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MAccFin Degree Program Structure

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The MAccFin is a professional Master's degree offered exclusively on a full-time basis and completed over 16 consecutive months (four academic terms) starting annually every May.

  • Students must complete 17 courses totaling 8.5 Full Course Equivalents (FCEs).
  • Among the FCEs, 0.5 is dedicated to a co-op internship.
  • Terms 1 and 2 will be spent completing course work (eight months) followed by a co-op internship term (four months).
  • Students will return to course work for their fourth and final term in order to complete their degree requirements.

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Our program ​follows a lock-step or cohort model to help you build a lifelong network of colleagues.

MAccFin Course Sequence

Term 1 (May–August)

MAF1001H Advanced Topics in Financial Reporting

Provides students with a deeper understanding of the complex financial reporting issues in today’s ever-changing environment. A specific focus is placed on developing the ability to interpret and critically evaluate generally accepted accounting principles.

MAF1002H Strategy, Governance and Management Accounting

Examines the increasing importance of management accounting in an organization and its contributions to the strategic management process and explores current research in the areas of strategy, ethics and governance, sustainability and accountability.  

MAF2001H Economics and Quantitative Methods

Develops a comprehensive understanding of statistical concepts, techniques, and statistical inference in the context of investment decision making process. 

MAF2002H Advanced Corporate Finance

Examines the issues and tools related to making sound investing, financing, and liquidity management decisions, and how these decisions interact with other business decisions.

MAF2003H Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management I

Focuses on the investment decision-making process from the perspective of portfolio managers. Topics covered include the theories and practices in creating, maintaining, and evaluating the performance of investment portfolios.

MAF4001H Advanced Seminar in Accounting and Finance I

This seminar series introduces students to major issues facing the accounting and financial industries. Experienced financial professionals from diverse backgrounds will speak about their experience in applying their knowledge to pressing issues relating past, present and future changes in the industry.

Note: This is a credit/non-cred course used to encourage leadership and professional development int he workplace. 

MAF5001H Technical Update in Financial and Management Accounting

This course provides an overview on key foundation knowledge in financial and managerial accounting concepts for our students enrolled in the MAccFin program.

Note: This is a credit/non-credit course used to encourage leadership and professional development int he workplace. 

MAF5002H Finance Capstone Course I

This capstone course offers an applied approach to the topics covered in the finance courses offered in the program. The course links the learning outcomes of the MAccFin's finance courses and its industry applications.

Note: This is a credit/non-credit course used to encourage leadership and professional development int he workplace. 

Term 2 (September–December)

MAF1003H Advanced Topics in Assurance

Explores assurance concepts and theory designed to enhance the reliability of information including current research in the area of assurance, ethics and governance. This course integrates other areas of business as they relate to assurance engagements.

MAF1004H Advanced Taxation

This course covers ethical issues encountered by income tax practitioners. Students apply the income tax rules to minimize the income tax burden for Canadian taxpayers earning business and property income in Canada and foreign jurisdictions.  

MAF2004H Financial Statement Analysis and Equity Valuation

Students will learn how to analyze a company’s financial statements in depth, assess its financial reporting quality, and estimate its fair equity value.

MAF2005H Derivatives

This course has four components: valuation techniques and models, the valuation and application of more advanced securities, numerical valuation techniques, and the practical aspect of the derivatives markets. 

MAF2006H Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management II

Covers topics including portfolio risk management, portfolio performance evaluation and attribution, behavioural finance, and various types of alternative investments. This course employs case studies extensively with emphasis adhering to ethical standards when dealing with clients.

MAF3005H Integration Analysis – Critical Thinking & Decision Making I

Students will use case studies to address real life business scenarios that require integration across all areas of Management with focus on accounting and finance

MAF4002H – Advanced Seminar in Accounting and Finance II

This is the continuation of the Advanced Seminar in Accounting and Finance I (MAF4001H).  Invited experienced financial professionals from diverse sectors/backgrounds will speak about the current issues facing the accounting and financial industries and address future trends in the industry.

Note: This is a credit/non-credit course used to encourage leadership and professional development int he workplace. 

MAF5003H – Finance Capstone Course II 

This capstone course is a continuation of MAF5002H and offers an applied approach to the topics covered in the finance courses offered in the program. The course links the learning outcomes of the MAccFin's finance courses and its industry applications.

Note: This is a credit/non-credit course used to encourage leadership and professional development int he workplace. 

Term 3 (January–April)

Full-time, paid co-op internship. A sample of employers who hire MAccFin students:

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Term 4 (May–August)

MAF1005H Current Issues in Accounting and Assurance

Explores issues in accounting and assurance by examining leading research. Topics covered include the use of non-GAAP measures, changes to auditor reporting and the impact of technology on auditing. 

MAF2007H Fixed Income

Delineates the important concepts, markets valuation techniques and portfolio applications of fixed income securities. Topics covered include various types and characteristics of fixed income securities, investment strategies and portfolio benchmarks.

MAF3001H Leadership in the 21st Century

Offers tools and strategies for becoming the leaders that will thrive in the new millennium. This course explores leadership behaviours with a critical lens on ethics.

MAF3002H Strategy Business Development & Sales

Explores the rationale for market development and discusses methodologies for entering markets via marketing strategy, direct selling and communications programs. This course examines the development of long-term competitive advantage.

MAF3003H Business Data Analytics

Lays the foundation for predictive analytics and “Big Data” methodologies via state-of-the-art data science techniques and computational tools. This course incorporates a series of hands-on case studies motivated by industrial applications in the field.

MAF3004H Integration Analysis – Board Report

Focuses on strategic leadership, assessment and management. This course further develops students’ problem solving and decision making skills and prepares them for Day 1 of the Common Final Exam (CFE) for the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. 

MAF3006H Integration Analysis – Critical Thinking & Decision Making II

A continuation of MAF3005H, focusing on the integration between accounting and finance.

MAF5004H – Integrated Case Writing

This case writing course offers an applied approach to all topics covered in the MAccFin courses and allows the students to develop the ability to apply and link between the learning outcomes of the various accounting and finance courses to various business situations from a strategic and analytical perspective.

Note: This is a credit/non-credit course used to encourage leadership and professional development int he workplace.