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3. Complete four PACE-level courses.

Our PACE courses (Professional Applications and Competence Evaluations) clearly set us apart from other accounting programs and are one of the key reasons that employers seek out CGAs. PACE courses build upon your skills in financial management and business analysis, giving you the opportunity to apply the knowledge you’ve acquired and demonstrate the accounting expertise in demand by employers and clients.

The PACE courses include two career-elective graduate-level courses and two capstone courses.

What are the PACE Career Elective courses?

What are the PACE Capstone courses?

Once you’ve completed your core courses, you’ll choose two of six PACE career-elective courses that correspond to your intended career plan and area of focus. Electives include:

The two final courses in the program require you to integrate and apply the more than 100 competencies in technical expertise, leadership and professionalism that define a CGA. These courses are:

  • Public sector financial management

  • Information systems strategy

  • Internal auditing & controls

  • Advanced corporate finance

  • Advanced personal & corporate taxation

  • Advanced external auditing

In these courses, you’ll deepen your technical skills while building your soft skills in leadership, communication, teamwork and time management.

PF1 MS2 MU1 FN2 TX2 AU2

  • Issues in Professional Practice

  • Strategic Financial Management.

PA1 PA2

Issues in Professional Practice requires you to integrate and apply the competencies of a professional accountant outside an organization. You’ll demonstrate the ability to anticipate and solve the real-world problems faced by external auditors and professionals providing assurance, tax or business advisory services.

Strategic Financial Management focuses on the competencies required of a professional accountant working within an organization. You’ll integrate and apply your knowledge of management accounting, finance and management information systems.

Demanding? Yes. Rewarding? Definitely.

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