- What are the MAcc tuition fees?
- What are the application deadlines?
- What are the admission requirements?
- I have completed my degree; however, I am missing prerequisite courses, how can I complete them?
- What are the MAcc Language Requirements?
- I have completed my studies outside of Canada, how do I know if I am eligible to apply?
- Is work experience an admission requirement?
- What is the format required for my letters of reference?
- What is the program structure?
- How flexible are the courses offered in the Master of Accounting program?
- I see that the MAcc is accredited by CPA, what does that mean?
- I have completed one or more module(s) through CPA PEP, am I eligible for advanced standing?
- I am an International Trained Accountant, am I eligible to apply?
- Are there admission scholarships available?
- I have a question that is not answered here, who should I contact?
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The Sprott MAcc has two intakes per calendar year. The full-time intake has a summer start with classes beginning in May and the part-time intake has a fall start with classes beginning in September. Generally, the deadline to apply for the summer intake is January 31st and the deadline for the fall intake is May 31st. Applications will be accepted after these deadlines only if there is space remaining in the program.
Please visit our MAcc Admissions page for the most up to date application deadlines.
Master of Accounting applicants are expected to:
- Hold an Honours Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with a minimum overall average of B- (70-72%)
- Demonstrate coverage of the CPA Competency Map at the ‘Entry’ level
- Have a minimum grade of C- (60-62%) 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+ (77-79%) in the prerequisite courses
Please review our MAcc Prerequisite Forms which lists equivalent prerequisite courses from Canadian Post-Secondary Institutions.
If you have not completed all of the prerequisite courses during your undergraduate degree, you have a few different options:
Carleton offers a Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting which is a 2 year online program that covers the majority of the necessary prerequisite courses. If you have further questions on this program please contact PBDA@sprott.carleton.ca.
Alternatively, you may wish to complete one or more of these courses at Carleton as a Special Student. Find more information about becoming a special student on the Carleton Registrar website.
You can also complete the outstanding prerequisites through the CPA Preparatory Courses, or through another Canadian Post-Secondary Institution. Please review our MAcc Prerequisite Forms which lists equivalent prerequisite courses from various Canadian Post-Secondary Institutions.
The language of instruction at Carleton is English. For admission into Carleton’s 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.
If your first language is not English, you can prove your language proficiency by:
- presenting one of the official Language Proficiency (ESL) test score as defined in the table found here;
- showing that you have completed ESLA 1900 or ESLA 1905 at Carleton University with a final grade of B- or higher; or
- present official certification (transcripts) that you have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree within the past three years in a university in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom or any country in which the primary language is English, where the language of instruction in the relevant educational institution was English, and the language of instruction in their most recently completed undergraduate or graduate degree was English.
Please note that the MAcc program requires a number of courses to be completed in Canada in order to be eligible for the program. As these courses are likely to be completed in English, you may be exempt from providing proof of language proficiency.
If you completed all or a portion of the CPA prerequisite courses outside of Canada, you will be required to complete the following prerequisite courses at a Canadian post-secondary institution:
- Intermediate Financial Accounting I and II
- Advanced Financial Accounting
- Business Law
Note that all of the above courses with the exception of Business Law can be completed by registering in the Sprott Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting
Previous work experience is not required, but it is considered an asset.
As part of the online application process, you will be asked to give the name and contact information of your two references. They will then be sent an automated email with a standard form to complete. Please advise your referees that they can expect this email. We are unable to assess your application until we have received both references.
The MAcc program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.
- Full-time: 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. While the minimum internship requirement is four months, the majority of MAcc students secure eight-month positions from September – April.
- Part-time: The part-time stream is delivered in the evenings over six consecutive terms (24 months). This stream is designed for those who are working full-time. There are 18 (3 hour) evening classes in the Fall and Winter terms and 24 (3 hour) evening classes in the Summer term.
The MAcc program works in a cohort mode where students are expected to follow the schedule laid out by the program and complete all courses together from start to finish. In that respect, the MAcc program does not work like an undergraduate program and it is very difficult to adjust your schedule.
Upon successful completion of the MAcc program, students proceed directly to the CPA Common Final Examination, which is one of the final steps in becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Unfortunately we are unable to provide advanced standing in the MAcc as the courses are not mapped directly to the CPA PEP.
One of the MAcc program requirements is that a substantial number of prerequisite courses need to be taken at a Canadian Post-Secondary Institution. Due to this requirement, Internationally Trained Accountants cannot apply directly to the MAcc before having taken these prerequisite courses.
If you have already obtained a professional accounting designation from another country, you may qualify for getting the CPA designation in Canada without taking our Master’s program. To determine whether you qualify, please visit: https://www.cpaontario.ca/become-a-cpa/why-cpa/internationally-trained-accountants
Unfortunately there are no scholarships available for the program. However, the MAcc is OSAP eligible and if you are a student coming from Ontario, you may be eligible for loans or bursaries through the Ontario Student Assistance Program.
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