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Accounting, MAcc

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #101 (ARWU) Edmonton, Canada
The Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree at the University of Alberta is designed for individuals wanting to pursue the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. 


What to Expect

While the technical material will be delivered primarily in a lecture format, the majority of the learning will be through application of knowledge and in-class discussion. Team-based learning will be encouraged in most courses. Classes are kept small, with ~30 students admitted each year, allowing you to work closely and build strong relationships with your classmates.  Case studies will be used extensively and guest speakers will be brought in to enhance the learning experience. 

The Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree at the University of Alberta covers all the material of the Professional Education Program as well as supporting courses in Strategy, Negotiations, and Project Management. These courses help round out your overall knowledge base and are areas identified by employers as key skills. This gives you an advantage and helps you stand out amongst your peers.  Since the MAcc program is completely accredited by CPA, students are eligible to write the Common Final Exam (CFE) immediately following the completion of the MAcc program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Case Studies in Accounting
  • Finance for MAcc
  • Performance Management
  • Valuation
  • Manager as Strategist
  • Project Management
  • Advanced Auditing
  • Strategic Tax Planning
  • Bargaining and Negotiations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      Summertime classes only.

  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Entrance Requirements

MAcc applicants are required to meet and submit the following as part of their application:

  • Undergraduate Degree and GPA
  • Prerequisite Course Form
  • Resume
  • Statement of Interest
  • References

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5575 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5575 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Edmonton

  • 1201 - 2000 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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