MAccFin Degree Program Structure

The MAccFin program is delivered as 16 consecutive months of study and co-op experience starting in May. The program follows a lock-step model, which fosters a collaborative environment, ripe for galvanizing your life-long network of colleagues. Academic terms 1 and 2 are spent completing graduate coursework followed by your co-op term (four months). You will return to course work for your third and final academic term to earn your credentials and launch your career.

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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.

MAccFin Degree Pathways

“The CPA and CFA designations are like bread and butter, they complement each other well without diminishing one another. And when used together, it provides a broader view of the business world.” - Stehpen Co (CPA, CFA), Chief Financial Officer, CAPREIT


Your MAccFin Experience

Term 1 (May–August)

Professional Engagement

  • Build strong relationships with your colleagues, professors and advisors
  • Experience our personalized three-month MAccFin Professional Development Program
  • Be mentored by a recent MAccFin grad
  • 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
  • Data Analytics
  • Integration Analysis

Term 2 (September–December)

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
  • Critical Thinking and Decision Making

Co-op Term (January–April)

Professional Co-op Experience

  • Apply and integrate your knowledge and skills on the job
  • Get paid for your hard work
  • Receive 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

Integrative Learning

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

Term 3 (May–August)

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 industry professionals