Welcome to the SAF Graduate Programs
All of our programs provide students with the technical, analytical, evaluative, and communication skills needed to prepare for successful careers in public accounting, finance, industry, government and not-for-profit sectors.
Our graduate programs include:
Master of Accounting (MAcc)
To be eligible for the Master of Accounting program, you must have graduated from the University of Waterloo, School of Accounting and Finance programs.
Your path to the CPA designation requires the completion of prerequisite education and professional program requirements.
Your AFM or Math/CPA or Biotech/CPA + MAcc degree fulfills...
- the CPA academic prerequisites
- up to 16 months of the required 30 months of relevant CPA practical work experience
- the 2 CPA core integration modules
- 2 professional areas of study. All 4 CPA elective modules are offered during your MAcc program.
- the 2 CPA capstone modules
Your SAF undergraduate and MAcc degrees will prepare you for professional accreditation. MAcc students can gain depth in career areas such as business valuations, forensic accounting, taxation, and finance to give you a career "head start". Take advantage of your MAcc courses to explore and discover potential career interests that will open doors to your financial management career.
Prospective MAcc students can learn more about admission and degree requirements by visiting the MAcc Academic Calendar.
NOTE: The MAcc is not open to students who have completed an undergraduate degree outside of the School of Accounting and Finance.
Current MAcc students can access the 2018 Program Information Guide in the MAcc Community Group on LEARN.
Master of Taxation
The Master of Taxation (MTax) program is an innovative graduate program, that reaches across the learning spectrum connecting skills and knowledge from each course, the program as a whole, and work-related activities. It is designed using an exclusive learning model to foster the development of unique strengths and qualities that distinctly position our graduates as valued professionals in the Canadian tax community.
PhD in Accounting
Doctoral studies in accounting combine a substantive knowledge of an area of accounting (auditing and assurance, financial accounting, management accounting, and taxation) with in-depth knowledge of a base discipline and associated research methods. The University of Waterloo’s School of Accounting and Finance can provide doctoral training in research that is based on economic theory, empirical economics, behavioural science, and other methodologies.
Master of Quantitative Finance (MQF)
The Master of Quantitative Finance (MQF) program focuses on the fundamental disciplines of mathematics, statistics, econometrics, computer science and finance. It provides the analytical tools to solve practical problems in the complex and rapidly evolving world of today's financial industry.