The University of Windsor is preparing for a safe return to campus. Learn More.

Business adminisitration students working outside

Master of Business Administration

Professional Accounting Specialization

Stay Connected Apply Now

12-month program

92% Success Rate on the CFE exam in 2020 & 2021

100% Employment Rate, 2020 Graduate Survey

Program Highlights & Admission Requirements

The Odette MBA-PAS (Master of Business Administration - Professional Accounting Specialization), is a one-of-a-kind program for aspiring business leaders who are pursuing the CPA designation.

Beginning in the Fall semester, the MBA-PAS program can be completed within 12 months. Students graduating from the program will hold an MBA degree and be ready to write CPA Ontario’s Common Final Exam (CFE). Fully accredited by CPA Canada and CPA Ontario, MBA-PAS students who have successfully completed the program will be able to write the CFE without having to go through any further preparation.

The MBA-PAS program is flexible, experiential, and cultivates a learning environment where synergies from diverse backgrounds contribute to the education of a well-rounded Chartered Professional Accountant. All students must have the prerequisite education complete and be eligible to begin the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP).

Peter Savoni

MBA-PAS is a unique program that will give you the opportunity to enhance your career as an accounting professional and business leader. Our goal is to provide you with an excellent educational experience that will position you on a successful pathway to achieve your CPA designation. Graduates are prepared, understand, and able to respond to an increasingly complex business world. Our dedicated program team will provide you with resources and support from your application all the way through graduation and beyond. I invite you to come join us and accelerate your career with the MBA-PAS program!

Dr. Peter Savoni
Odette School of Business Master of Business Administration
Professional Accounting Specialization
Program Director

Admission Requirements

  • Successful completion of 120 credit hour undergraduate degree
  • A cumulative GPA of 70% in the previous academic degree/last 20 courses/ 4 full-time semesters and minimum average of 70% CGPA in Core Preparatory Courses. · GMAT Executive Assessment
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must achieve a satisfactory score on one of the following tests.
    Test of an English Foreign Language (TOEFL) (600 paper, 250 computer, 100 IBT)
    International English Language Testing System (IELST) – (7.0)
    This requirement is waived for applicants who have obtained a university degree from a
    North American Institution
  • No prior work experience is required but all applicants must submit an updated resume and letter of intent.
  • Two letters of reference
  • Students must be eligible to begin the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP)

*English language improvement programs are available if you require extra training prior to entry into the academic program, or have received lower-than-required test scores.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Stay Connected Apply Now


Program Length: 3 Semesters (12 months)
Program Delivery: Face to Face
Faculty: Business
Intake: Fall

Jocelyn Winter

Contact Information

Jocelyn Winter
MBA-PAS Program Administrator

Book an appointment
Summer Hedjazi

"I am elated to have passed the CFE on my first attempt! The MBA-PAS program truly prepared me to be successful on the CFE exam. In the span of one year, I was able to obtain my MBA, as well as develop the skills necessary to be successful in my journey as a CPA. The program allowed me to develop the enabling skills/competencies outlined by CPA such as problem solving, managing self, and communication which were key in exam time."

Summer Hedjazi
Master of Business Administration Professional Accounting Specialization Graduate

World-Class Faculty