18 months
39658 CAD/year
17968 CAD/year
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Accredited by CPA Ontario (Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario), the Schulich Master of Accounting from 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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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 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 Accounting programme from York University , you will also have access to the Centre for Career Design (CCD). As Schulich’s in-house team of certified Career Coaches and Industry Advisors, the CCD 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 CCD 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.


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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students with a four year non-Canadian degree interested in the Master of Accounting program must first complete the Diploma in Intermediate Accounting (DIAc). The DIAc is an 8-month graduate diploma to bring internationally educated students up to speed on Canadian accounting and tax practices for the MAcc.
  • This program is 8 months in duration beginning in the summer term (May each year). If you complete the DIAc with a B average and no grade lower than C, you would be eligible to continue on to the Master of Accounting program, entering at Term 2. This would be a seamless transition. Completion of the MAcc would require a further 8 months of study at the end of which, you would be eligible to write the CFE.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39658 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19829 CAD per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    17968 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8984 CAD per semester during 18 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

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



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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