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Gaining competencies to pursue a career as a chartered professional accountant.



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This is an exciting time for the accounting

profession as Canadas accounting professionals
(CAs, CGAs and CMAs) are coming together as
one strong, single profession under the banner
of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).

Carleton University is located in Canadas

capital of Ottawa, which provides access to an
unparalleled international network of industry,
government departments, global enterprises,
NGOs, embassies and high commissions. Ottawa
is an established global technology centre with
a strong entrepreneurial culture. It is one of the
worlds top sites for research and development.
It is home to more than 1,900 knowledge-based
companies with over 75,000 employees.
MoneySense magazine has named Ottawa
as one of the best cities in Canada to live in.

Carletons Sprott School of Business is leading

the way with a Master of Accounting (MAcc),
a rigorous program that will provide a gateway
to a career as a professional accountant.
Students graduating from the MAcc will be
exempt from the CPA Canada Professional
Education Program (PEP) and will proceed
directly to the CPA Canada Common Final
Examination, which is the final step in
becoming a chartered professional accountant.
Delivered over 16 months, including two
summers of full-time study plus a 4-month
internship placement, the MAcc goes beyond
the requirements of CPA Canada, providing
you with all four competencies you need to
work in this field: assurance, tax, finance, and
performance management. You will also engage
in applied research that is not undertaken in
the CPAs Professional Education Program.
The MAcc will use an interesting blend of
videos and classroom time to explore theoretical
components and apply theoretical knowledge to
real life case scenarios.
The program capitalizes on the expertise of
accounting faculty within the Sprott School of
Business who are experts on the competencies
required by the accounting professional.

The program is designed to provide students
with direct access to the CPA Canada Common
Final Examination. The required internship
provides valuable professional experience.
Upon achieving the CPA designation, employment
opportunities are extensive.

The Sprott School of Business is

accredited by AACSB International
which is the hallmark of excellence
in business education and has been
earned by less than five per cent
of the worlds business programs.




Applicants are expected:

For more information about our program,

please visit

For admission into Carletons graduate programs,

you will need to demonstrate that your knowledge
and use of English are strong enough for graduate
studies at an English-language university. For
a listing of our minimum English-language
requirements, please visit our website at:




to hold an Honours Bachelors degree or equivalent, with a minimum overall average of B

demonstrate coverage of the CPA Competency
Map at the Entry level
have a minimum grade of C- in each of the
prerequisite courses (courses that meet
the entry-level requirements of the CPA
Competency Map) with a minimum overall
average of B+ in the prerequisite courses

Specific program requirements can be found

in the Graduate Calendar online at:

Details about how to apply are available here:
You can access an online application at this
For guaranteed admission consideration,
applicants must submit their completed
application by March 1, 2015. Applications
received after that date but before April 30,
2015 may be considered if space permits.


Students will attain great depth

in accounting knowledge. We believe
the course content will provide the
students with the enabling and technical
competencies to successfully complete
their professional examination and become
Chartered Professional Accountants.

You need to provide the following documents:


Two letters of reference


A one-page Statement of Intent



A copy of transcripts from all post-secondary

institutions you have attended*

If applicable, a copy of your English-language

test results*

External Reviewers for Master of Accounting Program

November 26, 2014

Note: Official documents (transcripts, test scores)

will be required if you are accepted into our

Coordinator, Master of Accounting
Sprott School of Business
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON, K1S 5B6
Phone: 613-520-2388
Fax: 613-520-2532



Note: Prospective students are advised that

offers of admission to a new program may be
made only after the Ontario Universities Council
on Quality Assurance has approved the program.

This document is available in a variety of accessible formats

upon request. A request can be made on the Carleton University
website at: