The Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (GCPA Program) at McGill, an accredited Professional Education Program of CPA Canada, prepares students to write the National CPA Common Final Exams (CFE).
Students can choose from two versions of the program at McGill – a part‐time program offered by the School of Continuing Studies or a full‐time program offered by the Desautels Faculty of Management.
The program is intended to allow students to develop professional competencies that will be recognized nationally and internationally. It focuses on the acquisition and integration of in‐depth specialized knowledge the fields in which CPAs are likely to be engaged. More specifically, the objective of the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting is to develop the analytical skills, diagnostic capabilities and evaluation skills needed for the exercise of professional judgment necessary to solve practical problems related to the practice of public accounting.
Diploma in Accounting
The Diploma in Accounting is a 30 credit program which consists of (2 pre-requisites courses, 2 co-requisite courses,) 8 required courses and 2 complementary courses. The program provides a broad-based accounting education for university graduates which will help prepare them for admission to the CPA profession as well as for positions as an accountant in the industry.
Graduate Certificate in Accounting Practice
Deadline for admission to Graduate Certificate in Accounting Practice: Fall 2013.
The Graduate Certificate in Accounting Practice is a 15-credit graduate-level program, which is equivalent to the CGA's Short Graduate Program in Professional Practice (PPP). This program must be completed prior to obtaining the CGA license. It will prepare CGA candidates for the Issues in Professional Practice (PA1) and the Strategic Financial Management (PA2) exams.
The Graduate Certificate in Accounting Practice program will help you to develop a full range of professional qualities and skills that professional accountants need in today’s job market. This program is designed to foster your ability to analyze, integrate and synthesize information in a variety of fields, including professional ethics and integrity, accounting, assurance, finance, management and taxation.