Chartered Professional Accountancy (CPA) (GrDip)

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Graduate Diploma (GrDip)
Program type
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
2 years
30 credits
Start term
Fall, Winter, Summer

Program overview

Taught by dedicated instructors with years of audit, consulting and accounting experience, the CPA program is built on a tradition of excellence and designed to meet the needs of the next generation of accounting professionals. Students can complete the program part-time in the evening over a period of up-to two years or fast-track their CPA by studying full time with our Accelerated Program, where one can complete the program in as quickly as 8 months. The John Molson CPA has a long and proud tradition of excellence in graduate accounting education, and posts remarkable first-time writer pass rates for the Common Final Examination (CFE).

Program structure

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree. Students holding an undergraduate degree with a major in Accountancy, with high academic standing (minimum GPA of 3.00 on a scale of 4.30, or the equivalent, and demonstrated overall proficiency in specific courses) will normally have satisfied the prerequisite requirements.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Application process

Application deadlines



June 1



October 1



February 1

Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.

International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.

Tuition & funding

Tuition fees

The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through five (5) easy steps.

Awards and funding

Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. Course-based students may be eligible for a number of donor awards, and may consult with their department for program-specific opportunities.

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