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Post-Graduate Certificate in Accounting




What will I learn?

Develop a solid accounting foundation and the professional skills required to succeed.

Start down the path to earning a valuable CPA designation in this supportive program taught by industry professionals. Establish the professional skills required to pursue your full career potential.

Why take our Accounting program?

Accounting professionals are an essential member for any organization, as they record, organize, and interpret a business’ vital financial information. The Post-Graduate Certificate in Accounting will qualify you for roles in accounting and finance, and help you get the necessary industry experience to excel in this rewarding career field.

If your goal is to become a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), we can help you. Our program will deepen your understanding of accounting while simultaneously sharpening your critical thinking, communication, and management skills.

What you will learn

Designed in consultation with senior industry executives, thought leaders, and prominent York University academics, the Certificate will equip you with relevant and in-demand knowledge. Your course content will be immediately applicable in the workplace. The program culminates with a unique final capstone course where you will apply your knowledge to real-world business challenges, so you can leverage this robust experience and knowledge to pursue your career ambitions with confidence.

Program Benefits

Our flexible accounting education is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of students. The entire program can be completed in just one academic year of full-time study, which is considerably quicker than comparable programs. You will also benefit from studying alongside a community of accounting students who are completing the program on the same schedule. The network of peers and instructors gained in this program will serve as a solid community of like-minded professionals to help you establish and advance your career.

Which department am I in?

School of Continuing Studies

Study options

Full Time (8 months)

Tuition fees
CAD$15,199.00 (US$ 11,336) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

4 May 2023, 7 September 2023


School of Continuing Studies

Atkinson Building 123,

4700 Keele Street,


Ontario (ON),

M3J 1P3, Canada

Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees
CAD$6,152.00 (US$ 4,588) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

23 January 2023, 18 September 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold, at a minimum, an Honours undergraduate degree or equivalent (typically a four-year full-time program) from a recognized post-secondary institution with at least a B (second class) standing in the final two years of full-time equivalent study. As approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Senate, individual graduate programs may have a minimum academic standing requirement greater than B (second class). Language Test Scores: a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper based) or 100 (internet based); a minimum IELTS score of 7.5 (Academic Module).

For international students

Applicants must have: minimum of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum of a 60% average (C) or a 3-year Canadian College Diploma with minimum ‘B’ or 70% average


IELTS (Academic only) - 6.0
TOEFL Paper - 550
TOEFL Computer - 213
TOEFL Internet: 79-80
TOEIC - 670 (Listening and Reading)290 (Speaking and Writing)
Cambridge ESOL: First (FCE) – Grade B (scale 173 – 175)First (FCE) – Grade C (scale 169 – 172)
YUELI AP Level - 7
DY Program (Destination York) - Successfully Completed
PTE - 58
Duolingo - 104


About York University

A leading international research university with a global perspective, York University is preparing a diverse community for long-term success.

  • Two campuses in Toronto with modern, specialized facilities
  • Vibrant, diverse international community of students
  • Excellent student support services
  • No.1 business school in Canada & top 10 in 11 subject areas

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