Postgraduate Certificate Online


8 months
15199 CAD/full
6152 CAD/full
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The Accounting Postgrad. Cert. offered by York University School of Continuing Studies will deepen your understanding of accounting while simultaneously sharpening your critical thinking, communication, and management skills. Two delivery modes available: Online and Full-time!


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.

Course Details

Designed in consultation with senior industry executives, thought leaders, and prominent York University academics, the Accounting Postgrad. Cert. 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:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts (International students: please provide original English translated copy of University degree and transcripts.)
  • Online application form
  • Proof of language proficiency (international students only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15199 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15199 CAD for the full programme during 8 months.
  • National

    6152 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6152 CAD for the full programme during 8 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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