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Program Information

School:McMaster University
Faculty:Centre for Continuing Education
Degree:Diploma; Online; Distance; Advanced
Field of Study:Accounting and Finance
Description:- Open to individuals who have completed all five core courses offered under the Diploma in Accounting (or equivalent) + Business Law (BUS 436) or equivalent prior to beginning the diploma.


- Complete 7 specialist + 5 applied courses to qualify for the diploma


- Intended for students interested in writing CPA Canada's Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) exam


- Program is CPA Ontario Accredited

URL:Accounting and Finance at McMaster University
Careers:Supervisors, Finance and Insurance Office WorkersBookkeepers

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery

IELTS: 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 on each of the four components (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening); CAE: Grade B with a minimum of "Good" on each of the four components (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening); PTE: 60 overall with minimum score of 60 in Writing and Speaking; CAEL: 70 overall; MELAB: 85 overall with a minimum of 80 in each of the three required components; TOEFL (iBT): 86 overall with a minimum score of 20 on each of the four components (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening); COPE: 86 Overall with 32 in Writing and 22 in both Listening and Reading.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    To be admitted to the Accounting Program, applicants must: have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent; be a mature student as defined in the Undergraduate Calendar of McMaster University; or be deemed an exceptional case.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on May 24, 2019