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School:Lakehead University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Accounting
Description:Lakehead University’s Graduate Diploma in Accounting (GDA) is a one semester professional accounting program which prepares students to pursue the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. The GDA seamlessly integrates with the Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Major) and enhances the technical and enabling competencies of our undergraduate students by further developing critical thinking, analytical, integrative and ethical reasoning, and communication skills.

The CPA Ontario Accredited GDA provides students with advanced standing into the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). Graduates of the GDA will receive advanced standing for Core 1, Core 2 and all four elective modules, thereby, entering the CPA PEP at the Capstone 1 module. Students may save time in achieving the CPA designation by completing the GDA.
URL:Accounting at Lakehead University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Cost per year:*
International: $7,667

Cost represents tuition per term.
Careers:Supervisors, Finance and Insurance Office WorkersBookkeepersPayroll and Benefits Administrators

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*72
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    To be considered for admission to the program, applicants must have graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Lakehead University or an equivalent degree from Lakehead University and obtained an overall average of 72%, with a minimum of 60% in each of the following courses or their equivalents:
  • Business 1012 Financial Accounting
  • Business 1066 Quantitative Analysis in Management
  • Business 2012 Management Accounting I
  • Business 2019 Finance I
  • Business 2033 Management Information Systems
  • Business 2039 Finance II
  • Business 2052 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • Business 3012 Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Business 3019 Corporate Finance
  • Business 3051 Law
  • Business 3052 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
  • Business 3071 Strategic Management I
  • Business 3072 Management Accounting II
  • Business 4032 Integrative Analysis of Accounting Issues
  • Business 4071 Strategic Management II
  • Business 4072 Advanced Corporate Taxation
  • Business 4232 Strategic Cost Management
  • Business 4272 Taxation
  • Business 4412 Assurance I
  • Business 4432 Assurance II
  • Economics 1100 Principles of Economics.
  • * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 04, 2022