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York University

12 months
37770 CAD/year
17924 CAD/year
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Accredited by CPA Ontario (Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario) and the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the Schulich Master of Accounting offered by York University is an academically rigorous and highly intensive full-time program designed to prepare students for a career in professional accountancy.

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Study with one of Canada’s best accounting faculties to master accounting functions and hone the ability to make effective decisions within legal, financial, regulatory and ethical frameworks. The Schulich MAcc is structured to prepare its graduates for the complex field of accounting while fast-tracking them through CPA Ontario’s Professional Education Program.

Successful graduates of the program will be prepared to sit for the CPA Common Final Examination (CFE). In addition to gaining in-depth knowledge of all sub-disciplines that constitute the broad field of accounting, they will have deepened their expertise in two of the program’s areas of specialized electives: tax, assurance and performance management.

Depending on your background and goals, the MAcc offers multiple pathways to success. Learn more about the MAcc’s Diploma programs below, or visit the Admissions page to identify the path for you.

Career Opportunities

The Schulich Master of Accounting program at York University will provide you with the critical thinking and business acumen required to make informed accounting decisions. Whether you pursue the CPA designation or a career in accounting, this intensive program will allow you to launch your career in the field of accounting.

Throughout the MAcc program you will also have access to the Career Development Centre (CDC). As Schulich’s in-house team of certified Career Coaches and Industry Advisors, the CDC offers  a wealth of innovative programs, resources and individualized coaching to help you launch your career. Meet alumni, recruiters and industry leaders at corporate information sessions and other CDC events and enjoy online access to the very best career tools available.

Recruiters value the technical and accounting skills MAcc graduate possess, paired with their knowledge of legal, regulatory and governance frameworks. Accountants are hired in various functions, such as financial accounting, management accounting, cost accounting, tax planning, estate planning and auditing.

Those pursuing the CPA designation could also work with the leading CPA firms, as well as controller type roles in all industries upon completion of the CPA designation.


Accredited by CPA Ontario (Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario) and the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Intermediate Financial Accounting 
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Auditing Standards & Applications
  • Introduction to Income Taxation
  • Multi-competency Case Analysis for Accountants

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  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An applicant’s previous academic background will determine at what point in the Master of Accounting they may enter, which will affect the amount of time it will take to complete the MAcc. 
  • Applicants with a non-Canadian or non-business degree must first complete the Diploma in Intermediate Accounting (DIAc), which is an eight-month graduate diploma to bring internationally educated and non-business students up to speed on accounting principles and tax practices for the MAcc.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37770 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18885 CAD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    17924 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8962 CAD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
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