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.
The 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.
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.
The size of our program fosters close connections among Master of Accounting students. The MAcc Society enhances the student experience by facilitating social, networking and other non-academic events.
Full-Time Program Structure
Part-Time Program Structure
The part-time stream is delivered over 24 months and starts in the fall of every year.
Information for International Students
If you have completed your studies outside of Canada, please refer to our International Applicants section.
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.
MAcc graduates have direct access to the CPA Canada Common Final Examination. The required internship provides valuable professional experience, which may be credited towards CPA’s 30-month practical work experience requirement. Upon achieving the CPA designation, employment opportunities are extensive and wide-ranging.