Sprott’s Master of Accounting (MAcc) is a rigorous program that provides a gateway to a career as a professional accountant. Students graduating from the MAcc will be exempt from the CPA Canada Professional Education Program (PEP) and will proceed directly to the CPA Canada Common Final Examination, which is one of the final steps in becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant.

The MAcc goes beyond the CPA professional requirements by providing students with all four competencies in the accounting field: assurance, tax, finance and performance management. This breadth of knowledge prepares graduates to work in a variety of professional roles. This fairly new program at Carleton graduated its first cohort in November, 2016. Read the story.

Capital Advantage

Carleton University is located in Canada’s capital of Ottawa, which provides access to an unparalleled international network of industry, government departments, global enterprises, NGOs, embassies and high commissions. Ottawa is an established global technology centre with a strong entrepreneurial culture. It is one of the world’s top sites for research and development. It is home to more than 1,900 knowledge-based companies with over 75,000 employees. MoneySense magazine has named Ottawa as one of the best cities in Canada to live in.


The MAcc has very specific prerequisite courses which must meet the entry-level requirements of the CPA Competency Map. For more information, please review their website.

The Sprott School of Business also offers a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting.

Application Deadlines

  • January 15 for domestic students considering the full-time stream (Summer term admission)
  • December 1 for international students considering the full-time stream (Summer term admission)
  • May 15 for students considering the part-time stram (Fall term admission)


TAACSB Sealhe Sprott School of Business is accredited by AACSB International – the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctorate degrees in business and accounting.  AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five per cent of the world’s business programs.

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