Banner
Mobile Banner

Non-core courses are self-study, using an e-textbook (except Information Technology) and practice problems; access to a facilitator is also provided. Courses are offered through open enrollment so you can register for a course at any time and receive access to materials within five business days. Each non-core course concludes with a final exam that must be written on a scheduled exam date within one year of the initial course registration at a CPAWSB exam centre. You must achieve a grade of at least 50 percent to pass a non-core course. The final grade is calculated based on the final exam. Non-core courses are: 

  • Introductory Financial Accounting (IFA)  
  • Introductory Management Accounting* (IMA)  
  • Economics (ECO)  
  • Statistics (STA)  
  • Business Law (BUL)  
  • Information Technology (ITE)  

*Introductory Financial Accounting or an equivalent course at a post-secondary institution must be completed before or concurrently with Introductory Management Accounting. 

Non-redesigned core courses are available via self-study using weekly notes, pre-recorded lectures, and practice problems. Each course is offered five times annually. Core courses include six instructional weeks during which time students complete quizzes and mandatory projects. All core courses conclude with a final exam that must be written on a scheduled exam date within one year of the course start at a CPAWSB exam centre. Students must achieve a final course grade of at least 60 percent and final exam grade of at least 50 percent to pass a core course. The final grade is calculated based on mandatory projects, quizzes, and the final exam.  

To be eligible to write the final exam, students must complete and submit two mandatory course projects due at the end of Week 3 and Week 5. Failure to submit a mandatory course project will result in a course withdrawal. 

Students must have completed or received transfer credit for Introductory Financial Accounting and Introductory Management Accounting before registering for a non-redesigned core course. Non-redesigned core preparatory courses are:  

  • Advanced Financial Reporting (AFR)  
  • Corporate Finance (COF)  
  • Intermediate Management Accounting (MAA)  
  • Performance Management (PMA)  

Please refer to the infographic above for the course prerequisites.  

Redesigned core preparatory courses are available via self-study using a SmartBook. Each course is offered five times annually. Core courses include six units during which time students complete course activities. All core courses conclude with a final exam that must be written on a scheduled exam date within one year of the course start at a CPAWSB exam centre. Students must achieve a grade of at least 60 percent to pass a core course. The final grade is calculated based on the final exam.  

To be eligible to write the final exam, students must achieve a minimum course grade of 75 percent, within the six-week course, on the following weekly unit activities:  

  • Smartbook Adaptive Assignments  
  • Practice Problems  
  • Task-Based Simulations  
  • Quizzes  

The weekly unit activity grades are comprised of a combination of reasonable attempt and performance.  Failure to achieve the 75 percent course completion requirement will result in a course withdrawal and course attempt. Please refer to the Course Delivery FAQ for more information. 

Students must have completed or received transfer credit for Introductory Financial Accounting and Introductory Management Accounting before registering for a redesigned core course. Redesigned core preparatory courses are:  

  • Intermediate Financial Reporting 1 (IF1)  
  • Intermediate Financial Reporting 2 (IF2)  
  • Audit & Assurance (AUA)  
  • Taxation (TAX) 

Please refer to the infographic above for the course prerequisites.