MAccFin Degree Program Structure

The Master of Accounting and Finance (MAccFin) program is Canada’s first and only graduate degree of its kind. Offered to a cohort of fewer than 50 students at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), MAccFin delivers a personalized educational experience over 12 months of academic study plus one co-op employment term that simultaneously offers you a direct path toward three optional professional designations—CPA, CFA, and ACCA—recognized in Canada and globally. Unlock a world of opportunity at the intersections of accounting and finance.

Pathways to CPA, ACCA and CFA Accreditation

  • MAccFin will earn you CPA advanced standing and will exempt you from 10 ACCA exams.
  • CFA exam preparation is built into our finance curriculum based on the Candidate Body of Knowledge administered by the CFA Institute.
  • MAccFin also includes up to four months of qualifying work experience for these credentials.
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Your MAccFin Experience

Professional Engagement

  • Build strong relationships with your colleagues, professors and advisors.
  • Experience our personalized three-month MAccFin Professional Development Program.
  • Get mentored by an alumnus.
  • Meet professionals and explore the intersections of accounting and finance employment.
  • Grow your professional network.
  • Train for CFA Level 1 exam.

Academic Study

  • Strategy, Governance and Management Accounting
  • Economics and Quantitative Methods
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Leadership (6 weeks)
  • Data Analytics
  • Integration Analysis (6 weeks)

Professional Engagement

  • Dig deeper into the intersections of accounting and finance and discover unique opportunities in public practice, corporate finance, capital markets and other financial services.
  • Apply to exclusive MAccFin co-op jobs and secure your role for the next term.
  • Network with alumni and learn from their success.
  • Apply what you’ve learned in a multi-campus case competition.
  • Give back and get involved in the MAccFin and UTSC Management community: be an ambassador or a mentor, contribute to a club or program initiative.

Academic Study

  • Advanced Topics in Financial Reporting
  • Advanced Topics in Assurance
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Financial Statement Analysis and Equity Valuation
  • Derivatives
  • Business Development Strategy and Sales (6 weeks)
  • Critical Thinking and Decision Making (6 weeks)

Professional Co-op Experience

  • Apply and integrate your knowledge and skills on the job.
  • Get paid for your hard work.
  • Get feedback from your employer and gain the experience to lead.
  • Reflect on what you learned from the co-op experience and what it means going forward.

Professional Engagement

  • Lock in the first full-time job that will launch your career.
  • Support others in the community, make an impact.
  • Experience the CPA mentorship program technical training and CPA exam preparation.
  • Get trained for, and consider writing, CFA Level 2.
  • Celebrate your success!

Academic Study

  • Current Issues in Accounting and Assurance
  • Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Fixed Income
  • Integration Analysis – Board Report
  • Advanced Seminar in Accounting and Finance: Learn from the pros

Integrative Learning

  • Complete our Integrated Case Writing course (weekend).
  • Plan for your career entry.