Western’s Accounting Programs receive CPA accreditation

Western University’s new Graduate Diploma in Accounting, in combination with the prerequisite accounting streams in Western’s BMOS undergraduate program, has received CPA accreditation. The first cohort of eligible BMOS graduates is expected to enter the Graduate Diploma in Accounting program in May 2016.

Accreditation by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) under the National CPA Recognition and Accreditation Standards allows graduates to enter directly into Capstone One of the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP).

“CPA accreditation provides our graduates with a head start as they work toward the CPA designation,” said Ann Bigelow, CPA, CA and Acting Chair of DAN Management and Organizational Studies. “We take a lot of pride in the successes of our graduates and we’re pleased to be able to provide them with the opportunity to begin rewarding careers as qualified CPAs even sooner than they thought possible.”

Students graduating from the BMOS Undergraduate degree alone will continue to enter the CPA PEP at Core 1.

More information about Western’s Graduate Diploma in Accounting is available at:

MEDIA CONTACT: Stephen Ledgley, Senior Media Relations Officer, Western University, sledgley@uwo.ca, 519-661-2111 x85283.

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CPA Ontario protects the public interest by ensuring its members meet the highest standards for integrity and expertise. CPA Ontario serves and supports its more than 80,000 members and approximately 20,000 students in their qualification and professional development in a wide range of senior positions in public accounting, business, finance, government, not-for-profits and academe. Certified General Accountants (CGAs), Certified Management Accountants (CMAs) and Chartered Accountants (CAs) are now unified under the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. Chartered Professional Accountants are valued by organizations of all types and sizes for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership. For information on the profession, visit cpaontario.ca. To become a CPA in Ontario, visit gocpaontario.ca.