Put the Diploma in Accounting to work for you

Put the Diploma in Accounting to Work for You

Diploma in Accounting

Professional accounting - a respected career path that offers stimulating work, generous compensation and opportunity for growth and advancement. If you are a degree graduate aspiring to a professional accounting designation but lacking the prerequisite courses, the UBC Diploma in Accounting Program (DAP) bridges the gap and equips you to transition to your new career.

As a post-baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting student you will get the theoretical and practical foundation you need to succeed in the new Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) program, created through the recent merger of the Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified General Accountant (CGA), and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designations. By combining the Diploma in Accounting with the broad perspective you gained through your undergraduate studies, you can create a leverageable career advantage.

Build your reputation on ours

Jumpstart your career with a UBC Diploma in Accounting. Founded upon the University's longstanding reputation for excellence and innovation and the stature of the Sauder School of Business as Canada's leading research business school, the Diploma in Accounting Program, established in 1999, is a widely recognized credential in the accounting industry that opens doors.

About Sauder

Enjoy a rich and stimulating learning experience

Guided by accomplished instructors who link accounting theory to accounting reality, students enjoy a rich and stimulating learning experience enhanced by the calibre and diversity of fellow classmates. Relationships formed during the program lay the foundation for valuable personal and professional connections in the future.

The DAP Experience

Configure the program that works for you

When you face competing priorities, flexibility counts for a lot. As a Diploma in Accounting student, you can build your timetable according to your needs and lifestyle. By combining evening classes, online classes, or a hybrid of both, you can complete the program in as little as 10 or as long as 24 months, often while continuing to work.

The DAP Program

Achieve your career goals

Train to be a CPA and you open the door to a wide range of career opportunities in industry, government, and public practice. Our comprehensive career services program helps you put your career aspirations into action, connecting you to industry professionals, and helping to identify the career destination, organizations, and opportunities within the accounting field that are right for you.

DAP's Career Services Program

Join the Sauder community

As a student of the Diploma in Accounting Program, you already have the benefit of a first-class business education. The investment you made in your education can yield further dividends as you become a Sauder alumni. Develop valuable business contacts through our Sauder Business Clubs and Regional Representative Program, enjoy exclusive services and benefits; play a role in the continuing success of your school.

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"...from the CFO of a national corporation, to a manager in public practice, to a CRA auditor, to a self-employed small business owner. It was the diversity of opportunities that made me decide that a career in accounting was right for me..."

Shazar Dhalla
BSC, BEd, Dip Acc, CA