Graduating students invited to info session about Schulich’s Master of Accounting program

York graduating students from all disciplines are invited to a Master of Accounting Information Session on Tuesday, Feb. 12, to find out how the 12-month program can offer them a direct path to a rewarding career in the world of business.

The information session will be held from 6 to 8pm in W132 at the Schulich School of Business. Schulich faculty, representatives from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and graduates of Schulich will be on hand to explain SchulichMACProgm2the benefits of this new MAcc degree that is academically rigorous and highly intensive.

“The 12-month Master of Accounting 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,” said accounting Professor Marcia Annisette, director of the Master of Accounting program.

Schulich’s fast-track MAcc degree is unique among Canadian graduate accounting programs and requires minimal work experience. The global financial crisis has illuminated the need for more highly engaged, critically and civic-minded citizens in professional practice, said Annisette.

“Today, more than ever before, the widest variety of perspectives is needed when making business and financial decisions. There is an urgent need for a more socially, civically, and ethically minded professional within Canada’s financial services community,” said Annisette. “The Schulich Master of Accounting develops practitioners with non-business academic backgrounds to meet this demand. Graduates will be highly valued in the workplace for their ability to bring more culturally, ethically and environmentally informed frameworks into business settings.”

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 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.

“Business today requires accounting professionals with a broad perspective that cuts across a diverse range of industries,” said Dezsö J. Horváth, dean of the Schulich School of Business at York University. “Schulich’s new Master of Accounting program, 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.”

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

For more information or to set up an appointment with a member from Schulich’s admissions team, e-mail