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Our Accounting major provides excellent preparation for an exciting career as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). Our program is accredited by CPA Ontario and if you complete all required courses, you will be eligible to enter the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP).

Accounting graduates who are eligible for CPA PEP can apply to our Graduate Diploma in Accounting, which allows you to complete the first four modules of the PEP during the summer following graduation. CPAs have a vast range of career opportunities in every industry and economic sector, including senior management positions. You will acquire the most up-to-date knowledge a CPA needs, including the skills and abilities required to pursue the CPA designation. 

  • Academic information
    Are you an Accounting student in the Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT), and are you planning for your courses? Take advantage of the support offered to you by your academic advisor. Your advisor will provide you with the help and support required to aid you in making informed decisions about your academic plan.

    Your advisor can provide you with program checklists and course schedules to assist you as you progress through your program. Designed to be used together, checklists and course schedules will help you select the courses required to progress towards the completion of your degree.

    Checklists and course schedules are distributed to you as a guide for course planning assistance. It is your responsibility to confirm current prerequisite and course requirements for your degree program.

    You are always advised to meet with your academic advisor regularly to ensure they are meeting graduation requirements.

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  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation

    To be eligible for admission to the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) students must meet the following minimum standards:

    • 60 per cent minimum in each core course.
    • 65 per cent average GPA in core courses.
    • 50 per cent minimum in each non-core course.

    Accounting major graduates have two options:

    1. Students who complete all 19 courses (see the list below) will be eligible to apply for the graduate diploma in Accounting. Students who successfully complete the diploma program will receive credit for four CPA PEP modules (Core 1, Core 2, and two electives (the diploma program will cover all four CPA PEP electives)) and enter CPA PEP at Capstone 1.
    2. Students who complete all 19 courses are eligible to enroll in the CPA PEP and complete the modules through CPA Canada.