Prepare for a Career in Professional 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 the Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA) designation but lacking an applicable background and prerequisites, the UBC Diploma in Accounting Program (UBC DAP) bridges the gap and prepares you for your new career.

Employers value diversity. By combining your undergraduate experience with the solid theoretical and practical foundation provided by UBC DAP, you can create a leverageable career advantage.

Build your Reputation on Ours

Kickstart your accounting career with UBC DAP. Founded in 1999 upon UBC’s longstanding reputation for excellence and the stature of the Sauder School of Business as Canada’s leading research business school, it is widely respected in the industry and an affiliation that opens doors.

About Sauder

One Course or the Full Program - Configure a Course of Study that Works for You

When you face competing priorities, flexibility counts. Choose to study one or more individual courses according to your needs or complete all 11 courses to earn the Diploma. You can tailor your schedule to combine evening classes, online classes or a blend of both and earn the full Diploma in as little as 10 or as long as 24 months while continuing to work.

The DAP Program

Enjoy a Rich and Stimulating Learning Experience

Guided by experienced instructors who link accounting theory to accounting practice, you will enjoy a rich and stimulating learning experience enhanced by the calibre and diversity of your classmates. Relationships formed during the program will become the foundation for valuable personal and professional connections in the future.

The DAP Experience

Achieve your Career Goals

Train to be a CPA and you open the door to a wide range of career opportunities in public practice, industry, and government.  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 graduate of the UBC Diploma in Accounting Program, you have the benefit of a first-class business education. The investment you made in your education can yield further dividends after you graduate. Develop valuable business contacts through the Sauder Alumni Clubs; enjoy exclusive services and benefits; play a role in the continuing success of your school.

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