How the program works
UBC DAP courses are offered on a year-round basis during the winter and summer terms (4 terms in total) of UBC's academic year. All 15 core courses are offered during both winter terms and during at least one summer term.
All courses are delivered in-class at the UBC Point Grey campus, and select courses are offered in-class at UBC Robson Square (downtown) and online.
Students enrolled in UBC DAP can take a maximum of 5 courses in each winter term (September and January) and up to 3 courses in each summer term (May and July).
Students can enjoy the flexibility of completing UBC DAP in 16 months of full-time study, or more gradually on a part-time basis while continuing to work full-time or part-time.
At a glance
September, January, May
UBC Point Grey Campus
UBC Robson Square + Online
16 months to 24 months
A bridge to professional accounting
Every aspect of UBC DAP is designed to optimize the student experience, giving students access to academic support, offering career guidance, and providing students access to exclusive networking opportunities with top accounting employers.
Officially recognized by the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) and the CPA Western School of Business (CPAWSB), UBC DAP provides students the opportunity to acquire the prerequisites required to enrol in CPA's Professional Education Program (PEP) at one of Canada's most respected universities.
Whether you are short one course or all 15 CPA prerequisites, your UBC DAP experience will lay the foundation for professional success.
Who should apply
Undergraduate degree-holders with a 65% average in the last two years (60 credits) of study. An English language proficiency exam, either TOEFL or IELTS Academic, is required for candidates whose degrees were delivered in a language other than English.
Our faculty produce rich learning experiences
UBC DAP faculty draw on their expertise and industry experience to bring accounting and business concepts to life through lectures, case-studies, teamwork, and guest speakers. Students experience a dynamic and rewarding learning experience guided by award-winning instructors, which is enhanced by the calibre and diversity of their classmates.
Career support beyond the classroom
UBC DAP will open the door to a wide range of career opportunities in public practice, industry, not-for-profit, and government. By taking advantage of UBC DAP career-building workshops, one-on-one career coaching, and networking events connecting students with top employers, you'll learn how to take charge of your career and achieve your professional aspirations and goals.
The DAP experience
The employer experience
"I chose UBC DAP because it catered to people with non-accounting undergraduate degrees like me, and it was a compelling and direct route to mygoal of becoming a CPA."