• Application Deadline
  • 8 months
    Duration

Overview

Develop a solid accounting foundation and the professional skills required to succeed.

Excelling in an accounting position requires much more than just technical knowledge. For example, many top employers believe that emotional intelligence, critical thinking, communication, and project management are equally important skills to have. Accounting professionals who master these key competencies routinely receive the best job offers and promotions throughout their careers.

Designed in consultation with senior industry executives, thought leaders, and prominent York University academics, the Certificate will equip you with relevant and in-demand knowledge and all course content will be immediately applicable to your current (or future) role.

Our flexible Accounting education is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of students. The entire program at York University School of Continuing Studies can be completed in just eight months which is considerably quicker than comparable certificates. You will also benefit from studying alongside a network of peers who are completing the program on the same schedule, with extra support for international students to excel.

The program culminates with a unique final capstone course where you will apply your knowledge to real-world business challenges.

Graduates of the Certificate in Accounting are prepared for a wealth of different career options within the industry. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals Of Financial Accounting: Understanding The Language Of Business
  • Introduction To Managerial Accounting
  • Micro- & Macro-economics
  • Statistical Methods In Business & Accounting
  • Legal Principles In Canadian Business
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Applied Capstone Course

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

To be admitted to the all full-time CPE Certificate Programs (Human Resources, Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Business Administration), applicants must have:

  • minimum of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum of a 60% average (C)
  • official transcripts (International students: please provide original English translated copy of University degree and transcripts.)
  • completed online application form
  • proof of language proficiency (international students only)

There is an application fee of $79 payable upon submission of your application. Applicants will be notified directly if additional information or documentation is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15199 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15199 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
  • National

    6599 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6599 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
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Living costs for Toronto

  • 1502 - 2570 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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