Professional Designations

Accounting Professional Designations

A degree in Accounting is often the first step in a successful accounting career - many students will continue on to earn an accounting designation after they graduate from Mount Royal University.

Graduates of the BBA with a major in Accounting will have met all of the prerequisite coursework required to enroll directly into the Professional Education Program (PEP) for the new Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation. Information for post-secondary students, including upcoming information session dates, recruitment information and contact information for your Campus Ambassador can be found on the CPA Post-secondary Students website.

Due to the unification of the accounting profession, the three legacy designations (Chartered Accountants of Alberta (CA), Certified General Accountants' Association of Alberta (CGA), and Certified Management Accountants (CMA)) are no longer accepting new applicants to the program. Please visit for information on applying to the CPA PEP program. The CPA combines the most-valued and recognized assets of the three legacy designations into a powerful new financial and business credential.