Odette CPA Pathways

Your Pathway to Becoming a CPA Begins Here!

Odette CPA Pathways provide you with the ability to complete your CPA Educational requirements and an MBA degree at the same time!

Students interested in earning Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA) designation can choose one of the following paths available through the Odette School of Business.


PATH 1: BComm + MBA-PAS

(MBA – Professional Accounting Specialization)

Students with a Bachelor of Commerce degree who have completed the 19 prerequisite courses recognized by CPA Ontario (listed below) at the Odette School of Business can apply for admission into the MBA-PAS.

MBA-PAS can be completed within 12 months. Graduates of the MBA-PAS who have also successfully completed the 19 pre-requisite courses in the undergraduate degree program receive advanced standing in the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP), and enter directly to the Common Final Examination (CFE).

This pathway enables students to progress towards a CPA designation and at the same time to complete an MBA degree.

MBA-PAS will be offered starting September 2017 preparing students for the CFE in September 2018.

Bachelor of Commerce students who have completed the Odette CPA Entry to PEP pre-requisite courses but have not enrolled into the MBA-PAS Program are still able to pursue their CPA designation by enrolling into the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP).

Please see the link below for the requirements for admission to CPA PEP (http://www.cpaontario.ca/Students/PreReqEdu/1014page17948.aspx).

To apply for admission to CPA PEP, please see the link below to learn about your path to becoming a student with CPA Ontario (http://www.gocpaontario.ca/submit_transcript).

PATH 2: PGCA + MBA-PAS

(Post Graduate Certificate in Accounting) 

Students holding an undergraduate business degree from another post-secondary institution or a non-business degree who are interested in earning the CPA designation can follow the Odette Post-Graduate Certificate in Accounting (PGCA) path to obtain a CPA designation as follows:

Step 1: Enroll into the PGCA program as a domestic student or as an international student.

Step 2: Complete the Odette CPA Entry to PEP pre-requisite courses listed below. These courses can be completed within 12-16 months.

Step 3: Apply to get into the Odette MBA-PAS and write the CFE 12 months later while completing an MBA.

OR

Students may enroll directly into CPA PEP program. See the link below for the requirements for admission to CPA PEP (http://www.cpaontario.ca/Students/PreReqEdu/1014page17948.aspx).

To apply for admission to CPA PEP, please see the link below to learn about your path to becoming a student with CPA Ontario http://www.gocpaontario.ca/submit_transcript


Odette CPA Entry to PEP pre-requisite Courses:

Subject Area Coverage for Entry into the CPA PEP at the University of Windsor (PDF document)

Core Courses

  • ACCT2510, Intro to Financial Accounting Theory
  • ACCT2520, Accounting Theory I
  • ACCT3520, Accounting Theory II
  • ACCT4570, Advanced Accounting I
  • ACCT4590, Advanced Topics in Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT3560, Advanced Managerial Cost Accounting and Analysis
  • ACCT3600, Auditing I
  • ACCT4600, Auditing II
  • ACCT3610, Taxation I
  • ACCT4610, Taxation II
  • FINA2700, Business Finance I
  • FINA2710, Business Finance II 

Non-Core Courses

  • ACCT1510, Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACCT2550, Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT3580, Accounting Information Systems
  • ECON1100, Introduction to Economics I
  • ECON1110, Introduction to Economics II
  • STEN3970, The Law and Business Administration
  • MSCI2020, Business Data Analysis