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Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting Curriculum


Course schedules are available on Quercus. Please note that from time to time, it may be necessary to cancel or re-schedule the time or location of classes. Students should review schedules on a regular basis for updates. The Program Services will make every effort to notify students of any such changes well in advance.

Note: This is a tentative schedule for the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting program and is subject to change. Courses in this program are not open to other University of Toronto students or the general public.

RSM7201 – Advanced Financial ReportingRalph Tassone
RSM7202 – Advanced TaxationAbraham Iqbal
RSM7203 – Advanced Topics in Assurance and ControlHadi Ahmad
RSM7204 – Integration and Analysis (Capstone)Elisa Zuliani
RSM7301 – Finance and Professional PracticeCatherine Barrette

Term Dates and Academic Schedule

  • Mandatory Orientation: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
  • Classes Start Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2023
  • Victoria Day (University closed): Monday, May 22, 2023
  • Midterm Exams: Monday, June 12, 2023
  • Presidential Day (University closed): Friday, June 30, 2023
  • Canada Day (University closed): Friday, July 3, 2023
  • Final Exams: Wednesday, July 26 & Thursday, July 27, 2023

Course Changes

For each program of study offered by the University through the Rotman School of Management, the courses necessary to complete the minimum requirements of the program will be made available annually. The Rotman School, however, reserves the right to change the content of courses, instructors and instructional assignments, enrolment limitations, pre-requisites, co-requisites, grading policies, and timetables without prior notice.

Course Selection

As all students in the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting program complete the same set of five mandatory courses over the 12-week duration of the program, students are automatically enrolled in their courses when they submit the GDipPA Program Registration form to the Program Services Office prior to the start of the program.

Due to the integrated nature of the curriculum, courses must be taken in the sequence outlined in the program curriculum. Should you have difficulty with the course load or a particular subject, you should consult the Associate Director, Program Services, Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting Program.

Adding or Dropping Core Courses

Once you have enrolled in a course, you remain enrolled unless you officially request to drop the course. Below are the dates by which a student must withdraw without academic penalty, otherwise, a failing mark will appear on their record. In order to drop a course without academic penalty, no more than 50% of the course contact hours may have been completed.

CourseFinal Drop Date
RSM7201H – Advanced Financial ReportingFriday, June 17, 2021
RSM7202H – Advanced TaxationFriday, June 17, 2021
RSM7203H – Advanced Topics in Assurance & ControlFriday, June 17, 2021
RSM7204H – Integration and Analysis (Capstone)Friday, June 17, 2021
RSM7301H – Finance & Professional PracticeFriday, June 17, 2021

Should you need to drop a course, a formal request must be made in writing by emailing the Associate Director.

Course Materials and Course Work

Course Packages and Textbooks

The cost of course packages and textbooks for all Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting courses is covered in the compulsory Rotman ancillary fee assessed to students (on the tuition fee invoice).

If a student wishes to record, photograph, video-record, or otherwise reproduce lecture presentations, course notes ,or similar material provided by instructors, they must obtain the instructor’s written consent beforehand. Otherwise, all such reproduction is an infringement of copyright and is absolutely prohibited. In the case of private use by students with special needs, the instructor’s consent will not be unreasonably withheld.

Submission of Assignments and Examinations

All assignments in Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting courses must be submitted by the specified deadline as indicated by the course instructor on the course syllabus, unless otherwise noted by the instructor. Any assignment received after this time will be noted by the Registrar’s Office staff. The introduction of late penalties (or special consideration) is at the instructor’s discretion.

Students must use the Individual or Group Assignment Cover Page when submitting any materials unless otherwise noted by the instructor. The Assignment Cover Page templates are available on Quercus.

Leave Policy

Students registered in the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting program may apply to the Associate Director, Academic Services for a one-term to three-term (one academic year) leave during their program of study for:

  • Serious health or personal problems which temporarily make it impossible to continue in the program
  • Parental leave by either parent at the time of pregnancy, birth or adoption, and/or to provide full-time care during the child’s first year. Parental leave must be completed within twelve months of the date of birth or custody. Where both parents are graduate students taking leave, the combined total number of sessions may not exceed four.

Students may make an application for a leave by completing the School of Graduate Studies Leave Request form and submitting it to the Office of the Registrar and Academic Services for approval. Students who have been granted an academic leave are required to complete the GDipPA Program within two academic years.

The termination date of the degree program (i.e. expected graduation date) will be extended by the duration of the leave taken (i.e. one, two, or three sessions as appropriate). Except for parental leave or in exceptional circumstances, it is not expected that a student will be granted more than one leave under the terms of this policy. Normally the start and finish of the leave would coincide with the start and end of a term.

School of Graduate Studies policies dictate that students on leave do not have access to University resources. n some situations, students may still request access to specific University resources, such as Health and Wellness, for a fee. As such, GDipPA students who are on leave will not be able to attend or audit courses; will not have card access to the Rotman building(s); and will not have access to Career Services. However, students will continue to have access to their Rotman email accounts to enable communication with the School for the duration of the leave.

Students on a leave are responsible for the monthly interest payments on their Professional Student Loan Plan for the duration of their leave. Students are advised to contact the Registrar’s Office to discuss eligibility for Rotman or University of Toronto scholarships or award reinstatement upon return. In the case of external awards, the regulations of the particular granting agency apply and students are advised to contact the granting agency directly.

Graduation Requirements

Students must achieve a minimum B- in all five courses of the GDipPA program in order to be eligible to graduate.

Last Updated: 2023-04-18 @ 10:51 am