Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2019/2020
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Graduate Diploma in Accounting

The Graduate Diploma in Accounting prepares students for careers as Chartered Professional Accountants 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.

Academic Contact

Dr. Bruce McConomy
bmcconomy@wlu.ca 
ext. 2890

 
Admission Requirements

Admission to the graduate diploma in accounting is normally restricted to graduates of undergraduate programs in the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics and requires, at a minimum: i) an undergraduate degree (completed or in final stages of completion); ii) completion of all prerequisites for courses in the Graduate Diploma (completed or in final stages of completion, with a minimum grade of C- in each course), and iii) a minimum required average in business related courses of B-.

 
Program Requirements

The Graduate Diploma in Accounting is typically completed in one term of required coursework, and it is offered in the Spring and Fall terms. Some students choose to take up to one of the courses (where offered in the same calendar year) in the term prior to or after completion of the other four Graduate Diploma in Accounting courses. The courses in the Graduate Diploma in Accounting are summarized as follows:

BU517 - Financial Statement Analysis
BU527 - Advanced Topics in Management Controls
BU537 - Integrated Cases in Accounting
BU547 - Advanced Auditing
BU557 - Taxation III