• A unique Masters program for graduates of liberal arts, science and business programs that is accredited by both the CPA and ACCA

    Accredited by CPA Ontario (Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario) and the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the Schulich Master of Accounting (MAcc) is an academically rigorous and highly intensive full-time program designed to prepare students for a career in professional accountancy.

    Study with one of Canada’s best accounting faculties to master accounting functions and hone the ability to make effective decisions within legal, financial, regulatory and ethical frameworks. The Schulich MAcc is structured to prepare its graduates for the complex field of accounting while fast-tracking them through CPA Ontario’s Professional Education Program.

    Successful graduates of the program possess in-depth knowledge in all sub-disciplines that constitute the broad field of accounting and will have also deepened their expertise in two of the program’s areas of specialized electives: tax, assurance, performance management or finance.

    Earn a Master’s degree in as little as eight months while completing an optional internship in the last semester, and sit for your CPA Common Final Examination (CFE) upon graduation.

    Depending on your background and goals, the MAcc offers multiple pathways to success. Learn more about the MAcc’s Diploma programs below, or visit the Admissions page to identify the path for you.

  • Learn more about our unique CPA-accredited MAcc program!

“Coming from a non-business background, the Schulich Master of Accounting program opened up a whole new career path for me.”

Michael PetersStaff Accountant
Ernst & Young
  • Career Opportunities

    The Schulich Master of Accounting program will provide you with the critical thinking and business acumen required to make informed finance and accounting decisions. Whether you pursue the CPA designation or a career in accounting, this intensive program will allow you to launch your career in the field of accounting and finance.

    Throughout the MAcc program you will also have access to the Career Development Centre (CDC). As Schulich’s in-house team of certified Career Coaches and Industry Advisors, the CDC offers  a wealth of innovative programs, resources and individualized coaching to help you launch your career. Meet alumni, recruiters and industry leaders at corporate information sessions and other CDC events and enjoy online access to the very best career tools available.

    Recruiters value the technical and accounting skills MAcc graduate possess, paired with their knowledge of legal, regulatory and governance frameworks. Accountants are hired in various functions, such as financial accounting, management accounting, cost accounting, tax planning, estate planning and auditing.

    Those pursuing the CPA designation could also work with the leading CPA firms, as well as controller type roles in all industries upon completion of the CPA designation.

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MAcc Program Details by Category

Admission Requirements

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Program entry points and admission requirements will vary based on your academic background. Visit the Master of Accounting Admissions webpage for details.

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Tuition & Fees

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Master of Accounting (MAcc) Program Fees

The full-time Master of Accounting  is completed over three terms. The following reflects tuition fees for students entering the program in Fall 2017 and 2018.

Domestic Students
Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant,
Permanent Resident
International Students
Visa/Study Permit
Cost Per Term: 2017-2019*
(Fall 2017 to Summer 2019)

Including supplementary fees
 $9,920  $18,020
 Estimated Total Tuition Fee**  $29,800  $54,100

* The cost per term is rounded to the nearest $10. Figures include current ancillary and student referenda fees of $465.85 (full-time) per term. Fees are subject to change. For the most up to date supplementary fee information please refer to the student financial services website.

**Total tuition fees are rounded to the nearest $100.

Study Options

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The length of time required to complete the MAcc depends on students’ academic backgrounds.

Graduates of the Schulich BBA or iBBA program and graduates of the 30 credit Diploma in Intermediate Accounting (DIAc) program are  eligible for direct entry into Term 2 of the Master of Accounting, and can complete the degree in 8 months.

Students may also elect to graduate after completion of Term 2 of the MAcc program and receive a Diploma in Advanced Accounting (DAAc). Click below to learn more about these diploma programs.

Diploma in Intermediate Accounting (DIAc) Diploma in Advanced Accounting (DAAc)

Available delivery options

  • (Full-time, May entry) Business/Commerce Graduates from the Schulich School of Business, CPA Accredited Stream 8 months
  • (Full-time, September entry) Business/Commerce Graduates from a Canadian University 12 months
  • (Full-time, May entry) Other Undergraduate Degrees (DIAc + MAcc) 16 months

Location(s)

  • Keele Campus Toronto, Canada
Graduation Requirements

Curriculum Overview

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The Master of Accounting (MAcc) is a full-time only program. To accommodate working professionals, Term 3 is offered in a bi-weekly weekend format to prepare you with the final tools you need to successfully complete the CFE.

Students entering the MAcc with a non-CPA stream Business/Commerce undergraduate degree may continue with the MAcc after completing the first term of the Diploma in Intermediate Accounting (DIAc)*. Click here to view the DIAc curriculum.

Schulich BBA/iBBA Graduates who do not complete the CPA stream may also pursue the MAcc beginning in the Fall (Term 1). View course details below.

Business/Commerce Graduates, CPA Accredited stream (including Schulich BBA/iBBA Graduates who have completed the CPA stream) are eligible to start in Term 2 (Summer). View course details below.

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  • 30.00 credits of core courses
  • 12.00 credits of elective courses from two of the four options listed below

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Term 1 (Fall)

  • INTERMEDIATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING II
  • FINANCIAL REPORTING AND ANALYSIS
  • ADVANCED MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
  • AUDITING STANDARDS & APPLICATIONS
  • INTRODUCTION TO INCOME TAXATION
  • MULTI-COMPETENCY CASE ANALYSIS FOR ACCOUNTANTS

Term 2 (Winter)*

*Recent graduates who are admitted directly to Term 2 will begin in Summer.

  • INTEGRATIVE CASE ANALYSIS FOR ACCOUNTANTS
  • ADVANCED INCOME TAXATION

Elective Options (12.00 credits)

Students must choose any two of the four sets of electives. Please note students pursuing public accountancy must complete Assurance and Tax.

Assurance
  • ADVANCED FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
  • ADVANCED AUDITING
Finance
  • ADVANCED FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS & VALUATION
  • ADVANCED FINANCE TOPICS
Performance Management
  • STRATEGIC PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
  • STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
Tax
  • COMPLEX FINANCIAL REPORTING ISSUES
  • MANAGERIAL TAX PLANNING

Term 3 (Summer)

  • ADVANCED INTEGRATIVE CASE ANALYSIS
  • INTEGRATIVE CASE ANALYSIS - THE CAPSTONE
  • INTEGRATIVE TAX: CASES AND ANALYSIS
  • STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP PLANNING AND CASE ANALYSIS

Faculty

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Student Clubs

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Schulich Accounting Association (SAA)

The SAA targets students who are pursuing their Accounting designation, as well as students who are interested in Accounting or networking opportunities. The club meets its objective by hosting accounting related events that supplement Schulich’s graduate curriculum.

Email: saa@schulich.yorku.ca

Professional Designations

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Graduates of the Master of Accounting program are eligible to write the CPA Common Final Examination (CFE) and pursue a designation as a Chartered Professional Accountant.

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