Что я буду изучать?


The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics’ Graduate Diploma in Accounting builds upon your Laurier undergraduate accounting program and provides a structured and comprehensive path for those working toward the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

This 12-week program, offered every summer and fall, enhances your knowledge of the technical and enabling competencies required by CPAs (such as financial reporting, tax, auditing, professionalism and problem solving), and prepares you to complete the Common Final Examination (CFE). Upon completion of the program, you will enter the CPA’s Professional Education Program (PEP) at Capstone 1, thereby bypassing the first four modules of the PEP.


The best place to start your path to the CPA designation is in Laurier’s Graduate Diploma in Accounting program, and here is why:

The program is accredited by Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) and enables you to obtain advanced standing in the first four modules of the CPA PEP. Successful students will be qualified to take any combination of paths for the CFE (financial accounting, management accounting, audit and assurance or taxation).

Benefit from university-based instruction by outstanding faculty who have CPA designations and experience session leading and facilitating for CPA Ontario.

Leverage the strengths of the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics and Laurier’s longstanding commitment to high-quality accounting education.

Complete a substantial proportion of the PEP modules before you begin full-time employment, alleviating the stress of studying while working.

Face-to-face instruction for the full term, ensuring that you understand the material as you go – with help just a hand raise away. You are also able to take advantage of office hours or connect with instructors anytime throughout the term.

Students with offers of employment from accounting firms or approved training offices should inquire with their employer about potential tuition subsidies.

Program Highlights

  • This program is designed to be completed in one term, full-time. Students who have finished their undergraduate degree will complete this program in order to prepare for the CPA examinations (the CFE).
  • This program, designed to facilitate CPA preparation, will provide you with advanced and integrated knowledge in financial accounting, management accounting, auditing and taxation.
  • You'll gain technical and practical skills that will benefit your future career advancement.
  • All of the program's courses are designed to address the competencies outlined in the CPA Competency Map.


The program consists of five courses:

BU517: Financial Statement Analysis

BU527: Management Controls

BU537: Integrated Cases in Accounting

BU547: Advanced Auditing

BU557: Taxation III


The Graduate Diploma in Accounting prepares students for careers as Chartered Professional Accountants (CPAs) working with CPA firms, public and private companies and government through development of excellent accounting, audit and tax related skills. The program brings together managerial accounting, financial accounting, taxation and auditing.

На каком факультете я буду учиться?

Lazaridis School of Business and Economics

Варианты обучения

Очная (варьируется)

CAD$13,770.00 (811,910 руб) за 1 год
Please note this fee is for 2020 - 2021 and subject to change in the coming year.

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Начало обучения

3 Январь 2022


Wilfrid Laurier University

Waterloo Campus,

75 University Avenue West,


Ontario (ON),

N2L 3C5, Canada

Вступительные требования

Для студентов, проживающих в Соединенных Штатах

Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree. English language requirement: TOEFL iBT: minimum score of 89, with minimum skill scores of 21 in each of the skills tests (speaking, writing, reading and listening); Paper-based TOEFL: minimum of 573, IELTS: minimum score of 7, PTE: minimum score of 60, CAEL: minimum score of 70.

Для иностранных студентов

Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Accounting is normally restricted to graduates of undergraduate programs in the Lazaridis School and requires, at a minimum:

1) An undergraduate degree (completed or in final stages of completion);

2) Completion of all prerequisites for courses in the graduate diploma (completed or in the final stages of completion with a minimum grade of C- in each course); and

3) A minimum required average in business-related courses of B-.​​

English Proficiency

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Internet-based testing (TOEFL iBT): an overall score of 83 or higher with a minimum score of 20 in each component; Paper-based testing: 560 or higher.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - An academic score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum of 6.0 in each band.

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) - 70 overall or higher (each band 60 or higher).

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) - 59 overall or higher.

Cambridge Assessment English (CAE) - Overall score of 176.


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