Western’s new Graduate Diploma in Accounting, in combination with the prerequisite accounting streams in Western’s Business Management and Organizational Studies (BMOS) undergraduate program, has received Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) accreditation. The first cohort of eligible BMOS graduates is expected to enter the Graduate Diploma in Accounting program in May 2016.
Accreditation by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) under the National CPA Recognition and Accreditation Standards allows graduates to enter directly into Capstone One of the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP).
“CPA accreditation provides our graduates with a head start as they work toward the CPA designation,” said Ann Bigelow, CPA, CA and acting chair of DAN Management and Organizational Studies. “We take a lot of pride in the successes of our graduates and we’re pleased to be able to provide them with the opportunity to begin rewarding careers as qualified CPAs even sooner than they thought possible.”
Students graduating from the BMOS undergraduate degree alone will continue to enter the CPA PEP at Core 1.