2018-2019 Graduate Calendar

Accounting  
Master of Accountancy bus.brocku.ca/macc Graduate Diploma in Accountancy brocku.ca/business/future/graduate/diploma/accounting  
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General (CPA Pathway) Information Assurance (not offered in 2018/19) Taxation (not offered in 2018/19) Dean Andrew Gaudes Goodman School of Business Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Programs Narongsak (Tek) Thongpapanl Goodman School of Business Core Faculty Professor Darlene Bay (Accounting), Ernest Biktimirov (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Fayez A. Elayan (Accounting), Hemantha Herath (Accounting), Eugene Kaciak (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Jingyu (Jennifer) Li (Accounting), Alex Nikitkov (Accounting), Raafat R. Roubi (Accounting), Samir Trabelsi (Accounting) Associate Professors Ian Adamson (Accounting), Walid Ben Omrane (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Kareen Brown (Accounting), Louis Culumovic (Accounting), Maureen Donnelly (Accounting), Adam Kanar (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), Sohyung Kim (Accounting), Pascale Lapointe-Antunes (Accounting), Zhefeng (Frank) Liu (Accounting), Herbert MacKenzie (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Antonia Mantonakis (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Diane Miller (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resources, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), Parunchana Pacharn (Accounting), Barbara Sainty (Accounting), Paul Scarbrough (Accounting), Anamitra Shome (Accounting), Tashfeen Sohail (Accounting), Linda Stillabower (Accounting), Tanya Tang (Accounting), Allister Young (Accounting) Assistant Professors Yun Ke (Accounting), Staci Kenno (Accounting), Michelle Lau (Accounting) Participating Faculty Lecturers M. Sharon Broderick (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Norman Chasse (Accounting), Michael Espinoza (Accounting), Jacqueline Glenney (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Sangeeta Hollo (Accounting), Omar Roubi (Accounting), Glenn Skrubbeltrang (Accounting), Xia (Celine) Zhang (Accounting) Goodman School of Business, Graduate Program Office Director, Operations, Graduate Programs, Carrie Kelly 905-688-5550, extension 3954 Taro 461A Graduate Academic Coordinator Brendan Barrett 905-688-5550, extension 5871 Taro 456 International Coordinator, Graduate Programs Jingtao (Teresa) Feng 905-688-5550, extension 4157 Taro 448 Student Skills Development Coordinator Luiza Guimaraes 905-688-5550, extension 5727 MC A236 Graduate Admissions/Scholarships Coordinator Laurie Redford 905-688-5550, extension 6169 Taro 468 Graduate Recruitment Coordinator Rachel Bessette 905-688-5550, extension 5362 MC E221 International Recruitment/Admissions Officer Jason Barfoot 905-688-5550, extension 5936 Taro 433 Graduate Office Assistant Stephanie McIntosh 905-688-5550, extension 3535 Taro 468 Administrative Assistant, Graduate Programs Brittany Massey 905-688-5550, extension 4156 Taro 461 Director, Co-op Programs Cara Boese  
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The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program (a two term program with an optional four month co-op work term) is part of the Goodman School of Business BAcc/MAcc CPA Pathway. The Goodman School of Business is accredited by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and eligible graduates of the MAcc can proceed to write the Common Final Evaluation (CFE) in the September immediately following the program. Students who have not completed the Goodman BAcc (Bachelor of Accounting) degree may be eligible for the CPA Pathway. Contact the Goodman School of Business, Graduate Programs Office for an individual assessment. For students interested in obtaining the CPA designation, the MAcc program enables them to complete the CPA PEP program in seven months of full-time study, rather than two years of part-time study. Students will complete all four CPA elective modules (Assurance, Tax, Finance and Performance Management) and will exceed the elective requirements of CPA Ontario. Additionally, students will complete two integrated capstone modules designed to prepare them for the CFE. In addition to fulfilling CPA exam requirements, the MAcc enables students to assimilate advanced knowledge in accounting and related aspects of business. The program encourages the development of critical thinking, analytic and communication skills. Students will select the General (CPA Pathway) or the Taxation or Information Assurance specialization. In all options, students must complete one or more electives or specialty courses in other business topics or in approved topics offered by programs outside the business school. Note: in 2018/19 the Information Assurance and Taxation specialization courses will not be offered. The MAcc program combines academic learning with practical experience through an optional co-op work term. The MAcc co-op option provides students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge in private and public business settings and to develop professional skills. The MAcc co-op work experience can be used toward the CPA practical work experience requirement  
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Successful completion of a four year Canadian Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, with an accounting concentration including courses in advanced financial accounting, cost and management accounting, advanced auditing, advanced personal and corporate taxation, business/management information systems, corporate finance, economics, Canadian business law and integration and problem solving with an average of not less than 75% (mid-B) over the last two years of full-time undergraduate study. For students who must provide proof of English Language Proficiency, a minimum Academic IELTS score of 7.5 or TOEFL iBT score of 105 (or equivalent) is required. For a full listing of accepted tests see: https://brocku.ca/nextstep/international-students/english-language-proficiency/ The Graduate Admissions Committee will review all applications and recommend admission for a limited number of suitable candidates. Part-time study is available. However, applicants should consult with the Graduate Program Office regarding course sequencing and availability. Students must take MACC 5P11 and MACC 5P12 concurrently and in the final term of the program. All MAcc students will be required to have a PC-based laptop as the CPA Securexam software runs on PC-based computer only. No Apple/Power PC/Macintosh computer would be acceptable, even if it runs Windows. Securexam will run on Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 or 10 operating systems. For more information about Secureexam, please refer to the CPA website.  
