Accounting

  • The Accounting specialization provides a path towards the CPA professional designation either through the accelerated  (two-semester) Master of Accounting (entry at CFE) or the CPA stream of the BBA and IBBA (entry at Core 1).  Schulich’s accounting courses cover the principal subjects in the field: financial accounting, managerial accounting, taxation and auditing.

    Studying with one of the top Accounting faculties in the country, students not only acquire a diverse and detailed education in the subject matter, but also develop transferable skills and analytical acumen.

  • Professor Cameron Graham, Area Coordinator
    Professor Cameron Graham, Area Coordinator

Career Opportunities

  • Schulich graduates specializing in accounting have found careers in public accounting firms, law, investment banking, international corporations and non-profit organizations. They have excelled in the positions of chief financial officer; partner; taxation, business acquisitions, consulting; auditor; public accounting firm; financial analyst; pension administrator; chief executive officer; professor; underwriter; investigative accountant and more.

  • The Schulich Career Development Centre

    Your career is top priority at Schulich. To make career decisions that are right for you, the CDC will help you identify strengths, determine career objectives, develop career plans, hone skills for career management and put your professional development plan into action.

    - Our highly experienced CDC Advisors bring a unique combination of first-hand knowledge, experience and diverse perspectives in a wide variety of businesses and industry sectors.

    - Take advantage of a series of proven career-building modules, including up-to-date Job Search Techniques, Self-Assessment, Resume and Cover Letter Writing, and Interview Skills to help you stand out from the competition.

    - Corporate Information Sessions offer you an opportunity to meet top level recruiters, alumni and executives.

  • Career Development Centre

Study Options

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  • Specialization Requirements

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    Requirements

    • 12.00 credits of electives

    Electives

    • FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS
    • INTERMEDIATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING I
    • INTERMEDIATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING II
    • TAXES & DECISION MAKING
    • ADVANCED FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
    • CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN ACCOUNTING
    • MANAGERIAL COST ACCOUNTING & ANALYSIS
    • MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING & CONTROL SYSTEMS
    • AUDITING STANDARDS & APPLICATIONS
    • ADVANCED AUDITING
    • AUDITING INFORMATION SYSTEMS
    • INTRODUCTION TO INCOME TAXATION
    • ADVANCED INCOME TAXATION
    • SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING & MANAGMENT DECISION-MAKING

Faculty

  • Schulich’s accounting professors research topics that matter: Canadian tax policy, the globalization of the accounting profession, sweatshop labour, privatization in developing countries, risk taking in the banking industry, hospital capacity decisions, auditor liability, and homelessness.

    Faculty members are among the world’s top accounting researchers; they have extensive professional experience and written Canada’s leading intermediate and advanced accounting textbooks.

  • Student Clubs

    The Schulich Accounting Society (SAS) is an independent, student-run organization that aims to enhance learning experiences of the student body via-real world exposure to the field of accounting. We are committed to fostering relationships between our members and practicing professionals, as well as other accounting-affiliated organizations. Our mandate is to enlighten students on the various career paths available to them, and provide them with the skills and network enhancing opportunities that can be leveraged well towards a career in accounting.

    Email: schulichaccountingsociety@gmail.com
    Web: schulichaccountingsociety.org