Introductory Management Accounting: CPA preparatory courses

Learn about the Introductory Management Accounting CPA preparatory course.

If you are seeking admission to the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) or the Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF), you can take CPA preparatory courses to gain the knowledge requirements you are missing.

Introductory Management Accounting is a self-study (non-core) course that provides an overview of how management accounting systems operate, including:

  • cost/volume/profit relationships
  • job-order and process costing
  • activity-based and direct and absorption costing
  • budgeting for standard costs such as:
    • material usage
    • labour
    • overhead
    • other relevant costs

The syllabus provides detailed information on the content of the course as well as the other CPA preparatory courses. The examination blueprint outlines the structure and length of course final examinations. 

Schedule

This course is delivered provincially — or, in some cases, regionally — on a part-time basis to offer maximum flexibility and accessibility. Please contact your provincial/regional body to see which offerings are available in your area.

2017

Semester 4:

  • Course start date: August 26, 2017
  • Final examination date: November 24, 2017
  • Final marks release date: December 11, 2017

2018

Semester 1:

  • Course start date: December 2, 2017
  • Final examination date: February 24, 2018
  • Final marks release date: March 12, 2018

Semester 2:

  • Course start date: March 3, 2018
  • Final examination date: May 26, 2018
  • Final marks release date: June 11, 2018

Semester 3:

  • Course start date: June 16, 2018
  • Final examination date: September 8, 2018
  • Final marks release date: September 24, 2018

Semester 4:

  • Course start date: September 8, 2018
  • Final examination date: December 1, 2018
  • Final marks release date: December 17, 2018