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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).
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 AdministrationProfessional Accounting SpecializationProgram Director
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.
Program Length: 3 Semesters (12 months)
Program Delivery: Face to Face
Jocelyn WinterMBA-PAS Program Administrator
"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
Advanced Topics in Financial Reporting
Melissa is a Director in Baker Tilly Windsor’s Audit and Assurance department. Melissa has over 20 years of accounting experience, most of which was spent in public accounting. She joined Baker Tilly Windsor in 2014 after spending eight years in the private automotive sector in a senior financial role. Melissa works primarily with owner-managed corporations providing business advisory and compliance services.
A transplant from the UK, this Cambridge-educated double-CPA, CA (UK and Ontario) is creating waves in Essex County and beyond. Jules has 15 years of big firm experience in the UK and Toronto, and 10 more years with smaller firms in Windsor. Although Jules has worked with businesses of all sizes – from new start-ups to multinational corporations – he particularly enjoys working with small fast-growing companies, owner-managed businesses and non-profit organizations. He stays on top of his professional game by teaching courses and acting as an accredited Practice Inspector for CPA Ontario.
Advanced Corporate Finance
Garnet Fenn was a senior finance executive in the automotive industry until retirement and is a sessional instructor in Finance and Accounting at the Odette School of Business, University of Windsor. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Ontario) and Certified Public Accountant (Michigan) and he has completed CPA Canada’s tax specialty programs. He is a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute, Canadian Securities Institute and is a Chartered Secretary granted through The Chartered Governance Institute (formerly ICSA). He has completed executive programs at Western University, INSEAD (Paris), and IMD (Switzerland) and a certificate in adjudication at the Osgoode Law School.
Integrative Case Analysis
A double degree graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, Ainslie successfully navigated the new Common Final Examination (CFE) process and achieved honours standing on the September 2016 CFE. Ainslie uses his personal CFE writing experiences to help coach and mentor students to become successful case writers. After working for over 8 years in public accounting, Ainslie now works in the private sector for a local group of companies and teaches at the University.
Applying to a program can be a confusing process, we made this page to help you along the way. If at any point you need help feel free to reach out to us through ask.UWindsor.