Master of Professional Accounting (International Student Pathway)

This program is an innovative answer to both your demands as an international student for a program that provides you with North American accounting knowledge and the demands of a business world that needs accountants who can think critically, communicate effectively and respond to challenges that arise from around the globe.

The Goodman MPAcc (ISP) program

Your success as an MPAcc grad is due to our focus on a strong integrative approach to accounting and a curriculum that smoothly transitions you from international accounting to North American concepts.

The adaptation process begins the moment you arrive on campus. Through our Business English and Skills Transition (BEST) Program we make sure that you get a four-week customized course in business reading, writing, listening and speaking. But we also ensure that you adapt socially. In between classes, we’ve scheduled a full four weeks of activities and trips. You’ll visit Niagara Falls and Toronto, explore St. Catharines and settle into your new life. You’ll know your classmates, the Niagara region and feel comfortable and ready to begin your coursework.

MPAcc (ISP) curriculum

We build on your previous international accounting education with an MPAcc curriculum that is specially designed to give you an integrative approach to North American accounting principles. The cohort program includes an intensive English Language and Skills Transition study program and three academic terms. Each semester builds upon your new skills and knowledge. All of your coursework is taken in classes exclusively composed of your fellow international students.

Industry Involvement With Co-op

Our MPAcc program includes an optional paid co-op term where you will gain valuable skills, link theory to practice and make important industry connections.

Additional program information

Tuition 2018-2019

MPAcc Program Fee: $36,610 CDN

Full-time students take 13 months to complete the program without co-op.

All students are charged the same program fee.

Total PROGRAM Cost

This chart reflects the estimated costs of being an MPAcc candidate.

International Students, Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents
Total Tuition Fees $36,610
Ancillary Fees
(Student Fees, Health and Dental Plan and 8 month Bus Pass)
UHIP Health Coverage$612
Co-op Administrative fee
$1,550 for 4 month co-op term
(Subject to change)
Business English and Skills Transition (BEST) Program$975
Total Estimated Costs (Based on 2017 rate, subject to change)$40,639.89

For a full breakdown of tuition fees, please visit the Financial & Administrative Services webpage. Always verify your tuition charges on your financial history on

Tuition Payment Schedule

Ancillary fees, as set by the University, are due mid-September of each year.

Tuition Fee SchedulePayment AmountDue Date
Tuition fee$36,610
Non-refundable deposit$2,500See offer letter.
Instalment #1 + Business English and Skills Transition (BEST) Program$9,710 +$975Aug. 15, 2018
Instalment #2$12,200Dec. 31, 2018
Instalment #3$12,200April 30, 2018

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

We currently do not have any financial aid available to incoming MPAcc students. A limited number of in-course scholarships are available to enrolled students.

Students may also apply for RA, TA and marker/grader positions. Each year, the Goodman School of Business provides over $250,000 of support to its graduate students.

The MPAcc is not eligible for OSAP funding. For more information, contact the Student Accounts and Financial Aid Office.

This is a unique program that provides an excellent transition from international accounting systems to North American theory and practice. It’s comprehensive and exciting, but also challenging and demanding. Our students are selected based on three criteria: strength in accounting, commitment to an understanding of global business and a dedication to leadership and community understanding.

Pre-admission assessment

If you are a direct applicant, we are happy to review your resume, transcript(s) and IELTS/TOFEL, before you apply to one of our programs.

A pre-admission assessment is the best way of assessing your eligibility for our Graduate and Certificate 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 bachelor’s degree in accounting (Canadian equivalent) from an accredited university
  • B/75 percent academic average in last two years of study (Canadian equivalent)
  • Minimum English Language Proficiency score: Please be advised that the MPAcc program does NOT accept English Language Waivers.
    • TOEFL: IBT 88, with minimum 21 on Speaking and 21 on Writing
    • IELTS (Academic): 6.5 (no section under 6.0)
    • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 (No other subtest below 60)
    • OR successful completion of the following language programs.
      • Brock’s Intensive English Language Program (IELP) Level 5.
      • ESC (Language School Pathway) completion of the UCTP.
      • ILAC (Language School Pathway) completion of University Pathway level III (12 weeks)
      • ILSC (Language School Pathway) completion of Level A2.
    • Work experience is preferred but not required.

You can begin the MPAcc (ISP) program only in August of each year.

Application Deadline: March 1. Any applications received after this date will be reviewed if space permits, if program is full they will be looked at for the next August intake.

General guidelines are as follows: International applicants are recommended to apply at least 4 months before the start of their desired entry point to allow for visa processing time.

Application review can take up to 1 month from when we receive a completed application. Admission decisions will be posted to your account as well as emailed to you.

  1. Complete the online OUAC application.
  2. Upload required documents to your account.
  3. Monitor your application status through your account.
  4. You can also refer to the FAQ’s page for answers to the most common questions about applying

We’re here to help. Contact one of our staff members regarding the application process and we’ll guide you through all the options available to you.

Summary of Application Documents

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

 All applications must include:

  • Online OUAC Application
  • Non Refundable Application Fee ($130 Canadian)
    • The application fee can be paid by credit card or online banking. All application fees are received by OUAC, not by Goodman or Brock University.
  • Required Documents
    • Within three business days of your application payment being processed you will be contacted by email by Brock University. The email will include instructions to activate your 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.
    • 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.
    • If you are a Brock student, your Brock transcript will be uploaded for you.
  • Two electronic reference reports
    • Reference reports can be academic and/or professional.
    • 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.
  • Statement of interest
    • Your statement of interest should be one page, single or double spaced.
  • Resumé
  • Graduate Studies Internal Scholarship/Award Application
    • Completion of this form will ensure that you are considered for any awards/scholarships you may be eligible for
  • Scan of official TOEFL, IELTS or other accepted score.
  • An interview will be required. To ensure we are able to get to know all applicants better, we have introduced an online interview platform for all applicants to this program starting in January 2018. Given the volume of applications we receive, it is not possible to personally meet or speak to everyone.
    • Preparing for your online interview.
      • Once we have done an initial review of your complete application to ensure you meet the requirements for our program, you will receive instructions by email on how to complete the online interview.
      • You will have a chance to practice answering video interview questions and be able to review your practice responses after you submit your application.

If you are offered admission to our program, you will be required to send in official transcripts and official proof of degree completion. Please visit the document types page for further details.

Once submitted, all documents are the property of Brock University and will not be returned.