Top 6 Reasons to Attend Desautels’ GCPA Program

Number 1

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Integrative Approach

Desautels’ GCPA program uses an integrative approach to learning across courses. Students quickly begin to understand the interrelationship between accounting, assurance and taxation issues.

Case-based learning is introduced in a Base Camp workshop before classes begin and then is used throughout the program.

Number 2

Presentation Skills

Analysis of strategic cases and presentation skills are developed from the outset so students will be well prepared for the integrative case and presentation in the Capstone 1 equivalent course.

Number 3


Desautels’ GCPA program and former CA program have produced consistently high pass rates in the Common Final Exam (CFE) and Uniform Final Exam (UFE) in Canada for the past several years, with several students earning recognition on the National Honour Roll.

Number 4

Student Satisfaction

When surveyed about their satisfaction with the GCPA program, 100% of students were either 'satisfied' or 'very satisfied'.

Number 5

Top Quality Instructors

The program uses a combination of full-time academic faculty and guest lecturers from practice to deliver the most current possible curriculum. All exams are graded by recent CFE or UFE writers,  who provide individual feedback and debriefs to students.

Number 5
Impressive Alumni

Graduates of the GCPA program benefit from belonging to a vibrant and extensive network of Desautels alumni, many of them leaders in their fields, who regularly check in with the Faculty and its current students.

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