Sobey MBA (CPA Stream)

The Sobey MBA (CPA Stream) partners the business savvy of an MBA program with the professional accounting expertise of the CPA designation.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Please be advised that the 2018 cohort of the Sobey MBA (CPA Stream) has been postponed until fall 2019.

Students should be advised of the following options:

  • You can enroll in an upcoming offering of the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP), which begin in the winter, spring and fall.
  • Defer starting the MBA (CPA Stream) to the 2019 cohort

YOUR PATH: THE SOBEY MBA (CPA STREAM)

The Sobey MBA (CPA Stream) is an alternative path available through the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It's designed for full-time working professionals who are looking to enhance their business skills with the more robust combination of an MBA and a CPA. With the Sobey MBA (CPA Stream) you’ll earn graduate-level business training and advanced standing within the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP).

Like CPA PEP, classes are offered part-time to allow candidates to work-full time and earn required practical experience over the program’s 36-month duration. Courses are flexible and delivered online in combination with scheduled face-to-face instruction once a month.

THE SOBEY MBA (CPA STREAM) IS:

Advanced: The Sobey MBA (CPA Stream) is the only program of its kind in the Atlantic Region and is offered to professionals who have already established their careers and are looking for that extra advantage.

Accelerated: Candidates in this 14 course program complete their MBA while receiving advanced standing within CPA PEP all within 36-months.

Affordable: The Sobey MBA (CPA Stream) offers two professional designations, highly advanced training and endless career opportunities for the price of one post-graduate education degree.

THE SOBEY MBA (CPA STREAM) IS SUITABLE IF YOU:

  • Have an undergraduate degree in accounting, and/or
  • Have an undergraduate degree in any discipline with the prerequisite course coverage required for admission to CPA PEP, and
  • Have two years of business-related work experience in any field with a current position in an accounting related area, and
  • Aspire to have a career in business and accounting that prepares you for mid-level to management level positions.

    * See CPA Atlantic Prerequisite Equivalency Chart to view course equivalencies from Atlantic Canadian Universities.

SOBEY MBA (CPA STREAM) PROGRAM COURSES:

YEAR 1
  • ACCT 6650- Integrative Managerial Accounting I
  • MKTG 6679- Strategic Marketing
  • ACCT 6656- Integrative Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 6666- Taxation and Financial Planning
  • FINA 6663- Financial Management
YEAR 2
  • ACCT 6652- Integrative Managerial Accounting II
  • MGSC 6615- Strategic Design and Improvement of Operations
  • MGMT 6682- Performance Management
  • ACCT 6641- Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis
  • ACCT 6626- Management Information Systems: Strategy & Practice

YEAR 3

  • ACCT 6660- Integrative Public Auditing
  • MGMT 6689- Strategic Management
  • SMBA 6601- Integrative Management Exercise including the Integrative CPA Case
  • ACCT 6690- Seminar in Accounting
  • SMBA 0010- Professional Skills Development (compulsory non-credit)

For more information on courses and fees, please visit the Sobey School of Business website here.