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Accountancy (Cert)

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Certificate (Cert)
1 year
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
Start term
Fall, Winter

Why study the Certificate in Accountancy?

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.

Program highlights

  • A stepping stone to the CPA Diploma at the Graduate level for students who have completed a BA in a field outside Accounting

Program structure

Program options

  • Certificate in Accountancy (30 credits)


Admission criteria

Applicants must have a minimum 2.70 (B-) Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) and a minimum of a 2.70 (B-) average in the mathematics prerequisites.

All applicants must have completed the following prerequisite courses, or their equivalents:

  • MATH 208 (Linear Algebra)
  • MATH 209 (Calculus 1)
  • ECON 201 (Microeconomics)
  • ECON 203 (Macroeconomics)
  • BTM 200 (Fundamentals of Information Technology)
  • COMM 217 (Financial Accounting)
  • COMM 305 (Managerial Accounting)

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.

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If you’re interested in business and management, but want the freedom to take more courses outside the John Molson School of Business, consider the Bachelor of Administration.


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