Accountancy (Cert)

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Degree
Certificate (Cert)
Department
Faculty
Duration
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)


Courses


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.

Admission criteria

A Bachelor’s degree in any subject other than Accountancy.

  • 2.7 (B-) CGPA overall, 2.7 (B-) in math
  • Completed courses (or 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)

Application deadlines

We consider complete applications year round and give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines.


Fall term

FALL TERM

March 1* is the deadline to apply for fall term entry.

Late applications will be considered if places are still available. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.

Winter term

WINTER

November 1* is the deadline to apply for winter term entry.

Not all programs are available for winter term entry. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.

*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.


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.

Other programs of interest

Accountancy (BComm)
  • Major
  • Minor
  • Honours
  • Co-op
Accountancy (BComm)

Outstanding accountants keep businesses ahead of the curve: solving problems, building sound financial strategies and ensuring good fiscal health. If you’re a high achiever with an appetite for continuous learning, consider us.

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