Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

This program is designed to encourage the development of critical thinking, analysis and communication skills and prepare students to write the CPA Common Final Exam (CFE). By facilitating personal growth and the ability to adapt and respond to a complex and changing environment, the program helps you acquire advanced knowledge in accounting and related aspects of business.

Currently accepting applications for:

Winter term (January) 2020

Upon successful graduation from the Goodman MAcc CPA pathway program:

  • You will have completed the CPA PEP program in 7 months of full-time study, instead of 2 years of part-time study.
  • You will have completed all four CPA elective modules (Assurance, Tax, Finance and Performance Management) and have exceeded the elective requirements of CPA Ontario.
  • You will have completed two integrated capstone modules designed to prepare you for the CFE.
  • You will proceed to write the Common Final Evaluation (CFE) in the September immediately following your graduate program.
  • You may have chosen to complete a four-month co-op work term which will count toward your CPA practical work experience requirement.

Goodman MAcc program at-a-glance

Full-time MAcc
Available entry pointsJanuary (Winter term) only
Study optionsOn-campus, full-time only
Duration of the programSeven months
PEP Elective modules coveredAssurance, Tax, Finance and Performance Management
Preparation for CFEProgram covers CPA PEP Capstone 1 and 2
Earliest point eligible for writing CFESeptember
Co-op available?Yes, optional four-month paid work experience
Deadline to applyThere is no deadline to apply. See below for more details.
Average time for review of completed applicationsTwo to three weeks

For more information, please see below.

CANDIDATE SELECTION

Due to the competitive nature of the Goodman MAcc program, the admission averages for successful MAcc applicants will vary from year to year. The averages listed below are the minimum required for admission consideration and do not guarantee admission.

Minimum requirementNotes:
Degree typeFour-year Goodman bachelor’s degree in accounting (BAcc)Students from outside of Goodman’s BAcc program may be considered if they have completed a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited Canadian institution, as well as all of CPA Canada’s courses to the end of PEP Core module 2. *Please note that international degrees/credentials obtained outside of Canada will not qualify for admission into the MAcc program.
GPAB / 75%GPA is calculated based on last two years of undergraduate study only.
Accounting GPAB / 75%Academic average in key accounting prerequisite courses (with no grade below 60%). Goodman BAcc students: Included are all ACTG courses + FNCE 2P91 and 3P93.
English Language Proficiency*Academic IELTS - 7.5 overallMinimum of 6.5 in each section is recommended.
orTOEFL iBT - 105 overallMinimum of 21 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. Minimum of 24 in Writing is recommended.
orPearson Test of English (Academic) - 72 overallMinimum of 59 in each section is recommended.
Work experienceNot required.

*If applicable. The Graduate Programs Office reserves the right to request English Language Proficiency scores from any applicant.

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR ELIGIBILITY FOR THE MACC?

Request a FREE pre-assessment.*

It can be an expensive risk to complete the application process for the MAcc, only to discover that you don’t qualify for admission. At Goodman, we don’t want you to waste your time or money. Send us a pre-assessment request through the Goodman Graduate Portal and we will conduct a free pre-assessment to let you know, not only if you are eligible for one of our programs, but if we think your application may be competitive enough for admission.

Brock students will need to provide their student ID number with their request and non-Brock students will need to upload their CPA assessment with their request.

*Please note that a pre-assessment does not guarantee admission to the university. Students must submit an official application for admissions consideration. 

There is no set deadline for applications, however, due to the competitive nature of the program, students are strongly encouraged to apply early. BAcc students will need to complete a minimum of 15 credits prior to applying for admission to the MAcc.

Please note that the MAcc program begins in January of each year only. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning in February, until the program is full. Offers of admission will be issued on a competitive basis.

STEPS TO APPLY

  1. Complete the online OUAC application.
  2. Upload the required documents to your my.brocku.ca account.
  3. Monitor your application status through your my.brocku.ca account.

