A Program Like No Other
Career Advantages Begin with Enrollment
CGAs are recruited for the most senior financial management positions and command maximum earning power. But you don`t have to wait until you achieve your CGA designation to begin enjoying the career benefits. Enrolling in the CGA program offers you immediate career advantages. Employers recognize that CGA students demonstrate high levels of dedication and competence, and are being professionally groomed under Canada`s most demanding financial management curriculum.
Earn While You Learn
CGA encourages you to be employed full-time in an accounting or financial management related position, while you concurrently complete your CGA studies – providing you the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a full-time salary and career advancement, while continuing your education as a part-time student.
The CGA program accommodates entry at a level that is consistent with your educational background. You can enter the program at Level 1 if you are new to accounting education, or, if you have completed substantially equivalent courses at an approved post-secondary institution, you may apply for transfer credits to enter at a more advanced level.
Ethics is the cornerstone on which professionals build their reputation and instill trust in those they serve. CGA members must closely adhere to the Association`s strict Code of Ethical Principles and Rules of Conduct. This renowned code is one of the main reasons why businesses hold the CGA designation in such high esteem. CGA incorporates ethics studies throughout all courses in the program.
Innovative Online Course Delivery
CGA`s use of innovative educational technologies provides students with an efficient and flexible learning environment. Web-based technologies offer students the advantages of independent and collaborative learning. CGA`s technology integration keeps you connected with course lecturers, tutors, and other CGA students from virtually any location.
Flexible Practical Experience
CGA`s practical experience standard provides you the choice of determining where you want to pursue your financial career. CGA students find exciting and rewarding opportunities in all sectors of the economy – public practice, corporate, government, and not-for-profit.
PACE Elective Courses
As a CGA student, you not only have the choice to work in any business area, but you also have the unique opportunity to tailor your professional studies to complement your personal career path. At the certification level, PACE, you can choose from over 15 different course combinations - allowing you to complete courses related to your chosen field - whether it is in the corporate sector, non-profit, government, or public practice. You can fine-tune your skill set in the niche area of accounting that you are passionate about and that you want to build your successful career in.
Integrated Bachelors or Masters Degree
To maintain open access and flexibility, CGA`s degree requirement is administered as a certification, not an entrance requirement. Your degree may be obtained from any approved degree granting institution and in any field. If you enter the CGA program without a degree you can take advantage of CGA`s exclusive integrated degree opportunities - allowing you to efficiently complete a bachelors or masters degree concurrent with your CGA studies. For more information please visit www.cga.laurentian.ca
CGA-Canada represents a network of 76,000 members and students working in Canada and abroad. CGA`s exclusive national program gives you the portability of transferring your designation or studies from province to province, while our mutual recognition agreements with three of the worlds leading accounting bodies, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Certified Public Accountants of Australia (CPA), and the Certified Public Accountants of Ireland allow for worldwide recognition. CGA Students can look forward to a challenging and rewarding career anywhere in the world.