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Brock University’s Goodman School of Business has become the first business school in Ontario to be accredited at the Master’s level by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) under the new National CPA Accreditation Program.
The achievement means graduates of Goodman’s CPA-accredited program get direct access to the CPA Common Final Evaluation (CFE) FE, which is the national qualifying evaluation for CPA designation.
The accreditation was given for Goodman’s proposed CPA pathways, delivered through a combination of the Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) and Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree programs, based on its substantial equivalence to the new CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). Students enrolled in the accredited CPA Pathway will also be able to complete paid co-op work terms with public accounting firms, government agencies and public and private sector companies while completing the BAcc component.
The CPA accreditation builds on Goodman’s longstanding relationship and the BAcc’s legacy accreditation with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (CA designation) and the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario (CMA designation). Goodman’s success with both these legacy bodies, and its reputation as a leader in accounting education, makes Brock uniquely poised to ensure success for students seeking the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.