As a standalone professional qualification, a CPA shapes students in Canada into accounting professionals who work across areas such as financial accounting, finances and taxation, and assurance.
Students who gain a Graduate Diploma in Chartered Professional Accountancy from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business in Montreal can then opt to take MBA courses through the school’s CPA-to-MBA pathway.
With transferred credits from the CPA, John Molson CPA grads can fast-track their MBA degree, taking a mix of core courses in areas other than accounting and electives. Students can choose whether to study the CPA-to-MBA pathway on a part-time or full-time basis.
“The pathway particularly suits CPA graduates who are inspired to fast-track and pursue careers outside of their traditional professional accounting experiences,” says Li Yao (pictured), MBA program director at John Molson.
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