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Program Summary

The MFAc degree will provide a value-added educational experience through seeking solutions to some of the toughest and most pressing challenges in the field such as the aftermath of the global financial crisis, climate change, cyber security and corruption.

The MFAc is the only program in Canada to offer a specialized focus in financial accountability and consists of four dynamic and interrelated conceptual cornerstones: (1) Corporate Ethics; (2) Regulative Standards and Legislative Requirements; (3) Effective Information Systems; and (4) Transparency in Reporting (the program’s ultimate goal). The cornerstones are well reflected in core courses and optional courses to be taught by nationally and/or internationally recognized faculty members and industry experts.

The program is also distinguished by its orientation towards accredited and experienced practicing professionals who are encountering an increased demand for specialized skills and knowledge unique to the area of governance and accountability.

Note: The MFAc Program accepts applications for Fall, Winter and Summer admission.

Within the MFAc there is the possibility of a Practicum – a unpaid or paid internship - which fulfils the requirements of an elective. The Practicum comprises our practicum course (FACC 6850 – Financial Accountability Practicum) which is a double credit and also includes full or part time employment. If you wish to take this MFAc with Practicum program then you should indicate this at the time you apply. Your application for the MFAc with Practicum will be considered at the same time as your MFAc application. For those accepted into the MFAc with Practicum, a co-op work permit is required and can be most efficiently applied for at the same time as your study permit (see https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/work/intern.html). If you wish to request admission into the MFAc with Practicum program later, you can still apply after you arrive in Canada.

Program Description


Application Deadline(s)
Note: The MFAc Program accepts applications for Fall, Winter and Summer admission. Please check the website.
Program Components (including coursework)
  • Course work only OR
  • Major research paper
Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 4 term(s)
  • Part-time - 8 term(s)
  • Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time OR part-time program
    • Winter Entry - available as a full-time OR part-time program
    • Summer Entry - available as a full-time OR part-time program
    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.

    Number of Recommendations Required
    Other Requirement(s)
    • Official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions*
    • Resumé or CV
    • Statement of interest
    • 3 letters of reference
    • Supplementary application form
    • Students interested in MRP option must provide a statement of research
    • A Skype interview will be a requirement as part of the application process unless waived by the school

    *Program may also request proof of completion of professional designation (i.e. CMA, CGA, CA, CPA)

    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

    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)577
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)90-91
    IELTS (Academic Module)7
    YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Pass
    YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate 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