About Program Degrees Offered and Application Requirements

Accredited by CPA Ontario (Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario) and the global Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Schulich Master of Accounting is an academically rigorous and highly intensive full-time program designed to prepare students for a career in professional accountancy.

Study with one of Canada’s best accounting faculties to master accounting functions and hone the ability to make decisions within legal, financial, regulatory and ethical frameworks. With its focus on case based integrated learning, the Schulich MAcc is structured to prepare its graduates for the complex field of accounting, while fast-tracking them through CPA Ontario’s Professional Education Program.

The Schulich MAcc offers three distinct entry points depending on your academic background, aligning you for success in the complex field of accounting.

The Diploma in Intermediate Accounting  (DIAc) provides non-business graduates as well as individuals that have graduated from non-Canadian institutions with the pre-requisites required to stream seamlessly into the MAcc. Students who begin in the DIAc begin their studies in the summer term. Business graduates from CPA Accredited programs and Canadian business degrees commence the MAcc in the fall. Schulich i/BBA graduates from the CPA stream may start the MAcc in summer.

Successful graduates of the program possess in-depth knowledge in all sub-disciplines that constitute the broad field of accounting and will have also deepened their expertise in two of the program’s areas of specialized electives: tax, assurance, performance management or finance.


Program Description

Program Components (including coursework)
  • Course work
Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 3 term(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time program
    • Summer Entry - available as a full-time program
    Application Deadline(s)
    December 1, 2017 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only (Round 1))
    February 1, 2018 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only (Round 2))
    April 30, 2018 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    December 1, 2017 (International Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)577
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)90-91
    IELTS (Academic Module)7
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 4
    YUELILevel 6 with Honours
    MELABOverall score of 82, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 65, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC1
    Minimum CAE ScoreC
    Number of Recommendations Required
    What You Need to Apply

    (Accessed through MyFile; forms will be available within 48 hours after you submit your application.)

    Other Requirement(s)

    Statement of Interest Resumé/CV Sample of written work

    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    P.O. Box GA2300
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3


    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3