Admission requirements

Your academic and professional experience in accounting is the most important part of your application.

Admission to the MAcc program is extremely competitive, and we take all aspects of your application into consideration. Please note that a minimum average of 75% does not guarantee admission.

In addition to our minimum admission requirements, we also consider your personal qualities, such as leadership ability, communication skills, motivation, dedication, and commitment to community engagement. At Goodman, we encourage students to nurture and develop both sides of their brain by growing personally and academically.

Pre-admission assessment

We are happy to review your resume, transcript(s) showing all 51 credit hour courses, and IELTS/TOFEL (if applicable), before you apply to one of our programs.

A pre-admission assessment is the best way of assessing your eligibility for our Graduate programs. Together, we will identify your career and education goals and provide you advice and strategies on how to submit a strong application.

To request a free pre-admission assessment, create an account on Goodman’s Graduate Portal and click on ‘Pre-assessment’ in the left-hand navigation.

Admission requirements

  • Four year Goodman bachelor’s degree in Accounting (BAcc) or an approved four year bachelor’s degree completed in Accounting, in Canada, that fulfills the equivalent CPA Ontario 51 credit hour prerequisites (please note that the 51 credit hour prerequisites exceed the PEP entry requirements).
Subject AreaCredit-hours Required
Financial Accounting (Intro., Inter., Adv.)15
Cost and Management Accounting (Intro., Inter.)6
Advanced Accounting Elective (Integration/Case Study)3
Audit (Intro., Adv., EDP)9
Canadian Taxation (Personal, Corporate)6
Business Information Systems3
Finance/ Financial Management3
Economics (Micro., Macro.)3
Canadian Business Law3
Total51

*Please note that international degrees obtained outside of Canada will not qualify for admission into the MAcc program.
*Students who have completed their undergraduate degree at a Canadian institution other than Goodman are strongly encouraged to request a pre-assessment of eligibility on the Graduate Portal prior to applying.

  • Minimum 75 per cent academic average in the last two years of undergraduate degree
  • Minimum 75 per cent academic average in key accounting prerequisite courses (with no grade below 60)
  • Two academic references provided by Accounting Faculty members
  • Minimum English Language Proficiency score (if applicable): TOEFL: IBT 105 /Academic IELTS: 7.5
    • Do you need this? Please contact the Graduate Programs Office for an assessment.
    • Goodman may request an English Language score from any applicant whose first language is not English.
  • A personal interview with a designated faculty member may be required