Accounting, Master | Carleton University | Ottawa, Canada
16 months
31117 CAD/year
11733 CAD/year
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The Accounting MAcc course offered by Carleton University is a rigorous program that will provide a gateway to a career as a professional accountant. Graduates will be exempt from the CPA Canada Professional Education Program (PEP) and will proceed directly to the CPA Canada Common Final Examination, which is the final step in becoming a chartered professional accountant.


Course Details

The Accounting MAcc course offered by Carleton University goes beyond the CPA professional requirements by providing students with all four competencies in the accounting field: assurance, tax, finance and performance management. This breadth of knowledge prepares graduates to work in a variety of professional roles. This fairly new program at Carleton graduated its first cohort in November, 2016.

The full-time stream is delivered over two consecutive summers of full-time study and includes an internship in the Fall term following the first summer of study.

The part-time stream is delivered in the evenings over 24 months and begins in the Fall term.

Capital Advantage

Carleton University is located in Canada’s capital of Ottawa, which provides access to an unparalleled international network of industry, government departments, global enterprises, NGOs, embassies and high commissions. Ottawa is an established global technology centre with a strong entrepreneurial culture. It is one of the world’s top sites for research and development. It is home to more than 1,900 knowledge-based companies with over 75,000 employees. MoneySense magazine has named Ottawa as one of the best cities in Canada to live in.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Concepts
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Management Consulting
  • Professional Accounting Cases
  • Advanced Finance
  • Performance Management
  • Advanced Integration
  • Professional Accounting Cases

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold an Honours Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with a minimum overall average of B- (70%)
  • Demonstrate coverage of the CPA Competency Map at the ‘Entry’ level
  • Have a minimum grade of C- (60%) in each of the core prerequisite courses (courses that meet the entry-level requirements of the CPA Competency Map) with a minimum overall average of B+ (77%) in the prerequisite courses

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31117 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 31117 CAD per year during 16 months.
  • National

    11733 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11733 CAD per year during 16 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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