Master of Accounting

Admission Information

In addition to meeting the CPA prerequisite courses, students will need to also satisfy graduate level entrance requirements at the University of Alberta. 

Entrance Requirements

In addition to meeting the prerequisite course requirements, MAcc applicants are required to meet and submit the following:

  • Undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • GPA of at least 3.0 over your most-recent 60-credits (typically your last two years of study)
  • Resume outlining all work, volunteer, and extra-curricular experience
  • One-page Statement of Interest
  • Two references (these can be academic, professional or extra-curricular)

The Bottom Line

The MAcc is a professional degree program. Total tuition for the program is approximately $36,000 plus non-instructional fees. Fees are assessed by term and will be spread out over the two years of the program.

CPA Preparatory Courses

All MAcc students are required to have completed the courses below.  The specific course names/numbers are different at each institution; CPA Alberta has a list of equivalent courses offered at Alberta post-secondary institutions.

Introductory Financial Accounting
Introductory Management Accounting
Intermediate Financial Reporting 1
Intermediate Financial Reporting 2
Advanced Financial Reporting
Corporate Finance
Audit and Assurance
Intermediate Management Accounting
Performance Management
Business Law
Information Technology