About the Program

In the Accounting Specialist students learn the body of knowledge and skills required to become a professional accountant. The program starts with foundational courses in Accounting, Economics and then offers a range of more advanced courses which cover topics and competencies in the professional curricula.

Our students are taught how to think like professionals. This helps prepare students to become Chartered Professional Accountants after graduation. The program produces graduates who have the personal and professional attributes required of professional accountants - graduates who demonstrate initiative and leadership, apply strategic thinking, develop innovative ideas, adapt to change and are strong communicators.


Bachelor of Commerce

Program Options


After completing your first year, you'll be asked to confirm what program(s) you wish to study – your Programs of Study. They can be integrated in unique ways to obtain your U of T degree, but must be one of the following three combinations: one Specialist; or two Majors; or one Major and two Minors. You don't need to worry about that now, but if you'd like to learn more about this process, watch our handy video (7 min).

Admission Requirements

You apply to an admission category, which is a collection of similar programs. Once you've accepted an offer of admission to our campus, we go into greater detail about specific program and course selection options.

At the end of your first year, you will choose your program(s), which means that your first year is an excellent opportunity to explore the full breadth of offerings.

Regardless of what you study, remember that you will receive a prestigious University of Toronto degree when you graduate that tells everyone that you are ranked among the best in the world!

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Program Course Prerequisites
English, Calculus, Advanced Functions
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Approximate Competitive Average
Mid 80s

The admission average is calculated with English (ENG4U) plus the next best five Grade 12 U or M courses. Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee you admission to the University. Admission is subject to space availability and competition.

The content in this section is based on requirements in the Ontario curriculum.

Find requirements to other common curricula:

Please visit the Admissions section of our site for full requirements.

Discover Your Potential

UTMM Faculty Research and Activities

The University of Toronto is a leader in research and innovation. Department of Management faculty are highly research-active in areas of Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, and Strategic Management.

Reykjavik UTM Abroad trip

Management professor Soo Min Toh chose Iceland to give students an opportunity to focus on organizational behaviour, visit Nordic companies and experience not only the culture and business environment in Iceland, but also the landscape.

Minal Ghayur

Like many university students Minal Ghayur felt scared and shy when she first came to UTM in 2016. She quickly identified a solution to overcome some of that initial apprehension and timidity: engage in extra-curricular activities.

Student Experience

Courses You Would Love


This course covers conceptual and analytical foundations of cost accounting and uses of accounting by management. Cost concepts for product costing and decision making provide an understanding of the uses of accounting information by management.

Dollar coin

This course will provide a framework for analyzing a firm’s past performance, estimating its future performance, and valuing its equity. You will understand how to interpret financial statements, analyze cash flows, make judgments about earnings quality and uncover hidden assets and liabilities.


This is a capstone case course stressing the pervasive competencies and critical thinking skills required from business school graduates, future professional accountants and advisors. 

Planning Ahead

Whether you want to land your dream job, conduct groundbreaking research, or start your own business, we can get you there. Here are resources to help you explore your career options.

Career Options

Created by our Career Centre, the Careers by Major database identifies some potential career fields, how to gain related skills and experience, and useful resources and job samples. But always remember, your program of study doesn't have to determine your career!

Program Plans

Program Plans are quick and accessible overviews of the many academic and co-curricular opportunities available to help you get the most out of your UTM experience.

Tip Sheets

The Career Centre offers dozens of tip sheets with helpful information about topics related to searching for work, planning your career, and pursuing further education.

View to the U: An eye on UTM research

View to the U is a podcast that features U of T Mississauga faculty members from a range of disciplines who will illuminate some of the inner-workings of the science labs and enlighten the social sciences and humanities hubs at UTM.

Sonia Kang

On this edition of the VIEW to the U podcast, Professor Sonia Kang charts her research path in the Department of Management within the Institute for Management and Innovation at University of Toronto Mississauga.

She discusses her broad program of research that touches on several areas, including managing multiple identities, résumé whitening, the psychological foundations of discrimination, and the effects of stigma and stereotyping and their connection to age, race, gender and also a new line of inquiry looking at the stigma of mental health.

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