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The six course, 15 credits, 2 terms/ online (WEBS) standalone part-time Graduate Diploma in Accounting Analytics graduate diploma program) is the first of its kind in Eastern Canada, and is aimed at producing graduates who are well-versed, but not experts, in the interface between the broad areas of accounting (including, financial and managerial accounting, auditing, taxation, etc.), information technology, data analytics and data visualization.

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for being admitted into the Graduate Diploma in Accounting Analytics are as follows: 

  • A CV and cover letter outlining interest in the Graduate Diploma in Accounting Analytics and suitability for being admitted into the program 
  • A 3- or 4- year undergraduate degree recognized by York University, with a B- or better average 
  • An accounting major/specialization or designation 
  • Preferably, 2-4 years of experience in the accounting industry, exceptional candidates without the preferred work experience may also be considered 
  • 2 videos, 2 written essays, 1 timed written essay 
  • 2 academic/professional references 
  • Proof of study completed in English: 2 years minimum (must be full-time study) at an accredited university in a country (or institution) where English is the official language of instruction 

Since applicants will be required to have either an accounting major/specialization or accounting designation and also ideally possess 2-4 years of work experience, students will not be required to submit a graduate admission test score such as from the GMAT or GRE. Exceptions to the above requirements may be made on a case-by-case basis and which may require that the candidate be interviewed by the GDAA program director or designate/faculty member. 

Diploma Requirements

The program requires students to complete six courses totalling 15.0 credits (equivalent to five half-year courses in total) over 2 terms. Each term, students take courses worth a total of 7.50 credits (equivalent to 2.5 half-year courses). All courses are delivered online (WEBS). The program commences in the fall term and is completed in the winter term. The structure of the program and required course work is provided below:

Term 1 Fall
Accounting Analytics 5100 3.0: Operationalizing Accounting Analytics
Accounting Analytics 5200 3.0: DBMS & Data Governance
Accounting Analytics 5300 1.5: Introduction to Accounting Analytics Tools & Applications

Term 2 Winter
Accounting Analytics 5400 3.0: Modelling & Programming for Accounting Analytics
Accounting Analytics 5500 3.0: Core Skills for Accounting Analytics
Accounting Analytics 5600 1.5: Consulting Project