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

SAF Alumni on the CFE Honour Roll 

SAF alumni have distinguished themselves on the Common Final Examination (CFE) Honour Roll, formerly the Uniform Final Examination (UFE). The honour roll recognizes individuals with exceptional scores on the three day CPA certification exam. 

CFE Honour Roll Alumni Recipients

Career focused

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.

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Prospective students

Prospective MAcc students can learn more about admission and degree requirements by visiting the MAcc Academic Calendar. Each fall term, SAF students in their 4B term will be added to a MAcc Community Group on LEARN where they will be notified of important details and deadlines for the upcoming MAcc program.

NOTE: The MAcc is not open to students who have completed an undergraduate degree outside of the School of Accounting and Finance.