Master of Accounting (MAcc) Admission Requirements

An applicant’s previous academic background will determine at what point in the program they may enter, which will affect the amount of time it will take to complete the MAcc.

Students with a non-business or non-Canadian degree interested in the Master of Accounting program must first complete the Diploma in Intermediate Accounting.

Please refer to the MAcc Journey Chart to ensure that you apply to the correct starting term.

Requirement Checklist – External Applicants (Non-Schulich Graduates)

  1. An undergraduate degree from a recognized university with a minimum B average in the last two full years (or equivalent) of academic work.
  2. Prerequisite courses in Economics (Micro & Macro), Statistics, Finance, Canadian Business Law, Introduction to Financial Accounting, Introduction to Management Accounting and Intermediate Financial Accounting I, taken at the undergraduate level.
  3. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Acceptable scores on all measures of the GMAT or GRE
    • To send your scores for these tests to us please use the following codes: GMAT code Z75-X8-38 or GRE code 5697
  4. Work Experience
    • Post degree work experience is recommended but not required.
  5. Completion of the online application which requires:
    • Essays (2 written, 1 timed written, 2 video)
    • An up-to-date resume
    • Two references.
    • Unofficial copies of transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions.*
    • Unofficial copies of GMAT or GRE scores.*
    • *Official copies of these documents will be required if an applicant receives an offer to the program.
  6. Proof of English language proficiency if studies were not completed in English.
Accepted Tests Minimum Score
IELTS 7.0 overall
TOEFL  (Schulich’s TOEFL Code is B710) 100 iBT
    • Applicants who have completed at least two years of full-time study at an accredited university in a country (or institution) where English is the official language of instruction are not required to submit an English proficiency test.
    • Strong applicants whose first language is not English and do not meet the above language requirements may be considered for admission with the condition of completion of the MBA/Specialized Master’s Preparation Program offered by the York University English Language Institute.

Requirement Checklist – Internal Applicants (Schulich BBA/iBBA Students or Graduates)

  1. Completion of the MAcc Internal Application Form found in the Academic Forms Database of your student portal.
  2. A minimum B average in the last two full years (or equivalent) of academic work.
  3. Schulich BBA/iBBA – CPA Stream
    • Students must have completed CPA stream courses as outlined on the MAcc Internal Application Form. A minimum average of B is required in all CPA stream courses. No individual grade in a CPA course can be lower than a C.
  4. Schulich BBA/iBBA – Non-CPA Streams
    • Students must have completed ACTG 3000, ACTG 3110 and MGMT 3100 with a minimum B grade in each course.
  5. Transcripts, recommendations, essays, resume and the GMAT or GRE are not required for Schulich BBA/iBBA applicants.


The MAcc program is offered on a full-time basis only. Entry points are determined by a student’s academic background. Please refer to the MAcc Journey Chart to ensure that you apply to the correct starting term.

Entry Eligibility MAcc Term Round 1** Round 2 Round 3
January 2017 Schulich i/BBA CPA Stream students/graduates only Term 2 (MAcc) September 15, 2016 October 15, 2016 November 15, 2016
May 2017 Non-business or non-Canadian degree holders Term 0 (DIAc) December 15, 2016 February 28, 2017 n/a
Schulich i/BBA CPA stream students/graduates only Term 2 (MAcc) December 15, 2016 February 28, 2017 n/a
September 2017 Schulich i/BBA non-CPA stream students/graduates or Graduates of CPA-Ontario accredited programs only

Term 1


April 30, 2017 n/a n/a

**International students are encouraged to apply no later than the Round 1.

Domestic applicants are considered for admission on a rolling basis. International applicants will be reviewed following each round deadline and may be held for further review in subsequent rounds if additional information is required.

Please note: Your GMAT/GRE score and responses from your referees can be completed after your application has been submitted. A preliminary review of your application will be done prior to receiving these items.

Students may only submit a single application. Students are not permitted to apply in multiple rounds or to multiple programs.

Before continuing with this application, please view the MAcc Journey Chart to ensure that you apply to the correct starting term.

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