Accountancy (Graduate Diploma)

This program is designed for graduates of Goodman’s BAcc program, as well as students who have completed CPA Canada’s PEP content to the end of Core 2. This program will start you on the path to the Common Final Exam (CFE) and your CPA designation.

In the Diploma program, you will take four courses that map to all of the CPA electives (Assurance, Finance, Tax & Performance Management), plus one general business elective. Although you will not be ready to write the CFE upon completion of this program, you will only have Capstone 1 and 2 left before proceeding to that exam and your designation.

The integrated and innovative coursework in the Diploma 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.

If you are interested in proceeding directly to the CFE, please visit our program page for our Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program.  

This is not a funded program.

Entry Point:

  • January


  • 4 Months

Application deadline:

The application review begins February 1 of each year and applications will be reviewed until the program is full. We encourage you to apply early, due to the competitive nature of the program.

Pre-Admission Assessments

We are happy to review your Brock transcript or CPA assessment and IELTS/TOFEL score (if applicable), before you apply to our GDAC program.

A pre-admission assessment is the best way of assessing your eligibility/competitiveness for the GDAC program.

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

Admission requirements

    • Four year Goodman bachelor’s degree in Accounting (BAcc) or completion of all CPA Canada 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 GDAC program.
    • Minimum 75 per cent academic average in the last two years of undergraduate degree
    • Minimum 75 per cent academic average in key accounting prerequisite course (with no grade below 60)
    • Two academic references provided by business faculty members
    • Minimum English language Proficiency score (if applicable):
      • TOEFL iBT: 105
      • Academic IELTS: 7.5
  • APPLICATION DOCUMENTS  (all documents must be submitted electronically)
    • Online OUAC application
    • Application fee ($140 CAD)
    • Scanned original transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
    • Two academic references provided by business faculty members
    • Statement of interest
    • Resumé
    • Scan of official TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score (if applicable)
    • Personal interview with a faculty member may be required