University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies

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University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies

Faculty:College of Business and Economics
Field of Study:Accounting
Length:4 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,642

This estimate represents the tuition per semester.


Lang's Graduate Diploma in Accounting is a four-month program that will give you advanced standing in the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP). The CPA designation is Canada’s pre-eminent accounting and business credential. In order to obtain the CPA, you must complete the prerequisite education requirements, the CPA PEP, the Common Final Examination (CFE) and 30 months of qualifying practical experience. Through this diploma, you will cover the core modules and elective modules in Assurance and Taxation of the CPA PEP, which will allow you to proceed to the CPA Capstone Modules 1 and 2. Upon successful completion of these modules, you will be eligible to write the CFE.

Lang's accounting program is fully accredited by CPA Ontario.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70 to 100
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • A 4-year honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a 70% or higher overall average in the last two years of study;
  • 2 references, with an option for a third reference. Our preference is for academic references, but professional ones may be substituted if appropriate;
  • Completion of the CPA-required prerequisite courses at a post-secondary institution with an overall average of 75% or higher in the core courses prior to beginning the program. International applicants who have completed their accounting education outside of Canada should use this guide to compare their academic credentials and determine the grade equivalency needed. They will also need to demonstrate that they have completed the required CPA Preparatory Courses by submitting a CPA assessment. Instructions for transcript assessment can be found on the CPA website.
  • Proof of English proficiency is required for applicants whose first language is not English. Please note that test scores must be valid for the start of the program. Applicants who completed a post-secondary degree from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, or New Zealand may request that this requirement be waived. This request will be reviewed by the graduate selection committee, who may ask for an interview and/or supplementary documentation in their consideration.
  • * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * 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 November 10, 2022