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The student perspective

Hear from current Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting students on why they decided to choose Rotman as the launchpad for their career.


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Carolina

Previous degree: Bachelor or Commerce (Accounting), University of British Columbia

"I am most looking forward to learning from the faculty and other students at Rotman. So far, I have been impressed by the quality of each lecture and expertise that the professors have brought."


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Chaeyoung

Previous degree: Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting and Finance, McGill University

“Currently working at KPMG as a staff accountant, I believe the 12-week GDipPA program at Rotman would accelerate my path towards pursuing my CPA and hopefully allow me to write my exam next year, in September 2020!”


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Dean

Previous degree: Bachelor of Commerce, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University

“Perhaps most important reason for choosing Rotman to me was the case-based approach to learning. The GDipPA program’s strong focus on cases will help me prepare for the CFE, which has cases as its major component.”


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Evan

Previous degree: Bachelor of Business Administration with a Specialization in Accounting, Capilano University

"Coming from Vancouver, I had reservations about traveling all the way to Toronto to complete my modules. However, after meeting students and CPA candidates who have gone through GDipPA and shared with me their positive experiences I knew the GDipPA was right for me."


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Jackie

Previous degree: Bachelor of Commerce, University of Toronto

“The program has so far added a lot of value in recalling technical review and has helped to guide me along a process to improve on case-writing and its approach.”


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Julia

Previous degree: Bachelor of Commerce, University of Toronto

"I appreciate the learning environment in a class setting, as I always tend to learn a lot from informal discussions among my peers as much as I do from the class materials."


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Katherine

Previous degree: Bachelor of Commerce, University of Toronto

"I prefer a guided approach when it comes to learning, and preferred the classroom setting of GDipPA over the self-study approach that would have been necessitated by the PEP program."


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Katryna

Previous degree: Bachelor of Commerce, University of Toronto

"I look forward to expanding my professional networks with all these outstanding CPA candidates."


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Maggie

Previous degree: Bachelor of Commerce, University of Toronto

"I want to pursue my CPA designation and GDipPA is an amazing option as it’s very condensed and structured which better facilitates my study."


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Melissa

Previous degree: Bachelor of Commerce with a specialist in Public Accounting, University of Toronto

"I am most looking forward to the case competition component of the program, as I believe it is always challenging and exciting to formulate cases with new people in a tightly time constrained situation."


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Michael

Previous degree: BCOM Public Accounting, University of Toronto

"The main reason for choosing Rotman as the GDipPA program is because of the involvement all the professors have with CPA Canada, and the case based approach Rotman takes.  I believe the combination of these 2 factors will best prepare me for passing the CFE."


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Mohammed

Previous degree: Bachelor of Commerce, University of Toronto

"As someone interested in pursuing my CPA designation, I wanted to gain a strong understanding of how to approach and analyze a case at the level expected for my professional examination."


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Nikita

Previous degree: Honours Bachelor of Commerce, Specialization in Accounting, University of Ottawa

"My main reason for choosing Rotman was that I wanted to participate in a case-based learning program that would mimic the CFE, and I knew that Rotman’s program has had a high CFE pass rate in the past several years."


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Olivia

Previous degree: Bachelor of Commerce, University of Toronto

"Rotman has a world-class accounting faculty and many amazing professors. Having completed my undergraduate degree at Rotman Commerce, I just love the way they deliver the materials and engage the class."


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Riana

Previous degree: Bachelor of Commerce, University of Toronto

"One of my favourite things about studying at the University of Toronto, in particular at Rotman, is the fact that it attracts some of the brightest students and professors in the country. This summer, I look forward to getting to know my classmates from all over Canada as well as learning from such knowledgeable and experienced professors!"


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Sarah

Previous degree: Bachelor of Commerce with a Specialization in Accounting and Major in Economics, University of Toronto Mississauga

"I am going to be starting full-time work in the Fall and want to power through the modules as fast as possible. I figured, that while the information was still fresh, I would be able to reinforce the concepts already learned and capitalize on that accelerated growth that comes with an intensive program like the GDipPA."


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Sarah

Previous degree: Bachelor of Commerce, University of Toronto

"I am looking forward to obtaining the skills necessary to become more comfortable with case writing."


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Selina

Previous degree: Rotman Commerce – Accounting Specialist, University of Toronto

"I decided to study the Professional Diploma in Professional Accounting as it is a popular option to fast track the CPA learning in a classroom setting. I also wanted to make my summer more meaningful by improving my skill sets instead of taking a four-month break before work."


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Shokoofeh

Previous degree: Bachelor of Commerce with a Specialization in Accounting with Co-op and French Immersion, University of Ottawa

"Since the program is heavily case based and incorporates technical requirements in a real-life business situation, it would allow me to master the concept of “case writing” in the CPA format from the beginning."


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Sophie

Previous degree: Honors Bachelor of Commerce, McMaster University

"I’m by far most excited for the case competitions. I love how the university has incorporated a major CPA component into a fun and challenging program requirement."


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Tristen

Previous degree: Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting Specialist and Minor in Economics, University of Toronto

"During the last couple of years of undergrad, I became concerned with how I would manage to complete the CPA process while also working full-time. When I learned of the opportunity to get it all done in 12 weeks during the summer, I knew that’s what I wanted to do."



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Key Facts

Duration

  • 12 weeks, full time

Intake

  • May, one intake per year

Tuition fee (2020 entry):

  • Domestic = $10,700 CAD
  • International = $16,020 CAD 

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