Goodman expands CPA Ontario accreditation to master’s program

MEDIA RELEASE: 22 August 2019 – R00133

Brock University’s Goodman School of Business has expanded its CPA accreditation to the Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc).

Goodman’s MPAcc is designed for international students who are looking to pursue the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation in Ontario. The program offers tailored content that provides pathways to the designation and sets international students up for success as they pursue their accounting careers in Ontario.

“The Goodman School of Business continues to strengthen relationships with CPA Ontario, as well as other partners in our community,” said Dean Andrew Gaudes. “This expansion of our existing accreditation is yet another example of our ongoing commitment to provide students from around the world access to the highest standard of business education.”

Brock President Gervan Fearon, a CPA himself, said the designation is evidence of the “outstanding accounting and business education,” available at the University.

“This expanded accreditation from CPA Ontario is a key step forward for the Goodman School of Business and the programs it offers,” he said. “As a University, we’re committed to providing professional and innovative academic programming that sets our students up for success in their careers.”

The expansion of the CPA accreditation to the MPAcc program followed a rigorous review process to ensure the educational components will meet the requirements of the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). Going forward, students who are admitted and successfully complete the MPAcc program will be exempt from CPA PEP Core 1 and Core 2 modules and will receive advanced standing to enter at the CPA PEP elective modules. Brock now has four CPA Ontario-designated programs.

“As an educator, one of CPA Ontario’s core mandates is to provide pathways to the profession for aspiring accountants from around the world,” said Jacqui Mulligan, Interim Vice-President, Student Services at CPA Ontario. “Goodman’s Master of Professional Accounting program will help to propel the careers of international students wishing to pursue the CPA designation.”

“I am very proud of our school being able to expand the CPA Ontario accreditation to our MPAcc program,” Gaudes said. “This accomplishment is the result of effective collaboration among staff and faculty, and a strong relationship with CPA Ontario, enabling us to fulfil the personal and professional aspirations of our students.”

For more information or for assistance arranging interviews:

* Dan Dakin, Manager Communications and Media Relations, Brock University, 905-688-5550 x5353 or 905-347-1970

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