Accounting & Business Finance (ABF)

Accounting & Business Finance Program at OCMT

Accelerate Your Career

The ABF program provides a dual career track in Accounting or Business Finance, offering hands-on training, computer lab experience, and co-op placements to cultivate crucial skills. As a student, you will gain proficiency with the latest technologies, preparing you for a smooth transition from campus to a fulfilling career as an Accounting and Business Finance Professional.

APA program offers a dual career path to the Accounting or Payroll profession. The blend of hands-on training, computer lab experience, and co-op placement is expected to provide the necessary skills required to attract great career opportunities. Specifically, the addition of SAP-based courses provides a competitive advantage in the job market.

As a student of this program, you will have the opportunity to learn with the latest technologies that we believe would aid your transition from campus to your career. As an Accounting and Payroll Professional, your contributions to the organization are easily acknowledged as you work with others to balance the books and keep a record of payroll processes.

Additional Information

This program also uses SAP ERP meaning students could elect to write SAP Certification alongside their diploma.

Program Details


16 months

The program delivery schedule might vary in some situations. Please contact the Registrar to learn more.


This program is delivered in-class, hybrid, or online. Students who are unable to secure housing in proximity to the college campus may opt in for an online delivery.

Entry Dates

March, June, September, & December

Admission Requirements

Applicants with a prior Degree or Diploma in either a 3-year Diploma or a University degree in Engineering, Technology, Management, Finance, Insurance, Social Sciences, Sciences, or Administration; or holders of professional designations in ACCA, CPA, and ICAN are eligible for admission.

Your Career

  • Accounting Analyst
  • Accounting Officer
  • Finance Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • ERP Finance Technologist
  • Accounting Administrator
  • Business Finance Analyst
  • Finance Technologist
  • Finance Consultant
  • Accountant
    and more…

Semester 1

Course Name Learning Outcome
Fundamentals of Economics
At the end of this course, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge in micro and macro economics by analyzing specific situations in business life and be able to provide concrete presentations to solve a firm's or enterprise's business problems.
Financial Accounting Principles
Develop a General Understanding of accounting principles, Explain Accounting Procedures, Demonstrate Bookkeeping Process, Prepare Financial Statements
Quantitative Analysis
At the end of this course students are expected to have learned the fundamentals of quantitative techniques specific to the application of quantitative analysis in making business decisions and strategy.
Enterprise Risk Management
The participants of this course are expected to learn the fundamentals of enterprise risk management and its application in the real business world by working on relevant case scenarios.

Semester 2

Course Name Learning Outcome
Financial Reporting
At the end of this course leaners should understand the principles of financial reporting, its components, and able to analyze business decisions.
Managerial Accounting
Students are expected to understand the fundamental concepts of managerial accounting and its application within the firm structure.
Corporate Finance and Restructuring
At the end of this course, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of corporate finance and identify factors leading to corporate finance restructuring, debt financing, equity financing, and developing strategies for corporate financing and development.

Semester 3

Course Name Learning Outcome
Accounting Information Systems
At the end of this course, students should be able to demonstrate their knowledge of information systems and their application to Accounting principles.
Canadian Taxation
Understand the Income Tax Act, Apply Canadian Income Tax Law, Prepare Simple Corporate Tax Returns, and Understand the accounting treatment of taxation on the balance sheet.
Finance Technology
At the end of this course, students are expected to demonstrate knowledge of finance technology through tests and practical presentations of their projects and research.

Semester 4

Course Name Learning Outcome
Professional Standards and Ethics
At the end of this course, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the subject matter through exams, exercises, and presentations.
Business Communication
Reports and Business Proposals, Mechanism Process Description, Communication Skills, Writing Skills
Inclusive Society
At the end of this course, students are expected to demonstrate (by their actions, narratives, practice, and performance from tests and exams) a good understanding of inclusion, and how to build a culture that organically appreciates everyone as members of one body with a demonstrable approach to promoting equality in policies, and its implementation.
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