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MCMASTER UNIVERSITY, HAMILTON, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Hamilton, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1887Established Year
  33147Enrollment

Diploma (Accounting)

 1 year
 33 Credits
 full time
  English
 online

Field of Study

$ 7,188 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • McMaster University offers a Diploma in Accounting for a duration of 1 year.
  • It is an online program offered on both a full-time and a part-time basis.
  • The programs are designed for students wishing to pursue a career in managerial or financial accounting. 
  • The McMaster Accounting Diploma program is divided into three areas: core, specialist, and basic.
  • To qualify for the diploma, students must complete five (5) core courses and any six (6) specialist courses.
  • Students who do not have post-secondary education must also complete Effective Communication and Organizational Behaviour in order to qualify for the Diploma. 
  • The core courses of the program are:
    • Introductory Financial Accounting (ACC 925)
    • Introductory Management Accounting (ACC 928)
    • Intermediate Financial Accounting I (ACC 926)
    • Intermediate Financial Accounting II (ACC 927)
    • Intermediate Management Accounting (ACC 929)
  • This program is an open enrolment program. There is no application required.
  • To enroll in a course or the program, students have to register online.
  • Students should register at least three weeks before classes begin. Courses can be taken as part of a program or individually.
  • The average salary of the program goes up to 37,421 000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Diploma
Duration1 year
Total Credits33
Fees$ 8,403 for 1 year or 33 Credits Program
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Sep 23)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
Program Urlhttps://mcmastercce.ca/accounting/diploma-in-accounting-requirements

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent degree.
  • Students must be mature as defined in the Undergraduate Calendar of McMaster University.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Students must have 5 subjects of Class XII including all mandatory prerequisites for the selected program.
  • The student's average is calculated on Grade XII Predicted grades.
  • Students are eligible to apply if they have the following documents: Class X board results, Class XI transcript, and Class XII predicted grades.

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.


Required Document List

Following are the required document:

  • Online application form and fees: Students have to fill the online form and submit the application fees. 
  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Two Academic or Professional References: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of themselves, strengths, and any work experience and/or education that students have.
  • Transcripts: Students have to submit transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, World Education Services Assessments, and English Language Proficiency test scores.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.


Application Deadline

Fall
Sep 23

No application required. Students should enrol at least three weeks before classes begin. 

The Accounting program is available every Fall (September start), Winter (January start) and Spring (May start) terms.


Scores Required

86 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

60 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

Year/headYear 1
Tuition fee$7188
Others$1215
Total$8403

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and food (on-campus)$ 9,195
Housing (off-campus)$ 4,860

Ranking

QS World University 2020

Ranked #251/ 300

Accounting [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020

VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • Students are required to get a Study Visa to study in Canada.
  • If students are traveling outside Canada will need either an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) or a Valid Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to re-enter Canada.
  • The cost of the study visa is 112 USD and is valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • Students need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Canad and to get the SIN, students will need to bring a passport and study visa.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Application form and Study Plan
    • Valid Passport
    • Official Acceptance Letter
    • Financial Evidence

Work Study

Students need a work-Study visa to work in Canada. Full-time international students studying at a Canadian university may seek employment in Canada in 4 situations:

  • on-campus employment
  • co-ops employment
  • working off-campus
  • post-graduation work visa

The McMaster Work Program gives students opportunities to work on campus during the fall/winter terms and over the summer.

  • First-year international students are not eligible for the fall/winter work program but can apply for the summer after their first year and every year beyond.
  • International students with a valid study visa are eligible to participate in McMaster’s work programs.
  • Students can work Part-time at a maximum of 10 hours per week in the fall and winter terms.
  • Students can work Full-time of 35 hours per week and part-time over the summer.

Career and Placement after Course

Career opportunities available to those who complete the Accounting program include:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Auditing Clerk
  • Financial Reporting Clerk
  • Accounting Technician
  • Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Administrator


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