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UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA - [UOFA], EDMONTON, ALBERTA - PROGRAMS

Edmonton, AlbertaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1908Established Year
  39094Enrollment

Master of Accounting [M.Acc]

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus

Field of Study

Offered by     School of Business, University of Alberta

$ 5,459 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Master of Accounting at the University of Alberta allows students to complete this course in 2 years.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on a full-time basis.
  • The Master of Accounting degree is designed for individuals wanting to pursue the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.
  • It is offered over two years during a four-month full-time summer session (May-August).
  • It allows students to complete all of the CPA Professional Education Program and prepares students to write the Common Final Examination (CFE).
  • In this program, students are evaluated holistically and university look for students who can demonstrate both academic success and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • The program includes a mix of technical accounting courses, soft skill development, and the integration of knowledge in strategy courses.
  • The student-faculty ratio for this program is 21:1 and Alberta School of Business is home to nearly 70 faculty members in which many of the faculty members are there who are world-renowned for their expertise.
  • It is the longest continuously Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited business school in Canada. 
  • This program prepares students for a career in professional accounting where they must have technical accounting expertise and the ability to apply this knowledge in complex accounting and organizational programs.
  • At the end of the program, students will be ready to tackle the Common Final Exam.
  • Students have to complete 2 capstone projects in this program.
  • The Alberta School of Business is one of the world’s leading institutions of business education and research. 
  • School of Business at the University of Alberta ranks 3rd best university according to MacLean’s 2020 in Canada.
  • Job opportunities after Master of Accounting are Commercial Finance, Corporate Finance, etc, and the average salary goes up to 51,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 12,670 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Mar 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
ExamsGRE
Offered bySchool of Business, University of Alberta
Program Urlhttps://www.ualberta.ca/business/programs/master-of-accounting

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must have a four-year bachelor’s degree or its academic equivalent, from an accredited academic institution in the related field.
  • Students have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B Grade) on the University of Alberta's 4-point scale based on the recent two years of full-time study.

Indian Student Eligibility:

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

  • Students are normally required to have completed a bachelor’s degree in their academic equivalent, from an academic institution.
  • GPA of 3.0/4.0 (B Grade) based on the recent two years of full-time study (or equivalent) is required.
  • Students will need to submit school results for Class XI showing a competitive average and course registration for Class XII, or Class XII mid-year results.
  • Students in CBSE or CISCE schools, they present 75%+ on their final Class XII exams.

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 documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Transcripts: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended in PDF format.
  • Reference Form/Letter: Three reference forms and letters of recommendation completed and uploaded by referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) directly to the online portal.
  • Three Letters of Reference: The online application system will notify the references and allow the student to upload their letters. Letters can be academic or business references.
  • Research Proposal: 2-5 page description of the proposed research project, outlining the relevant legal issues, preliminary arguments, and the proposed research methodology.
  • Statement of Intent: 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.
  • Students with education completed outside of Canada are required to submit an international transcript assessment completed by the CPA Western School of Business (CPAWSB) as part of the application package.


Application Deadline

Fall
Mar 01


Scores Required

90 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

310 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE

61 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$5459$5459
Health and wellness$420$420
Other fees$456$456
Total fees$6335$6335

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 10,800
Food$ 2,700

Ranking

QS World University 2020

Ranked #101/ 300

Accounting [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
UAlberta Master's Entrance Scholarship Variable Yes 07 Apr, 2020
Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES) $8,312 Yes N/A
Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship Variable Yes 14 Feb, 2021
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • There is no particular visa type to study in Canada but require a Student Visa.
  • International applicants who are applying for a Student Visa are required to have TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) or eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for entry in Canada.
  • Following are the required documents for Students visa applications:
    • Application for Study Permit
    • Letter of acceptance.
    • Proof of financial support.
    • Passport photos.
    • an Entry Visa to enter the country.
    • Visa to study or work in the country.
    • Resident Permit or registration after arrival in the host country.

Work Study

Students from the University of Alberta can work both on-campus and off-campus.

On-Campus: Students can work on-campus. The jobs available for students are UAlberta offices like interns, assistants, receptionists, and Stores and restaurants, UAlberta bookstores, UAlberta libraries, Coffeeshops.  Students can work a number of hours per week on-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

Off-Campus: Students can also work off-campus. The jobs available for students are companies in their field of studies, Banks, Restaurants, and Stores. Students can work a number of hours per week off-campus and up to 20 hours a week.


Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities for the students are:

  • Commercial Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Recovery
  • Database Management Accounting
  • Financial Forecasting
  • Management Consultancy
  • Investment
  • Banking
  • Working for local and national government companies



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