Master of Business Administration (CPA Stream) in Canada at SMU




University Saint Mary’s University (SMU)
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Type Public
Program Type Full-time
Program Delivary On campus
Language English
Program Duration 1 year
Students 7,000
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Detailed Information of Master of Business Administration (CPA Stream) in Canada at Saint Mary’s University

Program Overview for Master of Business Administration (CPA Stream) in Canada:

The ever-increasing demands of the ever-changing work environment continue to increase the knowledge demands of future business professionals. The full-time Sobey MBA (CPA Stream) course has been modified to continue to meet the requirements specified by the Canadian CPA. In addition, it also provides strategic focus on key business areas such as marketing, data analysis, information systems, business strategy, project management, and business consulting, all of which are in high demand in today's dynamic business environment.

The MBA (CPA Stream) has been re-certified by the Nova Scotia Chartered Professional Accountant and complies with the standards set by the National Standards for the National Accreditation and Certification of Certified Public Accountants in Canada.

This 12-month, 14-course course aims to combine the breadth of the MBA program and the ability of CPAs with concentrated learning in the fields of financial management accounting, management accounting, and performance management. Sobey MBA (CPA Stream) graduates can completely exempt the core 1, core 2, performance management elective courses, and financial elective courses of the CPA PEP course. Graduates can enter CPA Capstone One directly from the CPA PEP program.

About Sobey

Sobey Business School has a purposeful impact by actively allowing our students to learn and connect with the business world. Our accounting professors and courses enjoy a high reputation in the Atlantic region. Here you will find opportunities for research, collaboration, and mobilization of knowledge. Responsible management is critical to us, which is why Sobey School signed the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). AACSB accredits us, and only 5% of business schools in the world have received this honor.

Sobey Career Services

In a recent survey of our 2013 MBA classes (including MBACMA graduates), 100% of respondents said they were employed within one year after graduation. Their average salary increased by 55% of the salary they earned after entering the program.

Get expert advice on honing interview skills, connecting with potential employers, and building a career at Sobey Career Services. We provide professional development seminars, personalized career advice, expert advisory courses, and mentoring plans.

Services for Students

We offer a wide range of tools and resources to help you:

  • Define your career goals
  • Build a strong network
  • Develop effective job search skills
  • Take part in valuable internships and networking events
  • Benefit from personalized career coaching.

The eligibility for Master of Business Administration (CPA Stream) in Canada for both domestic and international student is:

  • An undergraduate degree (usually a Business degree) from a recognized university with at least a B average (3.0 GPA) or equivalent with a specific focus on the last two years' study GPA.
  • Successful completion of the course equivalency of the CPA profession's entry-level pre-professional accounting education requirements (PREP) as outlined by the prevailing Canadian CPA competency map. The minimum acceptable grade in these prerequisite courses is a C with an overall minimum average of C+. A contingent acceptance is possible where students submit an acceptable plan to complete the required PREP course(s).
  • You must be a (student) member in good standing of a provincial CPA professional body. 
  • A GMAT score is not normally required. 
  • At least one year of work experience in a business-related field is preferred. 

Additional Documents Required:

  1. Supplemental Form
  2. Letter of Intent 
  3. A current CV/Resume. Chronological resume preferred.
  4. Transcripts: We will accept uploaded unofficial transcripts for evaluation purposes. Applicants must upload a grading scale with their unofficial transcripts. Successful applicants will be required to submit official final transcripts. 
  5. Two (2) Recommendation Forms, one of which should be from an academic source.

These are the test eligibilities for the Master of Business Administration (CPA Stream) to qualify.

The English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements for Master of Business Administration (CPA Stream) in Canada: are:

N.B: ELP is not mandatory for all international students. You could apply without ELP if your previous degree's medium of instruction were in English. Students of Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, for example, are not required to take the ELP test.

The scholarships available for the Master of Business Administration (CPA Stream) are:


CA$10,000.00
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Steele MTEI Scholarships is given to both domestic and international students

CA$2,000.00
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Sammy Ho Scholarship is available to international students only at the MTEI program.

CA$50,000.00
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Canadian citizens or permanent residents entering the MBA program in the Sobey School of Business as ful…

The international student tuition fees and costs for Master of Business Administration (CPA Stream) in Canada.

Items Costs
Application Fees CA$110.00
Tuition Fees CA$43,000.00 for whole program
Living Cost $10,800.00/year
($900.00/month)
Student Earning CA$16,064.00/year
You will earn CA$16,064.00/year by working (20h/week * 4 weeks * 8 months * CAD 12.55/h) + (40h/week * 4 weeks * 4 months * CAD 12.55/h) at minimum wage of CA$12.55/hour.

The domestic student tuition fees and costs for Master of Business Administration (CPA Stream) in Canada.

Items Costs
Application Fees CA$110.00
Tuition Fees CA$29,000.00 for whole program
Living Cost $10,800.00/year
($900.00/month)
Student Earning CA$16,064.00/year
This is just an estimate. You don't have any work hour limit. You will earn CA$16,064.00/year by working (20h/week * 4 weeks * 8 months * CAD 12.55/h) + (40h/week * 4 weeks * 4 months * CAD 12.55/h) at minimum wage of CA$12.55/hour.

Entrance scholarships of $4,000 (10 available) apply early for scholarship consideration.

Recruitment and Admissions
Sobey School of Business, Graduate Programs
Sobey Building, Saint Mary's University
902-420-5010
info.sobeygrad@smu.ca

David Bateman, CPA, CA
MBA (CPA Stream) Director

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