About the Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy (Chartered Accountancy)
|Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy (Chartered Accountancy) (30 credits)|
The Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy program is under the academic supervision of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and is offered by the Desautels Faculty of Management.
The faculty is comprised of professionally active Chartered Accountants (CAs) with specific areas of expertise. Students benefit from a program of academic counselling, tutoring, and monitoring as they progress through a program in which they are exposed to the latest concepts and practice-related issues.
CAs play leadership roles in public practice, business, industry, government, and education.
Note: This program will not be offered as of Summer 2014.
Students completing a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution are required to obtain a minimum CGPA of 3.0 out of 4.0*, and successfully complete the nine qualifying courses listed below, or their equivalent:
* Admission to the program is very competitive and meeting the minimum requirement does not secure admission.
Graduates of programs other than Bachelor of Commerce or graduates with foreign degrees must complete the following courses through the School of Continuing Studies' Diploma in Accounting prior to admission to the Graduate Diploma program. Please note that obtaining the minimum requirements does not secure admission to the program.
For more information, the School of Continuing Studies can be contacted by telephone at 514-398-6161, or by email at info [dot] conted [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.
See Application Procedures for detailed application procedures.
A deferral of admission may be considered in exceptional cases upon evidence of extenuating circumstances for one year only. A written request should be submitted to the Director of the C.A. program. If approved, students wishing to defer their admission will be required to submit a confirmation deposit of CAD$500 to secure a place for the following year/term. This fee is non-refundable.
The program must be completed within three years of admission. Time limits will be adjusted accordingly for those students who are granted Advanced Standing or who transfer from one program to another. Students exceeding the time limits may request an extension, in writing, which may be granted under special circumstances with the approval of the Department. Where appropriate, a revised program of study may be recommended.
Membership in the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants entitles Chartered Accountants to practise the profession of Chartered Accountancy.
Admission is based upon meeting the following requirements as indicated in the Chartered Accountants Act (Bill 264):
Further information can be obtained from: