Fast track your advancement toward professional accounting certification.
The Diploma in Advanced Accounting (DAAc) is a concurrent program for Master of Accounting (MAcc) students who elect to graduate after completion of Term 2 of the MAcc program.
The DAAc is designed to further students’ academic and intellectual abilities in all fields of professional accountancy. The program places an emphasis on developing students’ critical thinking abilities and their capacity to operate in decision-based environments characterized by high degrees of ambiguity through applied case analysis. Cases also help to develop students’ appreciation of multiple viewpoints and perspectives.
Schulich’s Diploma in Advanced Accounting is accredited by CPA Ontario. Successful graduates of the program will have completed the CPA Electives and be eligible for entering the capstone phase of CPA’s accreditation program.
Schulich CPA stream BBA and iBBA graduates will receive advanced standing for Term 1 and can complete the DAAc in just 4 months. Graduates from CPA-accredited business schools that have completed Core 1 and Core 2 courses may also receive advanced standing for Term 1 and complete the DAAc in 4 months.
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Students will take 18.00 credits of required core courses and 12.00 credits of elective courses, completing Term 2 of the MAcc and graduating with the Diploma in Advanced Accounting.
To better understand the courses in the context of the concurrent MAcc curriculum, visit the Master of Accounting page.View Program Requirements Hide Program Requirements
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- ACTG 6140 3.00 INTERMEDIATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING II
- ACTG 6250 3.00 FINANCIAL REPORTING AND ANALYSIS
- ACTG 6550 1.50 ADVANCED MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
- ACTG 6600 3.00 AUDITING STANDARDS & APPLICATIONS
- ACTG 6710 3.00 INTRODUCTION TO INCOME TAXATION
- MACC 6201 1.50 MULTI-COMPETENCY CASE ANALYSIS FOR ACCOUNTANTS
Elective Options (12.00 credits)
Students must choose any two of the following four elective options.
- ACTG 6310 3.00 ADVANCED FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS & VALUATION
- ACTG 6320 3.00 ADVANCED FINANCE TOPICS
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Accounting faculty members have a wide variety of backgrounds and extensive professional experience. Canada’s leading advanced and intermediate accounting textbooks have been written by Schulich faculty members. Recent research includes topics such as accounting education, applied ethics, executive compensation, accounting for nonprofit organizations, international accounting harmonization, audit judgement, taxation of employee stock options, personal tax planning and policy, pension accounting, social accountability, accounting regulation and standard setting, performance metrics and incentive plans, strategic cost management, management decision-making, strategic performance measurement systems, and the translation of management ideas, as well as a substantial body of critical research on the role of accounting in society and in organizations.
Program faculty members
Professor of Accounting; Associate Dean, Students; Program Director, Master of AccountingView profile
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Adjunct Professor of AccountingView profile
Professor of Accounting; Area Coordinator, AccountingView profile
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Schulich's Diploma in Advanced Accounting is accredited by CPA Canada. Completing the Diploma in Advanced Accounting allows you to be exempt from the CPA PEP Elective modules. If you are considering this option, please speak to Keshia Gray, Director, Student & Enrolment Services, SSB W262 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.