MAccFin Admissions Requirements

What we look for is what you want in a colleague. We accept MAccFin candidates who have a history of academic success and are intent on pursuing one or more professional designations, however that’s where the similarities end. We curate the cohort of colleagues that you will learn with and learn from, and these peers will become key partners in your network. You expect us to admit candidates with a range of professional interests, and we value learning about your co-op, internship and summer job experiences, volunteerism and community engagement, personal interests and accomplishments through our inclusive application process. Applying is fast and easy, but competitive.

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Admission Requirements 

  1. Completion of, or in progress of completing, a four-year undergraduate degree at a Canadian University with a specialization in Accounting or equivalent.
  2. A minimum overall grade average of B or 73% across core course requirements, and within that average core courses must be completed with a minimum grade achievement of C+ or 65%.
    • Core courses for applicants from the University of Toronto.
    • Core courses for applicants not from the University of Toronto.
  3. Evidence of initiative-taking, employability, volunteerism and/or community engagement.

What’s Needed to Apply


Maximum three pages summarizing your:
  1. Statement of Intent: Why you are applying to MAccFin, why you believe it’s right for you, and how you see it enabling your career launch strategy (250–300 words).
  2. Education: Post-secondary academic history.
  3. Employment experience: Co-op or internship experiences, other full-time or part-time employment.
  4. Other professional development activities and accomplishments, including certifications, training courses, extracurricular activities, competitions and conferences etc.
  5. Volunteerism and/or community engagement.
  6. Personal interests.


Scanned transcripts from all post-secondary programs attended must be uploaded at the time of application. Official transcripts can be submitted later.

Two Recommendations

Recommendations are like references. Identify two people (we call them referees) who can attest to the knowledge, skills and attributes you’ve demonstrated from your academic, employment, volunteerism or community engagement experiences. You simply specify whether the referee is supplying an academic, employment or other professional recommendation, add the name and contact information for each referee and we’ll email them a short survey to complete. If you completed your undergraduate degree at UTSC, we streamline the process for you.

International Applicants—Additional Application Requirements

  1. Completion of an appropriate Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent as assessed by the University of Toronto. Use the International Degree Equivalencies Tool to check which international credentials are required.
  2. In order to apply to the MAccFin program, your education must be appropriately recognized by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) in addition to the above eligibility criteria. CPA must assess your academic credentials and you must upload supporting documentation from the assessment at the time of application in order to be considered for the MAccFin program. Visit the CPA website for more information on academic assessments.
  3. If you require additional study to satisfy CPA core curriculum equivalency, you must complete it prior to application to MAccFin program. We will accept CPA-recognized courses completed only through accredited university-level programs, including those offered through the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. Please refer to information about these programs and courses available at CPA Ontario.
  4. Proof of English language proficiency through satisfactory performance on a standardized English language test, such as TOEFL and IELTS, if your qualifying education was not taught primarily in English.