This program is designed for students planning to pursue a professional accounting designation. It will enable students with any undergraduate degree to take the courses required to enter the professional accounting program of their choice at an advanced level. The Pathway to Professional Accounting Certificate consists of 45 credits (15 courses) and can be completed by taking courses in class and by distance delivery, either part-time or full-time.
Successful completion of the prescribed and elective courses as listed in the program outline with a minimum graduating grade average of 65%.
Higher course grades may be required by the professional accounting association for transfer credits to be granted.
Fifteen credits of Business or non-Business courses numbered 100 or higher*
The 15 credits of electives can be used to meet the prerequisite requirement to courses in this program or to fulfil further requirements for the selected professional accounting program. Students are strongly advised to meet with a Business Education Advisor as individual course sequence and selection of electives will vary depending on the courses taken as part of each student's undergraduate degree and the professional accounting designation chosen as a career goal.
*The five elective courses (15 credits) will be individually selected taking into consideration the courses completed as part of the undergraduate degree and the personal career goal of the individual students. Students may also require more than 45 credits (15 courses) to attain the highest level of exemptions possible with the CA, CGA and CMA professional accounting bodies.
This program is not currently offered
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