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Professional Master's Diploma in Accounting

Program Overview

The Professional Master’s Diploma (PMDip) in Accounting is designed to enable TRSM Accounting graduates to advance their professional careers and work towards the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

The Professional Master’s Diploma in Accounting consists of four 12-week courses and a capstone course delivered in two 6 week modules. The diploma will offer courses covering Taxation, Auditing and Assurance, Financial and Management Accounting, Performance Management and Financial Analysis.

This master’s diploma in Accounting is accredited by CPA Ontario and will allow students to fulfil the Core and Elective* components of CPA Professional Education Program (PEP). Upon successful completion of the program, students can move directly to the CPA PEP Capstone modules and, ultimately, write the National Common Final Examination (CFE).

The program will employ active learning, guest speakers, and extensive use of case studies, discussions and projects consistent with graduate education in Accounting.

* Please Note: Two courses (Financial Statement Analysis and Valuations & Management Accounting) are under review by CPA Ontario to be exempt from the Finance and Performance Management Electives, respectively, in the CPA PEP.


Study Plan


The curriculum of the diploma consists of the following graduate level courses:

Advanced Financial Accounting

This course is grounded in Financial Accounting and Financial Reporting processes, and covers both routine and non-routine transactions and disclosures, at the highest level expected in the CPA competency map.

Advanced Auditing and Assurance

This course will deepen students’ knowledge and skills developed in prior courses by focusing on how professional accountants deal with assurance, accounting, tax and other management issues in practical situations.

Management Accounting

Using an ongoing immersive case, students will further their abilities to use key management analytical tools to identify, analyze and make recommendations on challenging issues identified in an organization.

Financial Statement Analysis and Valuations

This course begins with a review of financial statement analysis before exploring the major valuation methodologies in use today. Market-based, income-based and adjusted-net-value approaches will be covered.


* This course is under review by CPA Ontario to be exempt from the Finance and Performance Management Electives in the CPA PEP.

Accounting Taxation Integration

This course will further develop the tax knowledge and identification of tax-issue skills through the use of complex cases to simulate real-world experience. Additionally the course will be on developing the skills to approach a multi-subject case. Emphasis in the cases will be on identifying the stated and implied issues, analyzing each issue and making sound ethical recommendations, while considering the impacts on all stakeholders.


Note to students pursuing the CPA Designation: You are encouraged to visit the CPA Ontario website to see CPA National Recognition and Accreditation Standards for Post-Secondary Institutions.

Credential: Professional Master's Diploma

Program Type: Graduate (Full-time)

Program Length: 5 courses (12 weeks)

Start Date: May 2018


Telephone: (416) 542-5872

Admission Information

  1. Bachelor’s Degree: Completion of a four-year Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University in the School of Accounting and Finance, Accounting major or Business Management, Accounting major.
  2. Minimum B Average: A minimum B (73% or above) average in the last 2 years of university study (Including post-graduate university programs).
  3. English Language Proficiency Score: An English language proficiency score for applicants who have degrees from institutions in which English is not the language of instruction or examination. The minimum score requirement for the Ryerson MBA program is: TOEFL: 100, IELTS: 7.5, MELAB: 90, PTE 68, which will also be the requirement for the PMD.

    Please visit the Graduate Studies website for more information and a list of accepted tests and scores.
Admission Process

At Ryerson, all graduate applications are submitted online. Submitting a complete application package is a two-part process. You can read details about the process on our graduate studies site

  1. Submit your application through OUAC
  2. Upload your documents. All post-secondary transcripts (scanned copies) must be submitted with your application.

The system is easy-to-use and saves you time. The online system is mandatory; paper applications mailed to the Graduate Admissions and Recruitment Office will not be accepted.

Application Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:  The application deadline to start May 2018 is March 2nd, 2018.


International Applicants:  The application deadline to start May 2018 is January 12th, 2018.

Tuition Fees

 Domestic Tuition for 2017-18:  $6,500.00*


International Tuition for 2017-18:  $15,854.65*


*Plus ancillary fees for the program. Fees subject to change. 

Please check the Yeates School of Graduate Studies fees page for updates.

Diploma Registration

Participants may be registered in only one Graduate program at any one time.