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The Master of Accountancy is normally completed in two terms (Winter and Spring). Students must complete a total of ten half-credit required courses and electives. Required Courses MACC 5P21 Strategic Performance Management MACC 5P41 Advanced Topics in Taxation MACC 5P71 Advanced Topics in Assurance MACC 5P91 Advanced Topics in Corporate Finance MACC 5P11 Integration and Team Management MACC 5P12 Integration and Analysis MACC 5P51 Information Technology and Systems MACC 5P61 Corporate Governance General CPA Pathway The CPA Pathway is accredited by CPA Ontario and is primarily focused on the body of knowledge required for the CPA PEP program. Completion of the MAcc (CPA pathway) will provide students with advanced standing in CPA PEP to the end of Capstone 2. Students are encouraged to complete the Common Final Examination (CFE) in the September immediately following the completion of the MAcc degree. In addition to the required courses, students must complete two half-credit course electives. The elective courses are normally selected from other graduate courses offered in the Goodman School of Business. Requests to take electives from upper year undergraduate offerings and/or graduate courses outside of the Goodman School of Business may also be considered on a case-by-case basis. Tax Specialization The tax specialization provides students the opportunity to develop advanced knowledge in taxation and an ability to research tax issues and communicate results efficiently and effectively. In addition to the required courses, students in the tax specialization take MACC 5P42, (Tax Research and Statutory Interpretation and Practice) MACC 5P43 (Tax Policy), and MACC 5P45 (International Taxation: The Canada/United States Model) and one half-credit elective. The elective half-credit course is normally selected from other graduate courses offered in the Goodman School of Business. Requests to take electives from upper year undergraduate offerings and/or graduate courses outside of the Goodman School of Business may also be considered on a case-by-case basis. Note: In 2018/19 the Taxation specialization will not be offered Information Assurance specialization The information assurance specialization provides students with the opportunity to develop advanced expertise in accounting information system assurance and technology, a strong understanding of the strategic role of information systems and their review and design. In addition to the required courses, students in the information assurance specialty stream will take MACC 5P52 (E-Commerce), MACC 5P53 (Accounting Database Design), MBAB 5P15 (Introduction to Information Assurance) and MBAB 5P16 (Enterprise Infrastructure Architecture). Note: In 2018/19 the Information Assurance stream will not be offered. Co-op Option Admission to the co-op option is on a competitive basis. Students may be admitted to the co-op option at the time of admission or following the first term of MAcc courses. Co-op students must maintain a 75% overall average and achieve appropriate English Language Proficiency. Admission to the co-op option is on the basis of marks, a review of a personal resume and employer availability. An interview may be required. Co-op students complete (MACC 5N90) work-placement seminars, that include lectures, presentations and industry specific information, for two hours each week prior to the first co-op work term. Attendance is mandatory. The co-op option is available to full-time students. Students will complete year one of their program prior to the co-op work term.  
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The Graduate Diploma in Accountancy (GDAcc) program (a one term program) is part of the Goodman School of Business’s BAcc/MAcc CPA Pathway and consists of the first term of the MAcc program. The Goodman School of Business is accredited by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and eligible graduates of GDAcc can proceed with the MAcc program and subsequently to write the common Final Evaluation (CFE) in the September immediately following the program. Students who have not completed the Goodman BAcc (Bachelor of Accounting) degree may be eligible for the CPA Pathway. Contact the Goodman School of Business’s Graduate Programs Office for an individual assessment. For students interested in obtaining the CPA designation, the GDAcc program enables them to complete two CPA Electives in four months of full-time study. In addition to fulfilling CPA exam requirements, the GDAcc enables students to assimilate advanced knowledge in accounting and related aspects of business. The program encourages the development of critical thinking, analytic, and communication skills.  
