Master of Business Administration - Professional Accounting Specialization - University of Windsor - Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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Master of Business Administration

Professional Accounting Specialization

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12-month program

Advanced Standing Available for Canadian CPAs

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.

The MBA-PAS program allows students to complete 4 of the 6 required modules in the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) within a Master of Business Administration degree. In semester 1, students complete 5 accounting courses in-person. During semesters 2 and 3, students complete the remaining MBA course requirements through online delivery. Students following this pathway can begin in summer or fall semesters.

Applicants with a completed Canadian CPA designation and two years of work experience may qualify for advanced standing in the MBA-PAS program. These students will complete six courses over 3 semesters completely online.

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 and business leader.

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 success. Whether you are a student beginning your CPA journey or a successful accounting professional looking to complete your MBA, the MBA-PAS program can help you achieve your professional and educational goals. 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
MBA-PAS 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.

**Applicants who have a four-year Bachelor of Commerce degree, minimum two years of work experience, and a completed CPA designation may qualify for advanced standing in the MBA Professional Accounting Specialization program. The determination for direct entry into the MBA phase of the program is granted by the MBA Professional Accounting Specialization Program Director.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.


  • ACCT-8010 Advanced Topics in Financial Reporting*
  • ACCT-8020 Advanced Topics in Management Accounting and Control*
  • ACCT-8050 Advanced Audit and Assurance*
  • ACCT-8060 Advanced Topics in Taxation*
  • ACCT-8080 Integrative Case Analysis*
  • FINA-8040 Advanced Corporate Finance
  • BUSI-8050 Marketing Management
  • STEN- 8980 Strategic Management
  • MGMT-8030 Performance Management and Governance
  • BUSI-8140 Digital Business Systems

*Courses waived for students who qualify for advanced standing.

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Program Length: 3 Semesters (12 months)
Program Delivery: Semester 1 (Face to Face), Semester 2 and 3 (Online)
Faculty: Business
Intake: Fall and Summer


Program Length: 3 Semesters (12 months)
Program Delivery: Semesters 1,2, and 3 (Online)
Faculty: Business
Intake: Fall, Winter, and Summer

Jocelyn Winter

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Jocelyn Winter
MBA-PAS Program Administrator

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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

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