- Master of Accounting at York University is offered as a 1-year teaching program.
- It is an on-course program offered on a full-time basis comprised of 42.00 credits of courses.
- This program is an academically rigorous and highly intensive full-time program designed to prepare students for a career in professional accountancy.
- It is structured to prepare its graduates for the complex field of accounting while fast-tracking them through CPA Ontario’s Professional Education Program.
- Students entering the MAcc with a non-CPA stream Business/Commerce undergraduate degree may continue with the MAcc after completing the 1st term of the Diploma in Intermediate Accounting (DIAc).
- Successful graduates of the program possess in-depth knowledge in all sub-disciplines that constitute the broad field of accounting and will have also deepened their expertise in two of the program’s areas of specialized electives:
- Performance management
- Students earn a master’s degree in eight months while completing an optional internship in the last semester, and sit for their CPA Common Final Examination (CFE) upon graduation.
- This program is accredited by CPA Ontario (Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario) and the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
- 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.
- The average salary goes up to 54,000 USD.
To graduate, a student must achieve an overall GPA of at least 4.40. Students must complete the following to be eligible to graduate from the program:
- 33.00 credits of Core Courses
- 12.00 credits of Elective Courses
Eligibility & Entry Requirement
- Students with a 4-year non-Canadian or non-business degree must first complete the Diploma in Intermediate Accounting (DIAc), which is an 8-month graduate diploma program.
- If students complete the DIAc with a B average and no grade lower than C, students would be eligible to continue on to the Master of Accounting program, entering Term 2.
- Students holding a 4-year business degree from a Canadian institution are eligible to apply for direct entry to this program, which is 12 months in duration beginning in the fall term (September each year).
- Students secure a minimum B average in the last two full years (or equivalent) of academic work.
- The prerequisite courses, taken at the undergraduate level, in:
- Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
- Statistics/Quantitative Methods
- Corporate Finance
- Canadian Business Law
- Information Systems
- Introduction to Financial Accounting
- Introduction to Management Accounting
- Intermediate Financial Accounting
Work Experience Eligibility:
Post-degree work experience is recommended but not required.
Indian Student Eligibility:
Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:
- Completed a 4-year UG degree with first class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
- Or, completed a master's degree with first-class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
Submission of GRE/GMAT scores is compulsory for this program, however, it is recommended to submit a minimum GRE score for better a chance of admission.
Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.
The above requirements are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission. The admissions committee will consider all evidence in the file and decide. To know more about the requirem…. Read More
Required Document List
Following Documents are required to attend this program:
- Online application form: Students have to submit an online application form at the official website.
- CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
- Statement of Purpose: An essay or other written statement written by the student.
- Academic Documents: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended.
- Two confidential letters of recommendation: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
- Sample of written work: Student has to write something interesting as their sample essay in the application form.
- Statement of Interest: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
- ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.
Career and Placement after Course
Possible career opportunities are:
- Finance Managers
- Financial Controllers
- Financial Advisors
- Directors (Finance)
- Certified Public Accountant
- Chief Financial Officer
- Chartered Management Accountant
- Company Secretary