Schulich’s new Master of Accounting program offers gateway to business world

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York’s Schulich School of Business is launching an intensive, 12-month Master of Accounting program designed to give non-business university graduates a direct pathway toward a rewarding career in accounting.

Schulich’s Master of Accounting (MAcc) is geared toward students with a liberal arts or science honours degree who are now looking for credentials that will lead to a career in accounting, but is also open to students with an undergraduate degree in business.

“Business today requires accounting professionals with a broad perspective that cuts across a diverse range of industries,” says Dezsö J. Horváth, dean of the Schulich School of Business. “Schulich’s new Master of Accounting headshot of Dezsö J. Horváthprogram, with its focus on case-based learning, will provide graduates with the critical thinking and financial skills needed to succeed in this high-demand field.”

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Marcia Annisette, director of the Master of Accounting program and a professor of accounting, says Schulich’s fast-track MAcc degree is unique among Canadian graduate accounting programs.

“The new Schulich Master of Accounting is dedicated to the development of financial professionals with a multidisciplinary, global view that will position them to succeed in today’s complex business environment,” says Annisette.

The MAcc program allows students to choose between two program options: the CA Accredited stream, an accelerated route that leads to professional accounting certification, or the Management Accounting Information stream, for students interested in pursuing a management role.

Schulich’s Master of Accounting students will learn the full range of accounting functions, including managerial finance, complex financial reporting issues and auditing information systems. They will also gain advanced technical expertise and the ability to make decisions within legal, financial, regulatory and ethical frameworks.

The application deadline for the MAcc program is March 1, 2013. Classes will begin in May, 2013 for graduation in the spring of 2014.

For more information, visit the Master of Accounting program website.