Master of Accounting MAcc

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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.

Learn more about SAF's Student and Graduate Employment successes.

Academia Mentorship Program

The purpose of this mentorship program is to provide interested School of Accounting and Finance undergraduate and MAcc students with the opportunity to learn more about an academic career in audit, assurance, accounting information systems (AIS), or enterprise risk management (ERM). Specifically, the program will expose students to the research and teaching responsibilities of accounting professors in one (or more) of these areas and provide students with valuable information about the benefits and costs of pursuing a PhD in the applicable area(s). 

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.


MAcc Convocation 2021

On November 30th, Co-Directors Dan Rogozynski and David Ha hosted a celebration of the successes of this year's MAcc graduates virtually. The MAcc grads convocated with other Waterloo graduands at a Waterloo hosted virtual Convocation event on Saturday, October 23.

SAF celebrated the achievements and successes of the Fall 2021 MAcc Class. MC’d by the Co-Directors of the MAcc program, the virtual event was attended by faculty, staff, and 150+ of the graduating MAcc class. CONGRATULATIONS!