Carleton’s Master of Accounting (MAcc) is a rigorous program that will provide a gateway to a career as a professional accountant. Graduates will be exempt from the CPA Canada Professional Education Program (PEP) and will proceed directly to the CPA Canada Common Final Examination, which is the final step in becoming a chartered professional accountant.

The MAcc goes beyond the requirements of CPA Canada, providing you with all four competencies you need to work in this field: assurance, tax, finance, and performance management. You will also engage in applied research that is not undertaken in the CPA’s Professional Education Program.

Application Deadlines

Summer Term (Full-Time Stream Applicants Only)

This entry term is for full-time applicants only. Domestic applicants must submit their completed application by January 15 for guaranteed consideration in the full-time program. The final deadline is February 28.

The deadline for international applicants is December 1 of the year before the entry term. For example: The application deadline is December 1, 2015 for a May 2016 start.

Fall Term (Part-Time Stream Applicants Only)

This entry term is for part-time applicants only. Applicants for the part-time program must apply by August 1 for guaranteed consideration. The final deadline for part-time applicants is August 31.

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.


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.

Contact Info:

Graduate Supervisor: Jacques Maurice