Business Accounting | Commonwealth College | Accounting Program Winnipeg
Course Description

Business Accounting program was created for students seeking excellent accounting-related training in a short time frame.

In this 740 hours Business Accounting program, you will learn the basics of accounting through a rigorous curriculum that focuses on expanding employable skills. The program concentrates on building proficiency in financial and managerial accounting and on fostering in-depth knowledge of accounting software. Communication and analytical skills are also emphasized, as they are essential for career success.


$30,879 – $57,104


Theory 580 Hours
Practicum 160 hours
Total 740 Hours



Financial Aid

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Course Fee
Registration Fee : $ 225.00 CAD
Tuition Fee : $ 5,200.00 CAD
Training Completion Fund (TCF) : $ 52.00 CAD
Other Fees : $ 250.00 CAD
Total Payment of Program : $ 5,727.00 CAD
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Courses Covered
Course Description

Students will gain an understanding of basic accounting principles and applied practices which will enhance their knowledge of general business operations

Course Duration
Theory 60 hours
Practical 20 hours
Total 80 Hours
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • Analyze business transactions by applying the accounting equation
  • Record transactions in a journal and post entries to the ledger
  • Prepare financial statements from an adjusted trial balance
  • Complete the steps in the accounting cycle described both perpetual and periodic inventory systems
  • Calculate the cost of goods sold and merchandise inventory
  • Journalize and post transactions
Course Description

Students will develop the skills requird to perform a wide variety of office procedures in various settings.

Course Duration
Theory 40 hours
Practical 20 hours
Total 60 Hours
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • Explain why critical-thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving skills are essential to an administrative assistant.
  • Describe strategies and tools for managing your workload
  • Explain the importance of ethical behaviour in the workplace
  • Troubleshoot software problems
  • Develop and use effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills
  • Compose letters, memos and emails
  • Demonstrate professional call management skills for incoming and outgoing calls and voice mail
  • Describe equipment, supplies, and media for filing physical and electronic records.
  • Plan meetings and prepare related materials
  • Make domestic and international travel arrangements
Course Description

Students will learn and practice basic keyboarding skills using an online tutorial and in-lab practice time.

In the computer applications course students receive hands-on use of Microsoft Office applications Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Completion of this course will result in MS Office applications knowledge and skills.

Course Duration
Theory 120 hours
Practical 60 hours
Total 180 Hours
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • demonstrate basic keyboarding skills
  • Create a document in Microsoft Word with formatting
  • Write functions in Microsoft Excel to perform basic calculations and to convert number to text and text to number
  • Create a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint that is interactive with legible content
Course Description

Comprehensive coverage of contemporary organizational behaviour topics through a flexible hybrid of text and online resources. Includes discussion of the Milgram and Zimbardo experiments, the science of persuasion, and enhanced coverage of job design.

Course Duration
Theory 20 hours
Total 20 Hours
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • 2dentify the important system components of an organization
  • Describe the cultural differences in motivation
  • Identify the factors that influence group behaviour
  • Describe how empowerment relates to self-managed teams
  • Explain how organizations can improve the quality of decisions through participation
  • Discuss the differences between leadership and management and between leaders and managers
  • Identify five styles of conflict management
Course Description

This course demonstrates step-by-step calculations for solving business problems to help students establish a strong foundation in the basics. Students then transition to analyzing and applying managerial accounting concepts.

Course Duration
Theory 60 hours
Practical 20 hours
Total 80 Hours
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • Identify & explain the current focus of managerial accounting
  • Prepare income statements for manufacturing and service organizations
  • Use a personal computer spreadsheet program to perform the method of least squares
  • Apply cost–volume–profit analysis in a multiple-product setting
  • Define and prepare the financial budget, identify its major components, and explain the interrelationship of its various components
  • Prepare journal entries for materials and labour variances
Course Description

Students will learn the basic features of QuickBooks financial software and work within the program. Students learn to create lists and invoices, manage accounts and set up preferences within the software for specific businesses.

Course Duration
Theory 40 hours
Practical 40 hours
Total 80 Hours
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • setup financial records for a business, make entries, maintain records and create reports

Grade 12 or equivalent, or mature student status plus successful completion of college entrance test

Admissions Requirements

  • Canadian High School Graduation or equivalent
  • Mature Student
  • Test of adult basic education administered
  • Interview with Admissions Advisor
Career Opportunities
  • Junior (entry-level) accountant
  • Accounting clerk
  • Accounting assistant
  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Accounts receivable clerk
  • Accounts payable officer
  • Accounts receivable officer
  • Credit and collections officer
Funding Options

Student may be eligible, if qualified, for Federal and Provincial loans, grants or awards. Students may also qualify for EI, Band Funding, MMF Funding or even loans facilitated by us.
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Students Speak

I wanted a career, not just a job and at Commonwealth College they have small classes and they have instructors that actually work in the field that they teach. I am ready to start my new career and its not even been a year! Oh and I saved bigtime on tuition too.

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