Mathematics/Chartered Professional Accountancy

Really understand the numbers

In this one-of-a-kind program, you’ll cover all the fundamentals of a standard accounting program — plus you’ll take a deep dive into mathematics.

It’s the perfect foundation for a career as a chartered accountant or a management accountant. You’ll learn from world-recognized professors in the only professionally accredited Chartered Professional Accountancy program in Ontario that leads to a Bachelor of Mathematics (BMath) degree.

Then, you’ll put your knowledge to work during four co-op work terms, gaining valuable real-world experience that can be counted toward your CPA designation. You’ll graduate with a unique degree and ready for a high-impact career as a CPA.

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Admission requirements

Ontario students: six Grade 12U and/or M courses including

  • Advanced Functions
  • Calculus and Vectors
  • Any Grade 12U English
  • One other 4U course

Recommended courses: Grade 11U Introduction to Computer Science, Grade 12M Principles of Financial Accounting

Admission averages: Individual selection from the high 80s

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We strongly encourage you to participate in the Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest and/or the Euclid Mathematics Contest to enhance your admissions status.

To be considered for entrance scholarships in the Faculty of Mathematics, you must write one or both of the contests. If you complete both contests, we'll use the results of the contest in which you performed best.

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Annie’s strong background in both mathematics and accounting led her to rewarding accounting co-op positions, where she was able to make valued contributions to her team in the tasks and projects they were given.

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Once you graduate, spend just eighth months taking the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree and you’ll be ready to write the Common Final Examination.

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