Concordia CPA Admission Requirements

Requirements for candidature

  • Bachelor Degree with a minimum GPA 3.0/4.3
  • Prerequisites courses with a minimum grade B-
  • Prerequisites courses without a minimum grade of B-

Prerequisites with minimum grade of B-

  • ACCO 310: Financial Reporting I
  • ACCO 320: Financial Reporting II
  • ACCO 420: Financial Reporting III
  • ACCO 425: Financial Reporting IV (only required if ACCO 420 was completed prior to FALL 2017. Students who complete ACCO 420 after summer 2017 are not required to complete 425)
  • ACCO 330: Cost and Management Accounting
  • ACCO 435: Integrative Management Accounting Cases
  • ACCO 360: Assurance Services (Beginning FALL 2017. Students who have completed ACCO 450 with the minimum letter grade requirement are not required to complete ACCO 360)
  • ACCO 465: Advanced Assurance Services
  • ACCO 340: Income Taxation in Canada
  • ACCO 440: Advanced Taxation

Prerequisites without minimum grade of B-

  • COMM 215: Business Statistics
  • COMM 217: Financial Accounting
  • COMM 305: Managerial Accounting
  • COMM 226: Management Information Systems
  • COMM 308: Introduction to Finance
  • COMM 315: Business Law and Ethics
  • COMM 401: Strategy and Competition
  • ECON 201: Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON 203: Introduction to Macroeconomics


  1. Courses must be completed in a Canadian University
  2. Students who have not completed the required courses can complete them in the Bachelor in Commerce degree or as part of the Certificate in Accountancy Program
  3. Prerequisites without minimum grade of B- are required to open a file with the CPA Order
  4. Courses in the list will be assessed for exemption upon application to the CPA program
  5. ACCO 400 is not a required course for admissions to the CPA program, however, it is required to complete the Bachelor in Commerce degree
  6. Prerequisites are subject to change without notice


You can review the CPA programs requirements and further application procedures HERE

For any questions concerning the CPA program, please contact

It should also be noted that 24 credits from the Concordia program are transferable when completing an MBA. This means that to receive an MBA from Concordia only an additional 6 credits is required.