"Queen’s Graduate Diploma in Accounting provides an excellent opportunity to expand your knowledge of accounting and enhance your qualifications, while preparing for your professional designation."
Associate professor and Director
Queen’s Graduate Diploma in Accounting
"I had a terrific experience in the MSc program at QSB. The culture is very entrepreneurial and I was constantly exposed to new research ideas and interesting projects happening all around me. The classes are small by design and, as a result, I received a lot of support from the school and built strong relationship with classmates and faculty members."
Damian Lee, Queen’s MSc (2011)
PhD Candidate at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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Queen’s Graduate Diploma in Accounting provides an excellent opportunity to deepen your understanding and significantly expand your knowledge of accounting, while preparing for your CA designation.
The program offers four advanced courses that are part of the Queen’s School of Business ICAO-approved accounting stream. The objective of the Graduate Diploma in Accounting is not only to offer courses that will complete the ICAO 51-credit hour requirement for CA candidates, but to offer a graduate program for those who have completed their undergraduate degrees. These four courses are one of the final steps leading to the Uniform Final Examination (UFE) for the CA designation – the most highly-prized and universally-recognized accounting designation. The program’s courses are delivered by some of Canada’s most accomplished accounting teachers and practitioners.
Please note that applicants who are not Queen's Commerce graduates with a major in Accounting, are advised to contact the ICAO to determine whether the GDA courses in conjunction with their other credits meet the ICAO competency requirements. Applicants who wish to pursue the CA designation in other provinces should contact the relevant provincial institue, and those who wish to pursue an alternate accounting designation should contact the relevant accrediting body prior to enrolling in the GDA.
Queen’s School of Business has a proven track record in preparing recent business undergraduates to attain their Chartered Accountant designation. Over the last five years, Queen’s graduates have achieved or exceeded a 90 percent pass rate for first–time writers of the UFE exams — a success rate unprecedented in Canada.
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Queen’s Graduate Diploma in Accounting offers accounting courses that meet CA certification requirements, but at the Graduate level, thereby providing a more in-depth concentration. These courses are one of the final steps leading to the Uniform Final Examination (UFE) for the CA designation – the most highly-prized and universally-recognized accounting designation.