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)

The general admission requirements for the MAcc are listed below. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission, as space in each program is limited. A holistic approach is taken during the application review process and all components of the application are thoroughly reviewed.

  1. An undergraduate business degree from a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution with a minimum B average in the last two full years (or equivalent) of academic work.
    • Students with a non-business or non-Canadian degree interested in the Master of Accounting must first complete the Diploma in Intermediate Accounting.
    • PLEASE NOTE: While students with 3-year degrees may apply for admission to this program, a 3-year degree will not qualify a student to be eligible for the CPA designation as the professional accrediting body requires a 4-year degree. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that applicants to the program complete the equivalent to a 4-year undergraduate degree prior to application.
  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 (minimum 6.5 on each dimension)
TOEFL  (Schulich’s TOEFL Code is B710) 100 iBT (minimum 23 on each dimension)
    • 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.
    • Proof of English language proficiency if studies were not completed in English.

For more information please see our Application Tips.

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

The general admission requirements for the MAcc are listed below. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission, as space in each program is limited.

  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.

Deadlines

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 Round 1** Round 2 Round 3 Round 4***
September 2017 April 30, 2017 Still accepting applications for Fall 2017
May 2018 (only available to Schulich BBA/iBBA Students or Graduates in the CPA stream) December 15, 2017 March 2, 2018 n/a n/a
September 2018 December 1, 2017 February 1, 2018 March 15, 2018 April 30, 2018

Late applications will be considered following the deadline for September 2017. Please Contact Us if you are interested in submitting a late application.

**International students are encouraged to apply no later than Round 1. International students are still welcome to apply after this date and will be considered for admission pending space in the program. Please keep in mind that you must have enough time to apply for a study permit if you are granted an offer.

***For domestic applicants only. Late international applications may be accepted pending space in the program.

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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