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 will be prepared to sit for the CPA Common Final Examination (CFE). In addition to gaining in-depth knowledge of all sub-disciplines that constitute the broad field of accounting, they will have deepened their expertise in two of the program’s areas of specialized electives: tax, assurance and performance management.
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.
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“The academic rigour and industry connections of the Schulich Master of Accounting enabled me to advance towards my CPA designation and enrich my career.”
The Schulich Master of Accounting program will provide you with the critical thinking and business acumen required to make informed 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.
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.Visit the Career Development Centre
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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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Master of Accounting (MAcc) Program Fees
The MAcc is a full-time program consisting of three academic terms. A term is equivalent to one semester, or 12 weeks.
Fees below are based on the 2022-2023 fee framework, and are subject to change.
|Student Status||Full-Time Tuition per Term/Semester*
Charged in Fall, Winter, and Summer.
|Estimated Program Total**
Current tuition fee multiplied by typical number of terms required for program completion.
Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant,
|$ 8,984||$ 26,950|
|$ 19,829||$ 59,500|
*Fees are rounded to the nearest dollar and include supplementary fees. For full details on all current tuition, supplementary fees, and student health plans refer to the Student Financial Services website: https://sfs.yorku.ca/fees/courses.
**Tuition fees have not yet been set for the 2023-2024 academic year. Program totals are estimates only and subject to change. The Estimated Program Total is calculated by multiplying current 2022 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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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.
are eligible to start in Term 2 (Summer). View course details below.
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- 36.00 credits of core courses
- 9.00 credits of elective courses
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Please note that course sequencing is subject to change.
Term 1 (Fall)
- 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
- ACTG 6201 1.50 MULTI-COMPETENCY CASE ANALYSIS FOR ACCOUNTANTS
Term 2 (Winter)*
*Recent graduates who are admitted directly to Term 2 will begin in Summer.
Elective Options (12.00 credits)
Students must choose any three of the four sets of electives. Please note students pursuing public accountancy must complete Assurance and Tax.
- SGMT 6000 3.00 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
- ACTG 6730 3.00 MANAGERIAL TAX PLANNING
Term 3 (Summer)
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Schulich's Accounting faculty have been consistently recognized for their teaching excellence, with several faculty members nominated for the prestigious Seymour Schulich teaching awards each year.
In addition to outstanding teaching credentials, faculty members include industry practitioners, editors of highly respected international and Canadian accounting journals and members of editorial boards of premier research journals.
Program faculty members
Associate Professor of Accounting; Program Director of Master of AccountingView profile
Professor of Accounting; Associate Dean, AcademicView profile
Professor Emeritus of AccountingView profile
Professor of AccountingView profile
Professor of AccountingView profile
Sylvia H. Hsu
Associate Professor of AccountingView profile
Associate Professor of Accounting; Program Director – Health Industry Management Program; Graduate Diploma Coordinator for Health Industry Management ProgramView profile
Professor of Accounting; Area Coordinator, AccountingView profile
FCA, FCPA (Ontario); Professor of AccountingView profile
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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.
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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.