Before students complete the CGA Program of Professional Studies and earn their designation, they must also complete a bachelor’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.
Degrees may be obtained in any field, and foreign degrees deemed equivalent to Canadian standards are also acceptable.
For students who enter the CGA program without a degree, the CGA Association has established partnerships with a number of post-secondary institutions that allow students to earn their degree while studying for their CGA designation. The CGA Association is also continually pursuing additional partnerships.
Note that university degree requirements differ in Quebec.
The Honours Bachelor of Commerce (H.B.Com) online distance-education program, delivered jointly by CGA-Canada and Laurentian University, will be of interest to students wanting to develop strong business and management skills while pursuing their CGA designation.
Available nationally and internationally, this university degree provides a solid grounding in business administration. The H.B.Com program satisfies the CGA degree requirement and is fully integrated with the CGA program. Most students will be able to complete the degree concurrent with CGA studies over an additional five terms of part-time study.
For more information on the Laurentian University partnership, go to http://cga.laurentian.ca/