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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 Accounting program 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.

Accounting The Core

The Core Curriculum is a set of 10 courses that every student takes. The courses are woven through every major and get 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

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Learning
Experiences

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.

Explore the benefits of Experiential Learning
After Redeemer

Alumni of Redeemer’s 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.

Career
Pathways
Business
Find out where a degree in Accounting takes you!
Redeemer’s Accounting Program provides you with the knowledge and relevant skills to set you on the path to a fulfilling career.
Roles open to me
with this degree:
  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Financial advisor
  • Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Fundraiser
  • Loans officer
  • Marketer
  • Sales representative
  • Supply chain analyst
With continuing
education I can be:
  • Business systems analyst
  • Chartered financial analyst (CFA)
  • Chartered professional accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered professional marketer (CPM)
  • Chartered professional manager (CMgr)
  • Forensic accountant
  • Lawyer
  • Real estate appraiser
  • Taxation consultant
  • Human resource professional (CHRP or CHRL)
Related jobs in other fields:
  • Banking advisor
  • Content creator
  • Event planner
  • Financial services rep
  • Fundraiser
  • Graphic designer
  • Health services coordinator
  • Public relations assistant
  • Digital marketing associate
Technical skills:
  • Analyze and interpret data
  • Analyze and interpret financial statements
  • Explain complex business concepts and theories
  • Evaluate marketing research data
  • Identify problems
  • Solve problems and make decisions/sound predictions
Transferable skills:
  • Accountability
  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Ethical leadership
  • Presentation skills
  • Resiliency
  • Time management
Discover current trends, wages and job in Canada for the Business field.
Explore your career ideas. Find out what Redeemer alumni have done with their degree.
Professional Organizations:
Connect with these organizations to learn more about your career.

Business management

  • Canadian Institute of Management
  • Human Resources Professionals Association
  • The Canadian Association of Management Consultants

Accounting/finance

  • Chartered Professional Accountants Canada
  • Canadian Bankers Association
  • Financial Management Institute of Canada
  • Financial Planners Canada
  • The Chartered Financial Analyst Institute

Marketing

  • Chartered Institute of Marketing Management of Ontario
  • Canadian Marketing Association
  • Canadian Public Relations Society
  • Sales and Marketing Executives International

Not-for-profit

  • Canadian Centre for Christian Charities
  • Imagine Canada
  • Charity Village
  • Association of Certified Nonprofit Professionals
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Career
Pathways
Accounting
Redeemer’s Accounting Program provides you with the knowledge and relevant skills to set you on the path to a fulfilling career.
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)

Want to know more about Redeemer’s Accounting program?

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An Account of Success

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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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