The main purpose of the Certificate in Accountancy is to help students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a field other than Accountancy to complete coursework that may qualify students for entry to the Graduate Diploma in Chartered Professional Accountancy program.
The Certificate in Accountancy is only open to Canadian citizens, landed immigrants and permanent residents of Canada who hold a completed Bachelor’s degree, in any subject other than Accountancy.
A stepping stone to the CPA Diploma at the Graduate level for students who have completed a BA in a field outside Accounting
United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.
We consider complete applications year round and give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines.
March 1 is the deadline to apply for fall term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by February 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.
Late applications will be considered if places are still available. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.
November 1 is the deadline to apply for winter term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by September 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.
Not all programs are available for winter term entry. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.
We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.
After your degree
The Certificate in Accountancy is often a first step towards a Chartered Professional Accountant designation. Within the Certificate in Accountancy students are able to complete missing prerequisites in order to qualify for John Molson School of Business’ Graduate Diploma in Chartered Professional Accountancy.