Master of Accounting

York University Schulich School of Business

Program Description
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Master of Accounting

York University Schulich School of Business

Master of Accounting

Considering Schulich for your Master of Accounting? We invite you to experience Schulich first hand by visiting the campus, attending an event or simply starting a conversation with our admissions team.

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Obtain advanced education in all fields of professional accountancy practice.

The Schulich Master of Accounting (MAcc) is a 12-month, full-time degree that provides comprehensive study in accounting and can lead to professional accounting certification. The program is designed for students with a 4-year undergraduate degree and is especially attractive to non-business graduates (such as social sciences, science or other professional studies) who have limited working experience.

You can choose from one of two streams:

  • The CA Accredited stream allows you to move immediately into the ICAO Professional program upon graduation and write the CA uniform final examination (UFE) in September of the same year.
  • The Management Accounting Information stream provides a strong foundation and highly sought-after credentials for students interested in pursuing a management role in accounting.

Make lifelong connections.

Lead a club, participate on a sports team, attend a conference, join the Graduate Business Council or compete in case competitions. At Schulich you'll have numerous opportunities to make new friends and enrich your formal, in-class learning with extracurricular activities, both on and off campus.

Program Length and Curriculum

Program Length

This full-time only program is academically rigorous, requiring 51.00 credit hours over a twelve-month period commencing in May. The program is comprised of three regular terms plus a one-month intersession term. After completing the program, graduates will have acquired an in-depth understanding of all of the sub-disciplines that constitute the broad field of accounting.


  • Intensive and academically rigorous, the one year full-time Master of Accounting (MAcc) has been crafted to provide students without a background in business or accounting with the tools required to launch a successful career in accounting.
  • Two paths of study allow students to customize the program based on their career aspirations. Students may choose between the CA Accredited path, which will allow students to qualify for immediate entry into the ICAO Professional Program, or the Management Accounting stream, which will provide them with the fundamentals required for a career in management accounting.
  • Case-based learning is the cornerstone of the MAcc, with the case approach representing the primary mode of instruction. Students will hone their skills in case analysis with three courses (6.00 credit hours in total) specifically dedicated to developing their analytical and critical skills.
  • Ethical decision making is a key framework of the MAcc. Graduates will be well equipped to face an increasingly complex environment whereby accountants are being called upon to recognize the impact of their decision making within a stakeholder framework.

Admission Criteria

To be eligible for consideration, each applicant must meet the general admission criteria outlined below.

Each candidate is judged on their own merits with due consideration given to the criteria set out below. The strength of the application is also assessed on other considerations including leadership, communication skills, creativity and innovation and other factors that may contribute to future success in the accounting field.

Computer Skills

All applicants are expected to be computer proficient and have access to computing equipment that can interface with the Schulich network through a plug-in connection.

Academic Background

Undergraduate honours degree from a recognized university
Minimum B average in last two full years of study

Candidates who have studied at an accredited degree granting institution in India, Nepal, Pakistan or Bangladesh must present the academic requirement(s) listed in one of the categories below:

    a) Both a Bachelor's and Master's degree (First Class Standing);


    b) Bachelor of Engineering degree (First Class Standing)

One full set of official transcripts must be sent directly from each university attended to the Schulich School of Business.

GMAT or GRE Score

Acceptable scores on all GMAT or GRE measures. Test results over 5 years old will not be accepted

Relevant Work Experience

Preferred but not required


Two letters of reference – one of which must be from current or former professors

English Proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of English proficiency, with the exception of those who have studied for at least two years in a University where English is the language of instruction.

A minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based) or 250 (computer-based), 100 (iBT), IELTS 7.0 or YELT score of Band 1 or equivalent is required.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated August 28, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2016
12 months
Full time
Start date Sept. 2016
Canada Toronto, Ontario
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