FAQ’s – MAcc

1. What is the class profile for the Master of Accounting?

MAcc Class of 2014 Profile

  • 27 Average Age

  • 660 Average GMAT

  • B+ Average GPA

  • 2 yrs Average Work Experience

  • 6:4 Male:Female Ratio

  • 50% International Students

2. Can I study part-time?

No. The MAcc program is a 12 month full-time program, which commences in September of each year.

Program Structure

1. How does the Schulich MAcc program compare to Schulich’s MBA program?

The MAcc is ideal for individuals committed to a specialized career in Accounting. You will gain a competitive advantage in the job market with a carefully designed curriculum to provide you with sound knowledge of the theory and practice of Accounting. Students that complete the program will complete all CPA Ontario course requirements for the CPA PEP and may be eligible to write the CFE.

The two-year MBA program can be taken full or part-time. It is designed for individuals with a minimum of two years work experience, who wish to gain general management skills with the option to specialize in a variety of sectors or functional areas, such as finance, marketing or organizational behaviour. MBAs that specialize in Accounting will be able to complete Core 1 and Core 2 of the CPA Ontario requirements for the CPA PEP.

2. Can MBA students take MAcc classes?

MAcc coded courses are restricted to students in the MAcc program. MBA students, however, can select any ACTG coded accounting elective for which they have the appropriate pre-requisite(s).

3.There are 3 different entry points. How do I know which one is the right one for my profile?

This will depend on your undergraduate studies. The September entry point is for students that have completed the CPA accredited stream at Schulich or other accredited institutions in Canada. The May entry point is for Schulich graduates that have not completed the CPA accredited stream. The January entry point is for International students and those that have had no prior background in Accounting.

Study Options

1. Can I apply for advanced standing or waiver with replacement for any MAcc courses?

It is expected that students take all of the courses outlined in the MAcc curriculum. Advanced standing may be possible for applicants with undergraduate degrees from CPA accredited programs.

2. Can I increase my course load in the program by taking MBA courses, courses out of faculty or at other universities?

Due to the intensity of the program, MAcc students are not permitted to take additional courses in the MBA stream, out of faculty or at other universities as part of their MAcc degree requirements. Initially, however, some of the MAcc required courses may be cross-taught with MBA students offering a classroom opportunity for MAcc students to connect with their peers in the MBA program.

3. Can I take a leave of absence during the program?

Due to the sequential nature of the program, only under exceptional circumstances, with the approval of the Student Affairs Committee, may students take a one year leave of absence.

Career Opportunities

1. What career opportunities are available for MAcc graduates?

As a Schulich Master of Accounting graduate, job prospects range from working in the public accounting sector and treasury to careers in finance, banking and governance in major corporate organizations.

2. What support will I receive to secure a job after graduation?

MAcc students have access to the Richard Waugh Career Development Centre (CDC) at Schulich, which offers one-on-one career coaching. Also available are self-assessment tools, workshops, networking events with industry professionals and alumni and much more. Once you have graduated from Schulich, you will be able to continue to access many of the services offered through the CDC as well as the Schulich alumni network. 

Students can visit the Career Development website for further details.