Business Accountancy

This post-graduate certificate program is designed to help students prepare for the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation. The program was developed from the CPA competency map that provides graduates with the opportunity to fill current and ongoing demand for accountants. You can apply to use your post-graduate certificate credits for standing toward the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. 

The Business Accountancy post-graduate certificate program is offered through the School of Business and Entrepreneurship and takes place over three semesters at the Moose Jaw campus.

Students will gain a deeper understanding of:

  • accounting practices and principles
  • accounting management
  • taxation
  • commercial law as it relates to finances and accounting

You'll develop the skills required to earn your CPA designation and grow your accounting career.

Career and salary information

Your career

This program helps those with degrees develop their skills and grow their knowledge in order to acquire the CPA designation. This program will help students contribute to the growing economy of many countries around the world.


Admission requirements

Admission method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as approximate cost for books and supplies. Visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program.

2023-24 academic year

$15,180 (Semester 1, 2 and 3)

International students

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Get credit for what you know

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.

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Student awards

Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.

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