A graduate diploma program tailored to empower accounting professionals with specialized expertise in accounting data analytics and visualization.
Discover an innovative learning experience through the Graduate Diploma in Accounting Analytics (GDAN) – an exclusive 8-month part-time program meticulously designed for online delivery.
A pioneering program in Canada, the GDAN will equip accounting professionals with a strong foundation in data analytics and visualization. This program delves into every aspect of the data management value chain – from data gathering and governance, through analysis and modelling, to effectively communicating insights. Students will learn to analyze and think critically about data analytics challenges from a uniquely developed accounting perspective. Throughout their academic journey, students will tackle current and future data-driven accounting challenges.
The curriculum focuses on core data skills, experiential learning, cultivating analytical and leadership skills, and enhancing oral and written communication. This unique program also takes an innovative approach by embracing Generative AI technologies, guiding students to leverage them effectively and securely in accounting contexts.
Join us and embark on an educational adventure that will not only elevate your career but also redefine the future of accounting professionals.
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The Schulich Graduate Diploma in Accounting Analytics is your key to elevating your career in accounting and consulting. By immersing yourself in accounting analytics, visualization, and related topics, you’ll be fully equipped to advance up the professional ladder. What sets our program apart is its focus on practical, immediately applicable skills that empower graduates to make an immediate impact in their careers.Visit the Centre for Career Design
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GDAN Requirement Checklist
The general admission requirements for the GDAN program are listed below. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission, as space in each program is limited. A holistic approach is taken during the application review process and all components of the application are thoroughly reviewed.
- A 3- or 4- year undergraduate degree recognized by York University, with a B- or better average
- An accounting major/specialization or designation
- Work Experience
- Post degree full-time work experience is required; 2-4 years of experience in the accounting industry, exceptional candidates without the preferred work experience may also be considered
- Completion of the online application which requires:
- Essays (2 written, 1 timed written, 2 video)
- An up-to-date resume and cover letter outlining interest in the GDAN program and suitability for being admitted into the program
- Two references
- Unofficial copies of transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions.*
*Official copies of these documents will be required if an applicant receives an offer to the program
- Proof of English language proficiency if studies were not completed in English.
Accepted Tests Minimum Score IELTS (Academic Test) 7.0 overall (minimum 6.5 on each dimension) TOEFL 100 iBT (minimum 23 on each dimension)
Schulich’s TOEFL code is B710 with Department Code 02
- Applicants who have completed at least two years of full-time study at an accredited university in a country (or institution) where English is the official language of instruction are not required to submit an English proficiency test.
* Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is NOT REQUIRED
* Exceptions to the above requirements may be made on a case-by-case basis and which may require that the candidate be interviewed by the GDAN program director or designate/faculty member.
For more information please see our Application Tips.
The GDAN program is offered on a part-time basis only. Part-time studies start in September of each year.
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Graduate Diploma in Accounting Analytics (GDAN) Program Fees
The GDAN is a part-time program consisting of two academic terms. A term is equivalent to one semester, or 12 weeks.
Fees below are based on the Fall 2023-2024 fee framework, and are subject to change.
Full-Time Tuition per Term/Semester*
Charged in Fall and Winter.
Estimated Program Total**
Current tuition fee multiplied by typical number of terms required for program completion.
Domestic Students and International Students
*Fees are rounded to the nearest dollar. For full details on all current tuition and supplementary fees refer to the Student Financial Services website: https://sfs.yorku.ca/fees/courses.
**Tuition fees have not yet been set for the Fall 2024-2025 academic year. Program totals are estimates only and subject to change. The Estimated Program Total is calculated by multiplying current Fall 2023 tuition fees by the standard number of terms required to complete the program. Program total estimates are rounded to the nearest $50.
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- GDAN 5100 3.00 OPERATIONALIZING ACCOUNTING ANALYTICS
- GDAN 5200 3.00 DBMS & DATA GOVERNANCE
- GDAN 5300 1.50 INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING ANALYTICS TOOLS & APPLICATIONS
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The GDAN program is taught by faculty and instructors within the accounting area of the Schulich School of Business. 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.