Accounting

About Program Degrees Offered and Application Requirements

Accredited by CPA Ontario (Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario) and the global Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Schulich Master of Accounting 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 decisions within legal, financial, regulatory and ethical frameworks. With its focus on case based integrated learning, 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.

The Schulich MAcc offers three distinct entry points depending on your academic background, aligning you for success in the complex field of accounting.

The Diploma in Intermediate Accounting  (DIAc) provides non-business graduates as well as individuals that have graduated from non-Canadian institutions with the pre-requisites required to stream seamlessly into the MAcc. Students who begin in the DIAc begin their studies in the summer term. Business graduates from CPA Accredited programs and Canadian business degrees commence the MAcc in the fall. Schulich i/BBA graduates from the CPA stream may start the MAcc in summer.

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: tax, assurance, performance management or finance.

MAcc

Program Description

Program Components (including coursework)
  • Course work
Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 3 term(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time program
    • Summer Entry - available as a full-time program
    Application Deadline(s)
    December 1, 2017 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only (Round 1))
    February 1, 2018 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only (Round 2))
    April 30, 2018 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    December 1, 2017 (International Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
    IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 1
    YUELILevel 6 with Distinction
    MELABOverall score of 85, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC
    Minimum CAE ScoreB
    Number of Recommendations Required
    2
    What You Need to Apply
    Other Requirement(s)

    Statement of Interest Resumé/CV Sample of written work

    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Graduate Recruitment & Admissions, Room W263B
    Seymour Schulich Building
    Schulich School of Business – York University
    4700 Keele Street Toronto, Ontario
    Canada, M3J 1P3