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Here is the typical path to the McGill GCPA Program 

(as of Aug. 2018)

Step 1 - U0 and U1

U0: Complete as Normal
Complete U0 as if you were taking any other major. If you have some advanced standing credit, jump to #3.


U1: MGCR 211 & Declare
We recommend that you complete MGCR 211 - Intro to financial accounting in your first semester, or earlier if possible. Also, head to Minerva to declare your major in accounting! 
Advanced Standing
If you are lucky enough to have advanced standing, between 6 to 24 credits worth, we recommend that you take MGCR 211 earlier, and take MGCR 341 as early as possible
Change of Plans? 
Don't worry if you did not follow the U0 or U1 instructions exactly. There's plenty of time to change majors and still graduate on time. 

Step 2 - U2 and U3

Accounting Major

ACCT 351 Intermediate Financial Accounting 1
ACCT 352 Intermediate Financial Accounting 2 
ACCT 361 Management Accounting
ACCT 362 Cost Accounting
ACCT 385 Principles of Taxation
ACCT 455 Development of Accounting Thought

ACCT 354 Financial Statement Analysis

ACCT 401 Sustainability & Environmental Accounting

ACCT 434 Topics in Accounting 
ACCT 452 Financial Reporting & Valuation 
ACCT 453 Advanced Financial Accounting
ACCT 454 Financial Reporting 
ACCT 463 Management Control 
ACCT 471 Non-Profit Accounting
ACCT 475 Principles of Auditing
ACCT 476 Internal Auditing
ACCT 477 External Auditing
ACCT 486 Tax 2


 







"Accounting Major" indicates the list of courses available for an accounting major. In bold are required courses.

"Combined List" indicates the list of courses you absolutely need in order to be qualified for the McGill GCPA Program.
Combined List of Courses for McGill GCPA Program
ACCT 351 Intermediate Financial Accounting 1
ACCT 352 Intermediate Financial Accounting 2
ACCT 361 Management Accounting
ACCT 362 Cost Accounting
ACCT 385 Principles of Taxation
ACCT 453 Advanced Financial Accounting
ACCT 463 Management Control
ACCT 475 Principles of Auditing
ACCT 455 Development of Accounting Thought
ACCT 486 Business Taxation 2
BUSA 364 Business Law 1
FINE 342 Corporate Finance

Sounds complicated? We summarized the path for you. 
By completing these 4 sets, you're set!

MGCR 211 and 341

Core Courses

ACCT 351

Intermediate Financial Accounting 1

ACCT 352

Intermediate Financial Accounting 2

U3 Accounting Courses

ACCT 453, 455, 475

MGCR 211 and 341

Core Courses

ACCT 361

Cost Accounting

ACCT 362

Management Accounting

ACCT 463

Management Control

MGCR 211 and 341

Core Courses

ACCT 385

Principles of Taxation

ACCT 486

Business Taxation 2

MGCR 341

Intro to Finance

FINE 342

Corporate Finance

U1

Must Be Completed Before

BUSA 364

Business Law
Basically, you must take 10 courses in accounting to receive your accounting major. 9 of these courses can count towards the GCPA program admissions requirement at McGill (ACCT455 is a requirement for the major, but not for the GCPA). In addition, to these 10 courses, you must take BUSA 364 and FINE 342 in order to meet the admissions requirement. This means that between your U2 and U3 years, you must take 12 courses in total. A list of these courses is above under the 'Combined' section. 
I want to go above and beyond, and take a concentration or another major. Can I? 
Of course! But be aware it may extend your time at school
A Classic Combo
Finance Concentration

You can graduate in three years (U1 to U3) or four years (U0 to U3). Take your 12 Core Courses, 12 Accounting Courses, 4 additional FINE courses, and 2 Non-Management Electives.

Accounting & Finance
Double Major

A double major is possible! Check with your Bcom advisor on Bronfman's 1st floor to plan out your path.

More details about an Accounting Major

Take a look at the Desautels GCPA Brochure

Continuing Education


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