New Schulich Master of Accounting program offers students a gateway to the world of business
TORONTO, ON – Friday, December 7, 2012 – The Schulich School of Business at York University is launching an intensive, 12-month Master of Accounting program designed to give non-business university graduates a direct pathway toward a rewarding career in accounting.
Schulich’s Master of Accounting (MAcc) is geared toward students with a liberal arts or science honours degree who are now looking for credentials that will lead to a career in accounting, but is also open to students with an undergraduate degree in business.
“Business today requires accounting professionals with a broad perspective that cuts across a diverse range of industries,” said Dezsö J. Horváth, Dean of the Schulich School of Business at York University. “Schulich’s new Master of Accounting program, with its focus on case-based learning, will provide graduates with the critical thinking and financial skills needed to succeed in this high-demand field.”
Marcia Annisette, Director of the Master of Accounting program and an Associate Professor of Accounting, said Schulich’s fast-track MAcc degree is unique among Canadian graduate accounting programs.
“The new Schulich Master of Accounting is dedicated to the development of financial professionals with a multi-disciplinary, global view that will position them to succeed in today’s complex business environment,” said Professor Annisette.
The MAcc program allows students to choose between two program options: the CA Accredited Stream, an accelerated route that leads to professional accounting certification, or the Management Accounting Information Stream, for students interested in pursuing a management role.
Schulich Master of Accounting students will learn the full range of accounting functions, including managerial finance, complex financial reporting issues and auditing information systems. They will also gain advanced technical expertise and the ability to make decisions within legal, financial, regulatory and ethical frameworks.
The application deadline for the MAcc program is March 1, 2013. Classes begin in May, 2013 for graduation in the spring of 2014.
For more information, please visit: www.schulich.yorku.ca/macc.
Known as Canada’s Global Business School™, the Schulich School of Business in Toronto is ranked among the world’s leading business schools by a number of global surveys. Schulich’s MBA program is ranked #2 in the world by the Aspen Institute (a Washington, DC-based leadership think tank) in a global survey that identified which schools are doing the best job of preparing future business leaders for the environmental, social and ethical complexities of modern-day business. Schulich’s MBA program is also ranked among the world’s leading schools by The Economist, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek and Expansión (a Time Warner publication based in Mexico City). The Kellogg global network of EMBA partner schools, which includes the Kellogg- Schulich EMBA, is ranked #5 in the world by The Wall Street Journal, and the Kellogg-Schulich EMBA is ranked #1 in Canada and #27 in the world by the Financial Times of London. For complete ranking details, please visit www.schulich.yorku.ca.
Global, innovative and diverse, Schulich offers business programs year-round at its state-of-the-art complex at York University and its Miles S. Nadal Management Centre located in the heart of the Toronto’s financial district. Schulich also operates a number of satellite centres in Beijing and Shanghai, China; Mumbai, India; Seoul, South Korea; Mexico City, Mexico and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Schulich offers undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate business degrees that lead to rewarding careers in the private, public and nonprofit sectors, and has more than 24,000 alumni working in over 90 countries. The School pioneered Canada’s first International MBA (IMBA) and International BBA (iBBA) degrees, as well as North America’s first ever cross-border executive MBA degree, the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA. Schulich’s Executive Education Centre provides executive development programs annually to more than 16,000 executives in Canada and abroad.
For more information, please contact:
Marcia Annisette, Director of the Master of Accounting Program
Associate Professor of Accounting
Schulich School of Business
Phone: 416-736-2100, ext. 77925