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Edwards School of Business


University Catalogue


Graduate Director: Noreen Mahoney


Phone: (306) 966-8410

Edwards MPAcc
25 Campus Drive
Saskatoon SK CAN   S7N 5A7


The Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) program is designed to prepare candidates as professional accountants in public practice and industry. The program consists of eleven courses taken over two consecutive summer semesters (May through August). These include advanced study in accounting, assurance, and taxation, and expose candidates to financial and strategic management, the modern business environment, information systems, and entrepreneurship. A key component of the program is a research project, which is completed in a relevant subject area chosen by the candidate. Through a series of workshops and seminars, the program also develops candidates' personal and professional competencies such as ethical behavior, independence, integrity, critical thinking, strategic problem solving, and written and verbal communication skills. Students often obtain business and accounting work experience during the eight-month period between summer semesters; however, this is not a requirement of the program. 


Standard Graduate Studies Application plus the following:

  • Resume
  • Supplementary Application Form (SAF) available from the MPAcc website
  • TOEFL (where applicable) scores
  • Applicants with non-Canadian undergraduate credentials must check the MPAcc website for additional requirements.


The application deadline is November 30 of each year, 17 months prior to the program start date.


Graduates of the MPAcc program are prepared to challenge the CPA examination and achieve the CPA designation. As a CPA, the opportunities are unlimited.

MPAcc graduates also have the option of pursuing an academic career such as teaching and doctoral-level studies in accounting and business.

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The MPAcc program provides an alternative route to the CA School of Business (CASB) for students who are seeking a Chartered Accountant (CA) designation in Western Canada. Students who successfully complete the MPAcc program are exempted from the first 5 modules of CASB and participate in CASB module 6 prior to writing the profession's qualifying exam, UFE.


  • Four-year undergraduate degree from a recognized college or university, or equivalent training
  • promise of the ability to pursue advanced study, generally presumed to be at least a 75% average in the last two years of study
  • Language Proficiency Requirements: For International applicants whose first language is not English, English language proficiency is required as per College of Graduate Studies and Research Regulations
  • adequate preparation in Canadian Accounting, including the following undergraduate courses: Intermediate Accounting (assets and liabilities), Advanced Accounting (theory or consolidations and equity interests), Management and cost accounting, Tax (personal or corporate), and Assurance.