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Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting Practice (PRA)
Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting Practice (PRA)

Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting Practice (PRA)

  • ID:SC010136
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • TuitionFee/Week:$530.24
  • LivingFee/Week:$238.09
  • InsuranceFee/Week:$19.23
  • TuitionFee/Week:$530.24
  • LivingFee/Week:$238.09
  • InsuranceFee/Week:$19.23
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent

English Requirements

  • Tests, Graduate Certificate Programs

  • CAEL CE and CAEL online, Minimum 70 (Writing no less than 60)

  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First/FCE, C1 Advanced/CAE or C2 Proficiency/CPE), Minimum 176 with no skill below 169

  • Duolingo, Minimum score 125 to 130

  • IELTS Academic, Minimum 6.5 with no skill below 6.0

  • PTE Academic, Minimum score 60

  • TOEFL iBT (including MyBest TOEFL and Home Edition), Minimum 88 with no skill below 22

  • TOEFL Revised Paper Delivered, No skill below 22

Course Information

This 12-month graduate certificate program is a fast-track option for four-year degree graduates to pursue a career in accounting wishing to pursue the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation. You will study financial and management accounting, tax, information systems, audit, finance and economics focusing on analysis and interpretation of information and making sound ethical decisions.

You will be introduced to the modern technological environment of business using spreadsheets (Excel), database software (Access) and integrated database application technologies (ERP) through exposure to accounting software package(s). You will also gain industry exposure through research, case studies and projects.

You are eligible to enrol in this program with little or no knowledge of accounting. Upon graduation, you can choose to continue to complete an accounting degree such as Seneca's International Accounting and Finance degree, or pursue your CPA professional designation (minimum grade requirements apply).

Skills

Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Communications 

  • Analytical thinking

  • Decision-making

  • Budgeting 

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Semester 1: Offered in Fall

  • BAB140, Introduction to Financial Accounting

  • BAB210, Business Statistics

  • BAB231, Introduction to Business Law

  • IAF330, Finance

  • IAF340, Business Information Systems

  • LSP240, Micro Economics: Theory and Practice

Semester 2: Offered in Winter

  • BAB240, Management Accounting

  • IAF310, Intermediate Financial Accounting I

  • IAF320, Income Tax I

  • IAF520, Auditing

  • IAF620, Financial Management

  • LSP340, Macroeconomics - Theory and Practice

Semester 3: Offered in Summer

  • IAF410, Intermediate Financial Accounting II

  • IAF420, Income Tax II

  • IAF530, Management Accounting - Intermediate

  • IAF640, Business Cases I

  • IAF710, Advanced Financial Accounting

  • IAF831, International Strategic Management

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

  • English: 12U Equivalency, This program provides learners an opportunity to upgrade their English skills if they don’t have the high school English requirements., Learners who complete an assessment that tests their writing and reading skills. This opportunity is recommended for learners upgrading for admission into a Seneca degree.

  • English admission requirements for the joint York-Seneca Nursing (BSCN) program have to be met according to York University standards. Review the BSCN requirements here.

  • , Tuition-free program for qualified students

  • Classes are scheduled in the evenings on Mondays and Thursdays providing flexibility between work and learning

  • Academic Upgrading, This two- to three-semester Academic Upgrading program is for learners who are missing requirements for a college certificate or diploma program., Learners who are 19 years or older may apply., Tuition-free program for qualified students

  • Courses offered at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels

  • Students may qualify for high school equivalency certificate

  • General Arts – English for Academic Purposes (GEA), English for Academic purposes helps English as a second language (ESL) learners improve their English skills., ESL learners who understand English at a basic level may apply. International students may benefit from our English Language Institute (ELI) program., Full time, tuitioned, day school program

  • OSAP eligible

  • Flexibility in course choices

  • Math: 12U Equivalency, This program provides learners an opportunity to upgrade their math skills if they don’t have the high school math requirements.

  • This course is equivalent to the Ontario curriculum's Mathematics of Data Management: Grade 12 (MDM4U) course.

  • , Learners who complete an assessment that tests their skills. This opportunity is recommended for learners upgrading for admission into a Seneca degree.

  • The course is not available for prospective students of the Honours Bachelor of Aviation Technology (FPR) program and the joint York-Seneca Nursing (BSCN) program who need to meet additional math course requirements. Select “admission requirements” on each program page for details.

  • , Tuition-free program for qualified students.

  • Classes are scheduled in the evenings on Mondays providing flexibility between work and learning.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of employers waiting for you:

  • Financial accounting supervisor

  • Divisional and corporate accountant

  • Accounting analyst

  • Cost accountant

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Health Insurance $807.49CAD

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