytical and decision-making skills, the ability to communicate clearly and succinctly, and a Biblically-based ethical framework.

Your first- and second-year courses introduce you to different areas of business as well as some of the introductory skills needed to read and interpret financial statements. You have the flexibility to design a program tailored to your specific interest in accounting while also getting a broad and balanced understanding of all business disciplines with practical, real-world experiences you will encounter later on in the program.

Business — Accounting The Core

The Core Curriculum is a set of 10 courses that every student takes. The courses are woven through every major and gets you to think deeply and broadly about what you’re studying. Think about it this way…

  • Entrepreneurs who understand historical trends and are effective collaborators are more successful in their business ventures.
  • Managers are more capable leaders when they understand their responsibilities to customers, employees, and their communities.
  • Accountants interpret data more effectively when they understand the people and processes behind it.
  • Marketers analyze target markets more strategically when they understand social and demographic trends.

See how the Core fits into your degree



In the Classroom

In your classes, you will build a solid foundation across the disciplines while also honing soft skills in courses like Human Resource Management, Not-for-Profit Management, and Strategic Management Seminar. Small classes taught by dedicated professors who are experts in their field mean you will conduct and critically assess research as you review the methods, concepts and findings of contemporary business practices.

Beyond the Classroom

In Redeemer’s business program, Prof. Susan Van Weelden, Prof. Laurie Busuttil and their colleagues are advancing the case method, an experiential learning approach for business students where students take on the role of managers in a variety of industries, organizations and scenarios. This case method provides a way for students to practice and gain confidence in their management skills.

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After Redeemer

Alumni of Redeemer’s business — accounting program are making a positive impact in our society and in our communities.

Julia deWeerd '20

has been preparing for her CPA exam. She says her classes and the case-based curriculum helped her understand key concepts and apply her learning to real life. Julia recently started a career at KPMG.

Elise Joosse '01

is an accountant and believes that the education she received at Redeemer prepared her to face the world as a Christian. She learned how to incorporate the Christian worldview through every facet of her life.

Alumni can go on to careers as...

  • Audit manager
  • Senior accountant
  • Office managers
  • Appraisers
  • Financial controllers
  • Financial analysts
  • Comptrollers
  • Budget analysts
  • Account managers
  • Financial advisors

Alumni can do further studies to earn...

  • Master of Accounting (MAcc)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

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Business — Accounting Stories

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First 12 BBA Grads Receive Degrees

The new bachelor of business administration degree will better reflect the calibre and range of courses across multiple business disciplines that are taken by...

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Exceptional Business Student Recognized for Co-op Achievements

Erica Costin, a respected team player, has been named the 2020 Co-op Student of the Year, after a term as a research assistant in the business department.

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Cultivating Creation in the Workplace

James Cuthbert ’09 owns and operates Urban Green, a company that creates indoor gardens and green spaces in offices and homes across southern Ontario.

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The Art of the Pitch

Fifth-year business student Matthew Schoenmaker recently competed in the Great Canadian Sales Competition.

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Confidence Through the Case Method

Redeemer business professors Laurie Busuttil and Susan Van Weelden make their mark on the North American business landscape with best-selling course materials.

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Leanna Petrusma named Co-op Student of the Year

Redeemer honoured Leanna Petrusma’s outstanding contributions in her co-op work terms, naming her the first Co-op Student of the Year Award winner.

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A Change of Course

After studying for a year at a public university, Julia DeWeerd '21 felt God calling her to transfer to Redeemer's Business program instead.

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Four Sisters, Four Alumni, Four Professions

Sisters and alumni — Elise, Maria, Carola and Loretta Vanderspek — have careers that span the professional sphere: an accountant, a lawyer, a doctor and a teacher.

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Everything Has a Story

Clarence Keesman ‘98, executive director of youth drop-in centre The Refuge, encounters stories of brokenness and healing each and every day.

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