IX. Graduate Programs


Graduate Diploma in Accounting

By combining the conceptual and quantitative elements of accounting while promoting the integration of theory and practice, the graduate diploma in accounting provides graduates with a systemic understanding of knowledge of financial accounting and managerial accounting, fulfilling the requirements of professional accounting standards defined by CPA Canada Competency Map for the first four modules of the Professional Education Program. Students will develop the technical, analytical, evaluative and leadership and communication skills needed for a successful career in accounting and related management areas.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for this admission to this program must have an overall average of at least 70% from an undergraduate degree program, plus subject area coverage equivalent to that required for entry into the CPA Professional Education Program.

Diploma Requirements

Students must complete four courses, two core and two electives for a total of 4.0 credits. Students pursuing a professional accounting designation should visit the Department of Management website for links to the requirements for each designation. The program is offered during the summer term

Core Courses:

ACCT*6100 [0.50] Integrated Cases I
ACCT*6200 [0.50] Integrated Cases II


ACCT*6300 [0.50] Taxation
ACCT*6400 [0.50] Performance Management
ACCT*6500 [0.50] Assurance
ACCT*6600 [0.50] Financial Management
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1