Accounting

Graduate Diploma (GDip)



Program Websites


Program Contact

Stacey Hann (cpa@uwo.ca)

DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies

Western University
London, Ontario N6G 0N1

t. 519-661-2111 ext. 82750

The Graduate Diploma in Accounting program is designed to prepare undergraduates for entrance into CPA Canada’s Professional Education Program (PEP) at an advanced level and the ultimate completion of the non-work experience requirements of the CPA designation.

The diploma is offered by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies through the Ivey Business School (Ivey) and the DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies in the Faculty of Social Science (DAN).

For 2020, the DAN Program will run from May 1 - July 31; the Ivey Program will run from April 25 - July 24.

Program Length

  • 13 weeks

Program Design

  • Full-time study

Admission Requirements

  • For the 2020 offering, the DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies will consider any applicants that meet the admission requirements as indicated on this site: https://dan.uwo.ca/graduate/gdip_accounting/future_students/index.html.
  • Ivey Business School will only be accepting students from the Ivey program.
  • Achieved at least a 72 per cent average across required third and fourth year CPA courses taken at Western or other undergraduate institutions.

Additional Requirements

  • The Ivey Program requires a 250-word Statement of Interest.
  • The DAN Program requires a 250-word Statement of Interest and current Resumé.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants with two or more years of schooling at an English speaking University in an English speaking country are exempt from the requirements to provide evidence of English language proficiency. Other applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language by a satisfactory* achievement within the last two years in one of the following:

Students who are required to present evidence of proficiency in English must make their own arrangements to write the TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB or CAEL and to have the official results sent directly to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by the testing agency.

Other formal evidence of graduate level proficiency in English (as determined by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies) may be considered in lieu of these test scores. For the French and Spanish programs only, evidence of proficiency in English is a degree requirement but not a requirement for admission.

Application Deadline

2020 Session

  • Ivey Program deadline: February 28 - Acceptance notification by March 30
  • DAN Program deadline: January 31 - Acceptance notification by March 30