U of T Scarborough is introducing the MAccFin — a new Master’s degree in Accounting and Finance that will be the first of its kind in North America.
Commencing in May 2018, the 16-month full-time program will cater to those who seek careers in account management, wealth management, consultancy, entrepreneurship and project management.
David Zweig, Chair of the Department of Management, says, “Not only will the program emphasize the integration between accounting and finance — it incorporates other management disciplines, as well as the latest research on big data and data analytics, all of which are critical to solving multi-faceted issues in today’s business world.”
The MAccFin will resemble the current Management Co-op program at UTSC by offering students a co-op internship to incorporate work experience into their academic studies.
Once the program receives final approval from the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, admission will be offered to 30 students.
But the numbers are expected to grow.
“We are looking for individuals who want to balance their passion for accounting and finance with a deep understanding of management and leadership,” Zweig says.