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The Sprott Master of Accounting (MAcc)

Sprott’s Master of Accounting (MAcc) is a rigorous program that provides 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 one of the final steps in becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant.


PrintThe Sprott MAcc goes beyond the CPA professional requirements by providing students with all four competencies in the accounting field: assurance, tax, finance and performance management. This breadth of knowledge prepares graduates to work in a variety of professional roles.

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The Sprott MAcc capitalizes on the experience of accounting faculty within the Sprott School of Business who are experts on the competencies required by the accounting professional. In addition, MAcc candidates will have several of their cases graded by those who have professional marking experience.

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Full-Time Program Structure

The full-time stream is delivered over 16 months, including two summers of full-time study and a fall internship.

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Part-Time Program Structure

Part-time students with a minimum of two years of relevant work experience can complete the MAcc in two years.

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Information for International Students

If you have completed your studies outside of Canada, please refer to our International Applicants section.

Image of a young business man pressing start on a web video player.Master of Accounting Overview Presentation

Watch our video presentation for more information about the MAcc program.

Capital Advantage

Carleton University is located in Canada’s capital, 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 world’s top sites for research and development. It is home to more than 1,900 knowledge-based companies with over 75,000 employees.

Career Opportunities

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 both within and outside the accounting.

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