University of Alberta

24 months
10500 CAD/year
5575 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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.


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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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