Graduate Diploma (GDip) in Accounting | College of Business and Economics

Graduate Diploma (GDip) in Accounting

The University of Guelph’s Graduate Diploma in Accounting is a four-month program that will give you advanced standing in the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP). The CPA designation is Canada’s pre-eminent accounting and business credential. In order to obtain the CPA, you must complete the prerequisite education requirements, the CPA PEP, the Common Final Examination (CFE) and 30 months of qualifying practical experience. Through this diploma, you will cover the core modules and elective modules in Assurance and Taxation of the CPA PEP, which will allow you to proceed to the CPA Capstone Modules 1 and 2. Upon successful completion of these modules, you will be eligible to write the CFE.

The accounting program at the University of Guelph is fully accredited by the CPA of Ontario.

This diploma is ideal for students who:

  • want to fast track obtaining their CPA designation 
  • have completed an undergraduate degree
  • want to further stand out in the competitive job market

Admission requirements

In addition to completing the CPA preparatory courses, applicants must have an overall average of at least 70% from a  four-year undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent).

Application deadline is February 15th


cpa accredited
4 month program
Advance to the Capstone 1 module in the CPA Professional Education Program

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For more information on the graduate diploma program, please email

For more information about the CPA designation or the CPA PEP, please visit the CPA Ontario website.