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Accounting (Graduate Diploma)

Faculty Faculty of Business and Information Technology
Location UOIT, North Oshawa
Start dates May
Length Approximately four months
Program load Full-time
Program format Course-based (five courses total)
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The Graduate Diploma in Accounting is a professional program accredited by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Ontario.

General information

The Graduate Diploma in Accounting is a professional program accredited by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Ontario. The program emphasizes integration, problem solving, decision making and other CPA-enabling competencies to prepare prospective CPAs for the completion of the Professional Education Program (PEP) and Common Final Examination (CFE), and for their careers. 

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Accounting, students will receive credit for the first four modules of CPA Canada’s PEP, including Core 1, Core 2 and all four elective modules (assurance, finance, performance management and tax) and be eligible to enter the PEP at the Capstone 1 module. Students will be able to write the CFE within 12 months of completing the Graduate Diploma in Accounting, saving time in achieving their CPAs.

Admission requirements

  • Cumulative B+ average (GPA: 3.3 on a 4.3 scale or 77 to 79 per cent) or higher in courses required for admission to the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Professional Education Program (PEP) (see list of courses below).
  • Grade of C (60 per cent) or higher in courses required for admission to the CPA PEP.
  • Completion of all courses required for admission the CPA PEP. Graduates of other Canadian universities are encouraged to apply if they have completed a business degree with a concentration in accounting and have met the requirements of CPA PEP and coverage of these courses is substantially equivalent to the courses taken by UOIT students.
Required courses for admission:
  • Introductory Financial Accounting (BUSI 2150U and 2160U)

  • Intermediate Financial Accounting (BUSI 3101U and 3102U)

  • Advanced Financial Accounting (BUSI 4101U)

  • Introductory Managerial Accounting (BUSI 2170U or 2180U)

  • Advanced Managerial Accounting (BUSI 3160U)

  • Taxation (BUSI 3110U and BUSI 3120U)

  • Auditing (BUSI 3170U)

  • Statistics (BUSI 1450U)

  • Finance (BUSI 2401U and 2402U)

  • Information Technology (BUSI 3040U)

  • Law (BUSI 3705U)

  • Strategy and Governance (BUSI 4701U) 

  • Economics (ECON 2010U and 2020U)
Required supporting documents:

Please see the checklist of required documents for a list of supporting documentation that must be submitted with your application.

Required test scores for English language proficiency:

See English language proficiency for the minimum required test scores for this program.

Please note: This program is available for domestic students only.


Application deadlines

Please see application deadlines for specific dates. Note that the application deadlines listed are for both the online application and all supporting documentation.


How to apply

Applications for admission to all graduate studies programs are submitted online. There are five steps you must go through to complete the application process. See application process and requirements for step-by-step instructions.

Program curriculum

Courses:
  • Critical Thinking, Integration and Analysis
  • Professional Accounting
  • Advanced Finance
  • Advanced Auditing
  • Performance Management

For program requirements, including required number of credits for completion, program maps and course descriptions, please see the Graduate Academic Calendar and Course Catalogue.

Funding

Applicants to professional or course-based programs are not normally considered for internal funding sources such as entrance scholarships, minimum funding packages, teaching assistantships, research assistantships or graduate research assistantships.

While external scholarships and awards for graduate students who fall under the above criteria are often limited, we encourage you to explore some of the external scholarship databases available for possible funding opportunities.

Fees

Tuition fees for graduate programs at UOIT are charged on a flat-fee or fee-per-credit basis and vary by program and student status.

For current, specific fees and details on flat-fee versus fee-per-credit programs, please see tuition and fees.

Contact

For more information:

Visit the program website

Contact the program:

Faculty of Business and Information Technology
905.721.8668 ext. 2830
fbit@uoit.ca

Contact the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies:

905.721.8668 ext. 6209
gradstudies@uoit.ca 

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