Accounting, Short Course | Queen's University | Kingston, Canada
3 months
16995 CAD/full
11185 CAD/full
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Smith School of Business’s Graduate Diploma in Accounting offered by Queen's University is the first and best program to prepare you for the CPA designation and a thriving business career.


The Graduate Diploma in Accounting from Queen's University fast-tracks your progress to the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation and establishes an outstanding foundation for your career in business.

Power of Accounting Specialization

  • An accounting specialization opens a wide range of career options – from the big accounting firms, to financial services, technology companies, start-ups, not-for-profits, private equity, investment banking and much more.
  • Smith School of Business has a proven track record in preparing recent business undergraduates for their professional designation. Over the last five years, graduates have achieved a pass rate unprecedented in Canada for first time writers - a five-year average in excess of 90 percent.
  • The CPA is the most highly prized and recognized accounting designation in Canada.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting Theory
  • Income Tax Practice: Corporate and Individual
  • Information Systems Control, Management and Audit 
  • Audit Effectiveness: An Evidential Approach 
  • Integration and Analysis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 3 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A relevant undergraduate degree from a recognized university.
  • Completion of an online application.
  • A copy of your transcripts (official or unofficial) showing completion of, or current enrollment in, the following university level courses (or equivalents).
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate that their previous academic experience has provided the "enabling competencies" as set out by the CPA Canada.

Tuition Fee

To always see correct tuition fees
  • International

    16995 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16995 CAD for the full programme during 3 months.
  • National

    11185 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11185 CAD for the full programme during 3 months.

Living costs for Kingston

1015 - 1615 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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