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Successful completion of a four year Canadian Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, with an accounting concentration including courses in advanced financial accounting, cost and management accounting, advanced auditing, advanced personal and corporate taxation, business/management information systems, corporate finance, economics, Canadian business law and integration and problem solving with an average of not less than 75% (mid-B) over the last two years of full-time undergraduate study. For students who must provide proof of English Language Proficiency, a minimum Academic IELTS score of 7.5 or TOEFL iBT score of 105 (or equivalent) is required. For a full listing of accepted tests see: https://brocku.ca/nextstep/international-students/english-language-proficiency/ The Graduate Admissions Committee will review all applications and recommend admission for a limited number of suitable candidates.  
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The Graduate Diploma in Accountancy is normally completed in one term (Winter). Students must complete a total of five half-credit required courses and electives: MACC 5P21, 5P41, 5P71, 5P91 and one half-credit elective selected from MBAB 5P11-5P83.  
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Note that not all courses are offered in every session. Refer to the applicable timetable for details. Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met. MACC 5F91 Independent Study Research and/or consulting project carried out in collaboration with a faculty adviser and relevant resource personnel. Development of knowledge in a specialized discipline and development of ability to apply the knowledge to particular issues and/or situations. Restriction: open to MAcc students in the general stream. MACC 5N11 Co-op Employment I Co-op work term (four months) with an approved employer providing a work integrated learning experience related to the student's chosen area of concentration. The co-op employment is full time with 35 to 40 hours per week for 12 to 16 weeks. Students are required to meet all the work term deliverables successfully (learning objective, work site visit, work term report and work term evaluation) and fulfill their employment contract in order to receive a “Satisfactory” grade for the work term. Restriction: open to graduate accounting co-op students with permission of the Goodman School of Business Graduate Programs Office. Note: Approval of the Graduate Program Director. MACC 5N12 Co-op Employment II Co-op work term (four months) with an approved employer providing a work integrated learning experience related to the student's chosen area of concentration. The co-op employment is full time with 35 to 40 hours per week for 12 to 16 weeks. Students are required to meet all the work term deliverables successfully (learning objective, work site visit, work term report and work term evaluation) and fulfill their employment contract in order to receive a “Satisfactory” grade for the work term. Restriction: open to graduate accounting co-op students with permission of the Goodman School of Business Graduate Programs Office. Note: Approval of the Graduate Program Director required. MACC 5N13 Co-op Employment III Co-op work term (four months) with an approved employer providing a work integrated learning experience related to the student's chosen area of concentration. The co-op employment is full time with 35 to 40 hours per week for 12 to 16 weeks. Students are required to meet all the work term deliverables successfully (learning objective, work site visit, work term report and work term evaluation) and fulfill their employment contract in order to receive a “Satisfactory” grade for the work term. Restriction: open to graduate accounting co-op students with permission of the Goodman School of Business Graduate Programs Office. Note: Approval of the Graduate Program Director required MACC 5N14 Co-op Employment IV Co-op work term (four months) with an approved employer providing a work integrated learning experience related to the student's chosen area of concentration. The co-op employment is full time with 35 to 40 hours per week for 12 to 16 weeks. Students are required to meet all the work term deliverables successfully (learning objective, work site visit, work term report and work term evaluation) and fulfill their employment contract in order to receive a “Satisfactory” grade for the work term. Restriction: open to graduate accounting co-op students with permission of the Goodman School of Business Graduate Programs Office. Note: Approval of the Graduate Program Director required. MACC 5N90 Co-op Professional Preparation Course The primary goal of this course is to provide graduate students with the tools, resources and skills to maximize co-op employment and professional development opportunities – both while at Brock and after graduation. This course is a pre-requisite for any co-op students who wish to participate in co-op job search and grade will be evaluated based on class participation including attendance and completion of professional projects. Restriction: open to graduate accounting co-op students with permission of the Goodman School of Business Graduate Programs Office. Note: Approval of the Graduate Program Director required. MACC 5P11 Integration and Team Management Integration of knowledge from various functional areas of accounting and the business disciplines in a professional context. Development of analytical, diagnostic, decision-making, communication and presentation skills. Application of knowledge and formation of professional judgment in the context of practical problems presented in complex cases using a team-based approach. Restriction: open to MAcc students. MACC 5P12 Integration and Analysis Application and integration of enabling competencies and technical competencies in financial accounting, management accounting, assurance, taxation, finance, and strategy and governance developed over the program to complex and highly integrative case studies. Restriction: open to