Master of Financial Accountability (MFAc)
In what ways can the growing credit crisis or the collapse of the United States subprime mortgage market alter the regulatory and legislative terrain in which accounting professionals operate? What processes can be put into place to ensure transparency in financial reporting? How can we increase the effectiveness of information systems to make financial accountability more possible? These are some of the questions you'll explore as a student in York's new Master of Financial Accountability—the only program of its kind in Canada.
MFAc responds directly to the pressing need to adopt higher standards of financial accountability both in the private and public sectors. It will appeal to those working in accounting, financial reporting or related areas who have a professional designation (i.e. a CA, CMA, CGA, CPA) and wish to accelerate their career by acquiring specialized accounting expertise.
As a graduate of the program, you can expect to play a critical role in enhancing the quality of corporate governance in capital markets. You'll also be well equipped with the tools and knowledge required to deal innovatively with the complex organizational, ethical, legislative and financial realities you may face in your career.
Read a message from the program director.
- June 12 - First Cohort of MFAc program graduates reception
A reception to celebrate the graduation of eight MFAc program students, who successfully finished the MFAc program and proudly represent the first cohort of MFAc program graduates, will be held on Tuesday, June 12 between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm in Rm 109 (Harry Crowe), Atkinson.
We are pleased to let you know that the following eight students will be part of the graduation ceremony scheduled on June 13th 2012:
Finished program in the Winter 2012 term
- Mr. Michael Sital
- Mr. Noel Shippey
- Ms. Margaret Jodha
Finished program in the Fall 2011 term
- Ms. Wen Luo
- Ms. Ingrid Robinson
- Mr. Muhammad Zahidul Islam
- Mr. Xun Dai
- Ms. Yun Zhang
- SAS faculty honoured by the Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) (News Release)
Faculty member Richard LeBlanc wins OCUFA teaching award
- "Trends and Issues in Corporate Governance in the Aftermath of the Financial Crisis" - Dr. Richard Leblanc PDF Presentation from October 12
- York profs, including MFAc Prof. Mark Schwartz, ranked as leading business ethics researchers in Canada and the world
- myCAsite.com interview with Dr. Sung Kwon
- Prof. Leblanc finds not-for-profit boards as good as their guidelines
- Economic crisis leads to York graduate program in financial accountability
- New graduate program trains tomorrow's leaders in corporate responsibility