Academic Director: S. Ahmed Email: mgmtss@utsc.utoronto.ca

This Program is designed students interested in acquiring a concentrated core of accounting and related knowledge that is required to become a professional accountant. It provides a solid foundation to prepare students to become Chartered Professional Accountants after graduation. In addition, the Specialist Program provides students with the personal and professional attributes necessary to build a successful career in senior management.

The Program encompasses topics such as introductory to advanced financial and managerial accounting, assurance, taxation, economics, and finance. There is also a range of more advanced electives which cover topics and competencies that incorporate critical thinking and ethical decision making.

Enrolment Requirements
Enrolment in this Program is limited.

1. Students enrolling directly from high school are admitted on the basis of academic performance. They must have completed Grade 12 English and Grade 12 Calculus.

Course Guidelines for Students Admitted to B.B.A. Programs Directly from High School Students must complete the following courses in their first year of study: MGTA05H3, MGEA02H3, MGEA06H3, MATA32H3, MATA33H3, MGAB01H3, MGAB02H3, MGMA01H3 and MGTA35H3.

2. Students requesting admission after first year must request ONLY ONE Management Subject POSt on ACORN. Students may apply at the end of the Winter semester and/or at the end of the Summer semester. Application for admission will be considered only for the round during which the student has made the Subject POSt request.

The minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) for Program admission is calculated for each application period, and is based on University of Toronto courses only. Decisions are made when all grades have been received.

Students must have completed the following courses (or their equivalent): MGTA01H3, MGTA02H3, MGEA02H3, MGEA06H3, MATA32H3, and MATA33H3. [ MATA32H3 and MATA33H3] are strongly recommended, however [ MATA29H3/​A30H3/A31H3 and MATA35H3/​A36H3/A37H3] may also be used to satisfy the calculus requirement. None of the courses listed above (or their equivalent) can be designated as CR/NCR. Of the total credits that students have completed when they apply, at least 4.0 credits just in University of Toronto courses that have been graded (i.e., not designated as CR/NCR). Students may apply until they have completed up to 10.0 credits. Students who have completed more than 10.0 credits will not be considered for admission to the Program.

In order to remain in the Program, students must maintain a CGPA of 2.0 or higher after having attempted at least 4.0 credits. Students whose CGPA falls below 2.0 will be removed from the Program. Students removed from the program for this reason may request re-instatement if they complete at least 2.0 credits (none of which can be designated as CR/NCR) in the following session and raise their CGPA to at least 2.0. This opportunity will be provided only once.

Program Requirements
The Program requires the completion of 16.5 to 17.5 credits as part of a twenty-credit B.B.A. degree.

Note: A single course may only be used once to fulfill one of the following requirements:

1. (7.0 to 8.0 credits, depending on the combination of courses completed):
MGMA01H3 Principles of Marketing
MGTA05H3 Foundations of Business Management or [ MGTA01H3 and MGTA02H3]
[ MGTA35H3 Management Communications for non Co-op or MGTA36H3 Management Communications for Co-op]
MGAB01H3 Introductory Financial Accounting l
MGAB02H3 Introductory Financial Accounting ll
MGAB03H3 Introductory Management Accounting
MGFB10H3 Principles of Finance
MGHB02H3 Managing People and Groups in Organizations
MGHB12H3 Human Resource Management
MGMB01H3 Marketing Management
MGFC10H3 Intermediate Finance
MGHC02H3 Management Skills
MGOC10H3 Analysis for Decision Making
MGOC20H3 Operations Management: A Mathematical Approach

2. (1.0 credit):
[ MATA32H3 and MATA33H3] strongly recommended, or
[ MATA30H3/​A31H3 and MATA35H3/​A36H3/A37H3]

3. (4.0 credits):
MGEA02H3 Introduction to Microeconomics: A Mathematical Approach
MGEA06H3 Introduction to Macroeconomics: A Mathematical Approach
MGEB02H3 Price Theory: A Mathematical Approach
MGEB06H3 Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach
MGEB11H3 Quantitative Methods in Economics l
MGEB12H3 Quantitative Methods in Economics ll
1.0 credit at the C-level in Economics for Management Studies courses [excluding MGEC91H3, MGEC92H3, and MGEC93H3]

4. (4.0 credits):
MGAC01H3 Intermediate Financial Accounting l
MGAC02H3 Intermediate Financial Accounting ll
MGAC03H3 Intermediate Management Accounting
MGSC30H3 The Legal Environment of Business l
MGAC50H3 Canadian Income Taxation l
MGAC70H3 Management Information Systems
MGAC10H3 Auditing
MGAD70H3 Advanced Accounting Case Analysis: A Capstone Course

5. At least one D-level course (0.5 credit) from:
MGAD20H3 Advanced Auditing
MGAD40H3 Management Control Systems
MGAD45H3 Corporate Governance and Strategy: CPA Perspective
MGAD50H3 Advanced Financial Accounting
MGAD65H3 Canadian Income Taxation II


1. In selecting options and electives, students should refer to the guidelines for program breadth and depth found in tsection 6A.2 (Degree Requirements) of this Calendar.

2. The Chartered Professional Accountancy (CPA) requirements:
Students interested in the CPA designation must also complete: MGAD40H3/​( MGTD54H3) Management Control Systems, MGAD50H3/​( MGTD50H3) Advanced Financial Accounting, MGAD65H3/​( MGAC60H3) Canadian Income Taxation II, MGAD20H3/​( MGTD61H3) Advanced Auditing and MGAD45H3/​( MGSC40H3) Corporate Governance and Strategy: CPA Perspective.

Students are strongly advised to refer to the CPA Ontario website. This website will have the designation's specified minimum grade and the updated program requirements. It is imperative that students check the following link regularly for current information: http://www.cpaontario.ca/Students/CPAcertification/PreReqEdu/1014page18269.aspx