MAcc students. MACC 5P21 Strategic Performance Management Identification and exploration of current and emerging issues in performance measurement, management accounting and strategic decision making. Investigation and analysis of complex issues within an applied organizational setting. Restriction: open to MAcc and IMAcc students. MACC 5P32 Global Tax Management and Planning Focuses on the fundamentals of international tax principles and rules. Provides a structural framework within which international tax issues can be examined by both governments and multinational corporations. The role of treaties in international tax planning will be discussed using the Canada-US Income Tax Convention as an example. Particular emphasis will be placed on the key provisions of the OECD Model Treaty. Other topics included will be source-based taxation, related party transactions, harmful tax competition, tax avoidance measures and the role of tax havens. Restriction: open to MAcc, MBA and IMAcc students. MACC 5P41 Advanced Topics in Taxation Technical and planning issues related to structures for conducting business and investment activities for both individuals and corporate entities. Focus on various ownership categories, types of business operations and funding issues. Investigation of partnerships and trusts as part of a business or investment portfolio structure. Application of tax issues when making business and investment decisions. Restriction: open to MAcc students. MACC 5P42 Tax Research and Statutory Interpretation in Practice Effective, efficient, tax research techniques. Development of analytical and critical thinking skills in the context of tax planning. Emphasis on development of research skills including discerning facts, locating authorities, assessing and applying authorities and communicating results. Restriction: open to MAcc students in the taxation stream. MACC 5P43 Tax Policy Socioeconomic, legal and political analysis of the legislation, jurisprudence and literature of taxation. Evaluation and application of alternative tax systems and methods. Restriction: open to MAcc students in the taxation stream. MACC 5P44 Fundamentals of U.S. Tax Fundamentals of the U.S. tax system relative to corporations and individuals. Focus on the structure of U.S. statutes. Particular emphasis on comparative U.S. and Canadian tax policy and implementation. Introduction to reference tools available for tax research in the United States. Restriction: open to MAcc students in the taxation stream. MACC 5P45 International Taxation: The Canada/United States Model Tax implications of doing business in multiple jurisdictions. Investigation of the United States tax system and Canadian tax provisions regarding multinational investment, in-bound and outbound. Restriction: open to MAcc students in the taxation stream. *MACC 5P51 Information Technology and Systems (also offered as MPAC 5P51) Current issues in developing and managing accounting information systems. Fundamentals of value chain modeling, business process modeling and database implementation using REA. Fundamentals of business reporting and information management using XBRL. Restriction: open to MAcc and IMAcc students. MACC 5P52 E-Commerce Basic grounding in concepts related to electronic commerce-based solutions (primarily business-to-consumer and business-to-business). Communications infrastructure supporting e-commerce, security and integrity issues. Architecture of e-commerce applications, strategic deployment of e-commerce for global competitive advantage. Design of a working e-commerce system required. Restriction: open to MAcc, MBA and IMAcc students. MACC 5P53 Accounting Database Design Large-scale accounting database projects. Includes requirements analysis, selection, functional specifications, design, testing, performance evaluation and maintenance of Accounting database systems. Design of an Accounting database system required. Additional topics may include relevant aspects of software engineering/programming. Restriction: open to MAcc, MBA and IMAcc students. MACC 5P54 Expert Systems in Business Conceptual foundations for building knowledge-based systems. Application of artificial intelligence, rule-based systems, other common knowledge representation techniques, knowledge acquisition methods, application of KBS in accounting systems and management. Design of a KBS required. Restriction: open to MAcc and MBA students. MACC 5P61 Corporate Governance Using examples drawn from current business practices, investigates financial reporting matters, the role and function of auditing and the board of directors, ethics, management policy and leadership. Focuses on developing critical thinking and research skills. Restriction: open to MAcc and IMAcc students. Also open to MBA students who have previous credit in MBAB 5P01 and MBAB 5P08. MACC 5P71 Advanced Topics in Assurance Investigates key concepts of auditing. Focuses on the performance of both internal and external assurance engagements, from assessing the need for an engagement, to developing and performing the procedures, to documenting and reporting results. Delves into more complex financial accounting issues and emphasizes the key role played by governance in assurance. Restriction: open to MAcc students. MACC 5P91 Advanced Topics in Corporate Finance Investigation of current topics in the world of corporate finance, both domestically and internationally. Exploration of complex issues involved with financial instruments, derivative securities, futures and international markets. Development of overall finance policies and identification, evaluation and recommendations regarding investment and financing decisions. Restriction: open to MAcc and IMAcc students. MACC 5P92 Independent Study Research and/or consulting project carried out in collaboration with a faculty adviser and relevant resource personnel. Development of knowledge in a specialized discipline and development of ability to apply the knowledge to particular issues and/or situations. Restriction: open to MAcc students.  
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