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MBA - Professional Accounting Specialization

The only program of its kind in Ontario

The Odette Master of Business Administration - Professional Accounting Specialization (MBA-PAS), prepares its graduates to succeed as accountants and business professionals in a multitude of careers. 

The MBA-PAS program is flexible, experiential, and cultivates a learning environment where synergies from diverse backgrounds contribute to the education of a well-rounded Chartered Professional Accountant. From public accounting to industry or the government and not for profit, MBA-PAS is designed to develop technical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, as well as critical thinking and professional decision-making ability, all required to excel in complex work environments. 

  • Program is completed within 3 semesters (12 months)  
  • Students graduating from the program will hold an MBA degree and have 4 of the 6 modules complete for the CPA Professional Education Program.  
  • Advanced standing is available for applicants with a completed Canadian CPA designation.  

Students must have the required preparatory courses complete and be eligible to begin the CPA Professional Education Program. Some students may be required to complete the Post-Graduate Certificate in Accounting prior to enrollment into MBA-PAS. For more information see MBA-PAS admission requirements.​ 


Frequently Asked Questions

The MBA-PAS program is 12 months long.

The MBA-PAS program has a fall and summer intake. If you qualify for advanced standing, you can begin the program in any semester; fall, winter, or summer.

Fall Start 

Semester 1: Fall 

  • ACCT-8010 Advanced Topics in Financial Reporting 
  • ACCT-8020 Advanced Topics in Management Accounting and Control 
  • ACCT-8050 Advanced Audit and Assurance 
  • ACCT-8060 Advanced Topics in Taxation 
  • ACCT-8080 Integrative Case Analysis 

Semester 2: Winter 

  • BUSI- 8010 Interpersonal Dynamics 
  • FINA-8040 Advanced Corporate Finance  
  • BUSI-8050 Marketing Management  

Students can take a 1 semester leave of absence to complete capstone 1 & 2 with CPA Ontario  

Semester 3: Fall  

  • STEN- 8980 Strategic Management 
  • MGMT-8030 Performance Management and Governance  
  • BUSI-8140 Digital Business Systems 

 

Summer Start  

Semester 1: Summer 

  • ACCT-8010 Advanced Topics in Financial Reporting 
  • ACCT-8020 Advanced Topics in Management Accounting and Control 
  • ACCT-8050 Advanced Audit and Assurance 
  • ACCT-8060 Advanced Topics in Taxation 
  • ACCT-8080 Integrative Case Analysis 

Semester 2: Fall  

  • STEN- 8980 Strategic Management 
  • MGMT-8030 Performance Management and Governance  
  • BUSI-8140 Digital Business Systems 

Semester 3: Winter 

  • BUSI- 8010 Interpersonal Dynamics 
  • FINA-8040 Advanced Corporate Finance  
  • BUSI-8050 Marketing Management  

 

Advanced Standing 

Students eligible for advanced standing can begin the program in any semester.  

Winter Semester:

  • BUSI- 8010 Interpersonal Dynamics 
  • FINA-8040 Advanced Corporate Finance  

Summer Semester: 

  • STEN- 8980 Strategic Management 
  • BUSI-8050 Marketing Management 

Fall Semester: 

  • MGMT-8030 Performance Management and Governance  
  • BUSI-8140 Digital Business Systems 

View the UWindsor Tuition Fee Estimator to determine costs. Please note the calculator estimates fees per semester.

You can find our admission requirements here. Please note there is a $125 non-refundable fee to apply. 

Yes, bursaries are available through the Odette School of Business and the University of Windsor. Please note we do not offer full-ride scholarships.

Learn more about scholarships and bursaries on the Graduate Studies website.

We do not offer pre-evaluations of your application. We encourage you to apply if you meet the admission criteria we have listed and are interested in pursuing your CPA while earning an MBA degree.

Yes, the GMAT Executive Assessment is a requirement for admission into the program.

*Note: The GMAT requirement may be waived for students with high academic achievements in core accounting courses or with significant relevant work experience (at the discretion of the Director of the MBA-PAS program)