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Business Accountancy - Post-Graduate Certificate

Saskatchewan Polytechnic
40 weeks
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Business Accountancy - Post-Graduate Certificate

This post-graduate certificate program is designed to help students prepare for the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation. The program was developed from the CPA competency map that provides graduates with the opportunity to fill current and ongoing demand for accountants. You can apply to use your post-graduate certificate credits for standing toward the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

The Business Accountancy - Post-Graduate Certificate post-graduate certificate program is offered through the School of Business and takes place over three semesters at the Moose Jaw Campus.

Students will gain a deeper understanding of:

  • accounting practices and principles
  • accounting management
  • taxation
  • commercial law as it relates to finances and accounting

You'll develop the skills required to earn your CPA designation and grow your accounting career.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and international transfer credit are not available for this program.

Transfer credit will be assessed for equivalent post-graduate courses completed at a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution.

Admission requirements

  • A conferred bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • English Language Requirement

Meeting English Language Requirements

English is the language of instruction and examination at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. If your first or primary language is not English and/or your country is not exempt, you will need to provide evidence of your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. These skills are required to be successful in a Saskatchewan Polytechnic program.

Saskatchewan students graduating from Fransaskois and French Immersion high school programs are not required to meet further English Language Proficiency requirements.

The following tests are available at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Test Centres.

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Academic Module

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the school website.

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Program content


Semester 1

  • Introductory Financial Accounting 1
  • Introductory Financial Accounting 2
  • Business Communications
  • Commercial Law
  • Business Statistics

Semester 2

  • Intermediate Accounting 1
  • Cost Accounting 1
  • Auditing
  • Finance
  • Taxation 1

Semester 3

  • Intermediate Accounting 2
  • Taxation 2

Program delivery

Length and Start Date

  • Start Date(s): September
  • Length: 40 weeks
  • Locations : Moose Jaw


The Tuition fees for 2022/23 Academic Year: $13,700 (Semester 1, 2 and 3)

Please visit the school website for more information about tuition fees


Student Awards

Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.

Career paths

This program helps those with degrees develop their skills and grow their knowledge in order to acquire the CPA designation. This program will help students contribute to the growing economy of many countries around the world.

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is recognized around the world for our international engagement and development projects. With campuses located in the province's four largest cities (Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon), and through extensive distance education opportunities, we offer career-focused, applied education...

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic

1130 Idylwyld Dr.
S7K 3R5 Saskatoon Saskatchewan

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