Wilfrid Laurier University - Lazaridis School of Business and Economics

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Accounting (Graduate Diploma)

Wilfrid Laurier University - Lazaridis School of Business and Economics

Faculty:Lazaridis School of Business and Accounting
Field of Study:Accounting
Course Based:Yes
Length:12 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,749

Please refer to the following website for additional information on tuition.


Careers:Supervisors, Finance and Insurance Office WorkersBookkeepersPayroll and Benefits Administrators


The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics’ Graduate Diploma in Accounting builds upon your Laurier undergraduate accounting program and provides a structured and comprehensive path for those working toward the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

This 12-week program, offered every summer and fall, enhances your knowledge of the technical and enabling competencies required by CPAs (such as financial reporting, tax, auditing, professionalism and problem solving), and prepares you to complete the Common Final Examination (CFE). Upon completion of the program, you will enter the CPA’s Professional Education Program (PEP) at Capstone 1, thereby bypassing the first four modules of the PEP.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    If you are planning on pursuing a CPA designation and taking CPA Ontario's PEP program, you must ensure you have all the required courses to enter PEP at Capstone 1 (i.e. to bypass Core 1, Core 2 and electives). It is possible to have met requirements for a Laurier degree program without having met requirements for CPA Ontario's PEP program.
    Application Notes : Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Accounting is normally restricted to graduates of undergraduate programs in the Lazaridis School and requires, at a minimum: 1) An undergraduate degree (completed or in final stages of completion); 2) Completion of all prerequisites for courses in the graduate diploma (completed or in the final stages of copletion with a minimum grade of C- in each course); and 3) A minimum required average in business-related courses of B-.

    * 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 June 23, 2022