Chartered Professional Accountancy (CPA) (GrDip)

Concordia University
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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

22 credits – Required Courses

ACCO 651 - Financial Reporting: Comprehensive Applications (4 credits)

Core II Module ACCO 653 - Information Systems and Internal Control (4 credits)

Capstone I Module

Capstone II Module

8 credits – Elective Courses

Students must choose two of the following four courses, depending on their interests and career aspirations. Students who plan to practice public accounting must take ACCO 654 and ACCO 655.

ACCO 654 - Assurance and Professional Practice (4 credits) ACCO 655 - Taxation and Decision Making (4 credits) ACCO 656 - Performance Management (4 credits) ACCO 657 - Financial Strategies and Decisions (4 credits)

Public Accountancy candidates must take:

ACCO 654 - Assurance and Professional Practice (4 credits) ACCO 655 - Taxation and Decision Making (4 credits)

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 Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.

Application process

February 1

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.

Late applications: Priority will be given to applications submitted on time. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.

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 are eligible for a number of donor awards, and may consult with their department for program-specific opportunities.

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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