Master of Accounting

Sprott’s Master of Accounting (MAcc) is a 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.

Program Features

CPA PEP Sprott MAcc
CPA Core 1 & 2
CPA Elective 1 & 2
CPA Elective 3 & 4
CPA Capstone 1 & 2
Professional Accounting Cases 1 & 2
Strategy for Professional Accountants
Data Analytics for Professional Accountants
Direct Access to CPA CFE
Master’s Degree

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 accounting faculty within the Sprott School of Business are experts on the competencies required by the accounting profession. 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

The full-time stream is delivered over two consecutive summers of full-time study and includes an internship in the Fall term following the first summer of study.


Part-Time Program Structure

The part-time stream is delivered in the evenings over 24 months and begins in the Fall term.


Information for International Students

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

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View of Ottawa downtown along the Rideau Canal.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.

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