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Accounting is a stream within the Specialized Honours Bachelor of Administrative Studies (BAS) degree program that is ideal for individuals seeking to develop comprehensive knowledge in a variety of accounting areas.

You will gain specialized knowledge in managerial accounting, income taxation, finance, auditing and analysis in addition to general business and management practices. Utilizing in-class lectures, case studies and computer simulations, our program is a recognized leader in providing quality preparation for several professional designations including those of Chartered Accountant, Certified Management Accountant and Certified General Accountant. In fact, through its affiliation with several professional associations, you can even complete both your degree and the coursework portion of the professional designation requirements simultaneously.
Why choose this program?
  • Gain specialized knowledge and cutting-edge techniques for general business and management practices.

  • We are a recognized leader in preparing students for several professional designations.

Program Requirements
 Get detailed information on degree and program requirements to enter and graduate from this program.

(This information is to be used in conjunction with the University undergraduate calendar, which in all cases is the final authority).
Degree Options
BAS Specialized Honours (Bachelor of Administrative Studies)

 This program can be completed part-time by taking courses at night, during the day or on weekends.
Additional Information:
Fast Fact:You can complement your degree with a number of professional certificates from York, including certificates in Human Resources Management, Logistics and Accounting.

Careers:Chartered Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Certified General Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Information Systems Analyst, Certified Internal Auditor

Sample Courses:An Introduction to Accounting; Managerial Cost Accounting and Analysis; An Overview of Canadian Income Taxation; Management Information Systems

Offered by:School of Administrative Studies

 Program Web site

Contact:For more information, contact the School of Administrative Studies at 416-736-5210.

Student Clubs/Associations:Atkinson Professional Accounting Association

   Hear from alumnus Tony Nikolovski.
   Alumnus Drew London talks about the importance of getting involved outside of class.
   We do not stress bookkeeping, says Professor John Parkinson. Hear more about the program.
   Alumnus Muhammad Zain Ul-Haq talks about how the program prepared him for his future.
   Hear from faculty on the program.
Pritesh Patel, student

"At York, you can never go unnoticed since even the smallest efforts made by students are acknowledged at every level."

Professor Joanne Jones

"Our courses are very flexible—geared towards full-time or part-time students."

Alumna Dina Sagar

"York University's BAS accounting program was a wonderful experience. This program provides a strong educational foundation, taught by active professors who guide and inspire their students. York's accounting program prepared me with the necessary skills to enter the 'real world'."

Alumnus Robert Del Vecchio

"The flexibility of the Bachelor of Administrative Studies program at the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies gives students the option to gain essential work experience while studying. Graduates of the program will find that career options and advancement are greatly increased as a result. I credit the program with giving me the knowledge and skills to help launch my career."

Other Undergraduate Programs & Certificates you may be interested in
 Administrative Studies

 Finance (BAS)

 Management Science (BAS)

Graduate Programs you may be interested in
 Financial Accountability (MFAc)

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Other Program Information:
Additional student and alumni testimonials

"What distinguishes the BAS program from any other business degree is its interdisciplinary reach. Being part of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies gives your typical business education a humanistic and creative touch, essential for developing a truly critical and analytical thinking mindset.

The program offers courses throughout the year which cater to part-time, full-time and mature students, enabling a powerful exchange of ideas and viewpoints with people with distinctly unique experiences. Add to this a teaching Faculty backed by a wealth of knowledge and industry experience as well as full recognition of your accounting courses by the various professional institutes (CMA, CGA and CA), and it’s easy to see why I made the BAS choice."
- Guillermo Aymard

"The flexibility of our timetables has allowed me to develop a good balance between work and school. It's also provided me with the opportunity to develop numerous skills that are sought after by employers." - Chris Park

"The faculty offer a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical experience that is invaluable for not only understanding business, but being able to work in business. The professional associations do a great job of explaining how employers recruit students, and bringing the recruiters to the campus. Finally, the flexibility of the course offerings has allowed me to work and gain other experiences while completing my degree. I was even able to complete some of my courses while travelling Europe!" - Drew London

"The Accounting program gives you the competitive edge required to make a mark in the world of business management. The great thing about this program is that you just won’t be sitting in a lecture hall or a classroom all four years. Through professional clubs and organizations, case competitions and experiential education projects, you will get the opportunity to develop the skills and the expertise required to truly succeed in today’s job market.

I appreciated being taught by professors with extensive academic and professional experience, who stimulated challenging and exciting classroom discussions.

What I really like about the program is that it is extremely flexible. You can combine your accounting courses with other personal interest courses, thus broadening your education and skills beyond accounting and getting the best of many worlds. You can customize your education through program specializations to reflect your diverse academic background."
- Saloni Shah

"The Accounting Program provided me with solid preparation for my Charted Accountant designation. We tackled intense subject matter and analyzed challenging situations, all of which opened my eyes to what I am about to face in the real world. I feel confident and excited to use my education in the workplace."- Romi-Lee Sevel

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