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Accredited Program - McMaster University MBA

Your Path to Becoming a CGA
for Industry, Government and Not-for-Profit


Hold a McMaster University MBA* degree
and complete:

  • Legal Aspects  of  Business   

     (BUS P722)
  •  Canadian Taxation 1 (BUS A730)
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting 1

     (BUS A701)
  • Canadian Taxation 2 (BUSA A733)
  • Accounting Information Systems (BUS A723)

  • Management Accounting Information for Strategic Development (BUS A721)
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting 2 (BUS A702)

  • Assurance (BUS A745)
  • Advanced Financial Accounting (BUS A703)
  • Advanced Accounting Topics
    (BUS&COM 500) or (COM 4AG3)

Enrol in the CGA Program of Professional Studies


Complete any two CGA Ontario courses or take the equivalent McMaster University courses and successfully complete the respective
CGA Ontario challenge exam to earn a transfer credit.
(C+ or higher.* Passing a CGA program challenge exam will earn you a transfer credit.)

McMaster University Course


CGA Ontario Course

COM 4AH3 or BUS&COM 501 Advanced Auditing


AU2 Advanced External Auditing


BUS A733 Canadian Taxation 2


TX2 Advanced Personal and Corporate Tax

BUS F712 Applied Corporate Finance  


FN2 Advanced Corporate Finance

No equivalent course


MU1 Internal Auditing and Controls

No equivalent course


MS2 Information Systems Strategy

No equivalent course


PF1 Public Sector Financial Management


Issues in Professional Practice (PA1)
Strategic Financial Management (PA2)


Concurrent Work Experience
Obtain the required 24 months of
work experience in the sector of your choice.


Certified General Accountant


This policy is effective August 2010 and applies to graduates from 2010 onwards.