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Accounting (Graduate Diploma)

Faculty Faculty of Business and Information Technology
Location UOIT, North Oshawa
Start dates May
Length Approximately four months
Program load Full-time
Program format Course-based (four courses total)
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The Graduate Diploma in Accounting is a professional program accredited by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Ontario.

General information

The Graduate Diploma in Accounting is a professional program accredited by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Ontario. The program emphasizes integration, problem solving, decision making and other CPA-enabling competencies to prepare prospective CPAs for the completion of the Professional Education Program (PEP) and Common Final Examination (CFE), and for their careers. The hybrid learning model provides significant face-to-face time in small classes with highly qualified instructors.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Accounting, students will receive credit for the first four modules of CPA Canada’s PEP, including Core 1, Core 2 and all four elective modules (assurance, finance, performance management and tax) and be eligible to enter the PEP at the Capstone 1 module. Students will be able to write the CFE within 12 months of completing the Graduate Diploma in Accounting, saving time in achieving their CPAs.

The program is delivered in a hybrid format which includes a combination of self-study, online delivery and face-to-face sessions.

Admission requirements

  • Cumulative B+ average (GPA: 3.3 on a 4.3 scale or 77 to 79 per cent) or higher in courses required for admission to the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Professional Education Program (PEP).
  • Grade of C (60 per cent) or higher in courses required for admission to the CPA PEP.
  • UOIT students must successfully complete all courses specified for the UOIT Bachelor of Commerce Accounting Major. Graduates of other Canadian universities are encouraged to apply if they have completed a business degree with a concentration in accounting and substantially equivalent coverage as UOIT applicants to the program.
Required courses for admission:

BUSI 2150U Financial Accounting I
BUSI 2160U Financial Accounting II
BUSI 2170U Managerial Accounting
BUSI 3101U Intermediate Financial Accounting I
BUSI 3102U Intermediate Financial Accounting II
BUSI 3110U Introduction to Taxation
BUSI 3120U Advanced Taxation
BUSI 3160U Advanced Managerial Accounting
BUSI 3170U Auditing Standards and Applications
BUSI 3171U Advanced Auditing
BUSI 3172U Auditing Information Systems
BUSI 4101U Advanced Financial Accounting
BUSI 4110U Critical Thinking, Analysis and Decision Making in Accounting I
BUSI 1450U Statistics
BUSI 2401U Finance I
BUSI 2402U Finance II
BUSI 3040U Information Systems
BUSI 3705U Legal Environment of Business
BUSI 4701U Strategic Management I
ECON 2010U Microeconomics
ECON 2020U Macroeconomics

Required supporting documents:

Please see the checklist of required documents for a list of supporting documentation that must be submitted with your application.

Required test scores for English language proficiency:

See English language proficiency for the minimum required test scores for this program.

Application deadlines

Please see application deadlines for specific dates. Note that the application deadlines listed are for both the online application and all supporting documentation.

How to apply

Applications for admission to all graduate studies programs are submitted online. There are five steps you must go through to complete the application process. See application process and requirements for step-by-step instructions.

Program curriculum

  • Advanced Finance
  • Critical Thinking, Integration and Analysis
  • Performance Management
  • Professional Accounting

For program requirements, including required number of credits for completion, program maps and course descriptions, please see the Graduate Academic Calendar and Course Catalogue.


Applicants to professional or course-based programs are not normally considered for internal funding sources such as entrance scholarships, minimum funding packages, teaching assistantships, research assistantships or graduate research assistantships.

While external scholarships and awards for graduate students who fall under the above criteria are often limited, we encourage you to explore some of the external scholarship databases available for possible funding opportunities.


Tuition fees for graduate programs at UOIT are charged on a flat-fee or fee-per-credit basis and vary by program and student status.

For current, specific fees and details on flat-fee versus fee-per-credit programs, please see tuition and fees.


For more information:

Visit the program website

Contact the program:

Faculty of Business and Information Technology
905.721.8668 ext. 2830

Contact the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies:

905.721.8668 ext. 6209 

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