SUMMARY OF APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

All applications and application documents for the MAcc program must be submitted electronically. Hard copy application documents will not be accepted.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE:

  • Online OUAC Application
  • Non Refundable Application Fee ($140 CAD)
    • The application fee can be paid by credit card or online banking. All application fees are received by OUAC, not by the Goodman School of Business at Brock University.
  • Required Documents
    • Within three business days of your application payment being processed you will be contacted via email by Brock University. The email will include instructions to activate your my.brocku.ca account and to upload your required application documents.
    • Please visit the document upload instructions and document types page for more information.
  • Scans of original transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
    • The scanned copy must be of your official transcript, not your student/self-serve copy. The transcript must also include the institution grading scale.
    • If you are a Brock student, your Brock transcript will be uploaded for you. If you transferred from another institution into the BAcc, or completed an exchange term, each institution must be declared on the application and the corresponding transcript must be uploaded.
    • Any documents that are not in English or French must be translated into English and notarized before they are accepted. Both the translated and the original version must be scanned and uploaded.
  • Two electronic reference reports
    • Both reference reports MUST be provided by business faculty members. Reference reports can only be submitted using the Brock University electronic reference system.
    • Your referees will be emailed automatically with instructions to complete the electronic reference report once your application has been received by Brock University. Please visit the referee FAQ webpage for more information.
  • Statement of interest
    • Your statement of interest should be one page (single or double spaced).
    • Your statement of interest should address the following: Why you are applying to the MAcc program specifically, why you are applying to Brock/Goodman specifically, and why you would be an ideal MAcc candidate.
  • Resumé
  • Graduate Studies Internal Scholarship/Award Application
    • Completion of this form will ensure that you are considered for any awards/scholarships for which you may be eligible.
    • Ensure that you have pop-ups enabled in your web browser, then use the “Go To Form” button next to the “Graduate Student Internal Entrance Scholarship/Award Application” document on your portal account, to complete the required form (you must have pop-ups enabled for the form to open).
  • Scan of official IELTS, TOEFL or PTE score (if applicable)
    • Do you need this? Please contact the Graduate Programs Office for an assessment.
    • Please note that the Goodman School of Business may request an English language score from any applicant.
    • Please have IELTS/TOEFL scores sent electronically to Brock University – Goodman School of Business in addition to uploading a scan of your official score report to your my.brocku.ca account.
  • A personal interview may be required.

If you are offered admission to our program and you are not already a Brock student, you will be required to send in official transcripts and official proof of degree completion. International students will also be required to provide proof of immigration status. Please visit the document types page for further details. Once submitted, all documents become the property of Brock University and will not be returned.

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR APPLICATION?

TUITION 2019-2020

MAcc tuition is charged on a per course basis. Each 5PXX course is equal to one half (.5) credit. Tuition and student fees are due at the beginning of each semester.

  • Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents: $1,003.42 per half credit course
  • International Students: $2,637.18 per half credit course

We have broken down the costs for you as a new MAcc student based on the following charts (estimates are based on 2019-2020 fees and may be subject to change).

TOTAL TUITION AND RELATED FEES (FULL-TIME, WITH CO-OP)

This chart reflects approximately how much you will be paying to attend the Goodman MAcc program as a full-time student with co-op.

Canadian Citizens and Permanent ResidentsInternational Students
Tuition for 10 courses$10,035$26,375
Total student fees and bus pass$480$480
Total UHIP health coverageNot applicable$1,250
Total international recovery feeNot applicable$1,500
Total health and dental plan$950$950
Total co-op term fees (optional - Spring term)$1,550 + $160 ancillary fees for 4 month co-op term$1,550 + $160 ancillary fees for 4 month co-op term
Total estimated costs of the MAcc program$13,175$32,265

TOTAL TUITION AND RELATED FEES (FULL-TIME, WITHOUT CO-OP)

This chart reflects approximately how much you will be paying to attend the Goodman MAcc program as a full-time student without co-op.

Canadian Citizens and Permanent ResidentsInternational Students
Tuition for 10 courses$10,035$26,375
Total student fees and bus pass$480$480
Total UHIP health coverageNot applicable$625
Total international recovery feeNot applicable$750
Total health and dental plan$475$475
Total estimated costs of the MAcc program$10,990$28,705

For a full breakdown of tuition fees, please visit the Financial & Administrative Services website. In case of any minor differences, your tuition charged on your my.brocku.ca account will be considered correct.

LIVING EXPENSES AND BOOKS

Living expenses and books are extra. We recommend that you budget approximately $15,000-$20,000 per year for living expenses and books, depending on your lifestyle.

Financial aid is limited, as we prefer to keep overall tuition costs affordable.

All applicants are automatically considered for any available scholarships at the time of their application.

GOODMAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Goodman Scholarship Program is exclusive to the Goodman School of Business. Exceptional incoming students can earn a prestigious scholarship worth $3,000. Students must demonstrate at least two of the following:

  • Leadership in university and community life or evidence of entrepreneurial talent
  • Exceptionally high academic grades
  • Financial need

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS
Students may also apply for Research Assistant (RA), Teaching Assistant (TA), part-time instructor or marker/grader positions.

Each year, the Goodman School of Business provides over $250,000 of support to its graduate students. Scholarships and awards are subject to change based on available funding each year.

The integrated and innovative coursework in the MAcc ensures that you receive an unparalleled accounting education. Throughout the program, critical thinking, analysis and communication skills are developed through the use of case study analysis, student discussion, presentations and research papers.

MACC WITH CPA PATHWAY
Goodman’s MAcc CPA Pathway will allow you to complete all of the required courses and modules for the CPA designation. Upon graduation from the MAcc CPA Pathway, graduates will proceed directly to the CFE.

In the first term of the MAcc, you will take four courses that map to all of the CPA electives (Assurance, Finance, Tax & Performance Management). In the second term of the MAcc, you will be required to complete two program specific graduate accounting courses and two CPA Capstone courses (Integration and Team Management & Integration and Analysis) which focus on CFE examination preparation.

The MAcc CPA pathway program will be completed over seven months (January to July).

Co-op is paid work experience that you can add to your resume upon graduation from our MAcc program. All full-time students who are at Goodman for at least two semesters of study and that maintain an average of 75% are eligible for our co-op program. Students enrolled in the co-op program attend workshops, seminars and speaker series that are designed to help them discover the opportunities and industries that await them during their co-op work placement and post-MAcc.

Most co-op placements are four months in length; however, co-op placements can be extended to eight or 12 months. International and domestic students are eligible for co-op.

There are no separate application requirements for the co-op program. There is an average requirement to stay in the co-op program.

You need to be career ready when you finish your MAcc. At Goodman, we have a team of career experts, ready to help you land the career of your dreams.

SERVICES OFFERED TO STUDENTS

  • Comprehensive resumé and cover letter review
  • LinkedIn profile review
  • Industry-specific mock interviews
  • Career consulting and coaching
  • Employer information sessions
  • Innovative networking events
  • Designation specific sessions

AFTER GRADUATION
Goodman alumni have access to CareerZone indefinitely upon graduation and exclusive opportunities will also be shared with alumni in the Goodman Alumni Network on LinkedIn. Other services such as employment documents review, career consulting and mock interviews will be available for one year after graduation.

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTANCY (GDAC)

Students who have secured full-time employment for the Spring/Summer term and who wish to complete the four CPA electives in the winter, can apply for our Graduate Diploma in Accountancy (GDAC). In the Diploma program, you will take four courses that map to all of the CPA electives (Assurance, Finance, Tax, and  Performance Management).

The GDAC will be completed on a full-time basis over one four month term (January – April). You will not be eligible to write the CFE upon completion of the GDAC, as you will still need to complete Capstone 1 and 2 from the CPA PEP program.

Students who achieve a final overall average of 75% in the Graduate Diploma in Accountancy program may transfer directly to the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) with the approval of the Goodman Graduate Programs Office.

Those students who opt to transfer to the MAcc will not receive or will relinquish the Graduate Diploma in Accountancy and instead may use the credits earned in the Diploma to fulfill half of the MAcc degree requirements.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The admission requirements for the GDAC are the same as the MAcc. Due to the competitive nature of the Goodman Diploma in Accounting (GDAC) program, the admission averages for successful GDAC applicants will vary from year-to-year. The averages listed are the minimum required for admission consideration and do not guarantee admission.

FEES

Tuition 2019-2020
Tuition is charged on a per course basis. Each 5PXX course is equal to one half (.5) credit.

  • Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents: $1,003.42 per half credit course
  • International Students: $2,511.60 per half credit course

This chart reflects how much you will be paying to attend the Goodman Diploma in Accountancy.

Canadian Citizens and Permanent ResidentsInternational Students
Tuition for 5 Courses$5,020$12,560
International Recovery FeeNot applicable$750
Student Fees and Bus Pass$420$420
UHIP Health CoverageNot applicable$630
Health and Dental Plan$475$475
Total Estimated Costs$5,915$14,835

For a full breakdown of tuition fees, please visit Student Accounts and Financial Aid. In case of any minor differences, your tuition charged on your my.brocku.ca account will be considered correct.

HOW TO APPLY

Application instructions for the GDAC are the same as the MAcc.