Graduate Diploma (GDip)

Meet Danielle Green, GDip alum in Accounting

“It is a hard program, but it is worth it in the end. I know it’s cliché, but it is truly an amazing program – you just have to commit to it.”

What is it about your grad program that enables you to thrive?
The professors 100% -- they are so passionate about the program, and want their students to do well and have everything they need to do so. I would not have made it through without their support.

Why did you come to Western for your graduate degree?
The professors in the program, wanting to stay in London, completed my undergraduate degree at Western.

Where’s your favourite place on campus to work?
The program runs in the summer so anywhere outside on campus – there are so many places to get vitamin D while studying.

Program Websites

Program Contact

Stacey Hann (

DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies

Western University
London, Ontario N6G 0N1

t. 519-661-2111 ext. 82750

The Graduate Diploma in Accounting program is designed to prepare undergraduates for entrance into CPA Canada’s Professional Education Program (PEP) at an advanced level and the ultimate completion of the non-work experience requirements of the CPA designation.

The diploma is offered by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies through the Ivey Business School (Ivey) and the DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies in the Faculty of Social Science (DAN).

The Ivey Program runs end of April to end of July. The DAN Program runs from May to July.

Program Length

  • 1 term

Program Design

  • Full-time study
  • Course-based

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fee schedules (per term) are posted on the Office of the Registrar's website at

Graduate Student Affordability Calculator

Use this helpful tool to estimate how much money you will need to pay for your tuition, fees, housing, food, and other necessities for a 12-month (three term) academic year.

Admission Requirements

Additional Requirements

  • The Ivey Program requires a 250-word Statement of Interest.
  • The DAN Program requires a 250-word Statement of Interest and current Resumé.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants with two or more years of schooling at an English speaking University in an English speaking country are exempt from the requirements to provide evidence of English language proficiency. Other applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language by a satisfactory* achievement within the last two years in one of the following:

Students who are required to present evidence of proficiency in English must make their own arrangements to write the TOEFL, IELTS, or CAEL and to have the official results sent directly to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by the testing agency.

Other formal evidence of graduate level proficiency in English (as determined by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies) may be considered in lieu of these test scores. For the French and Spanish programs only, evidence of proficiency in English is a degree requirement but not a requirement for admission.

Application Deadline

  • Ivey Program deadline: January 31 - Acceptance notification by March 30
  • DAN Program has a rolling admission policy which means applications are reviewed as they are received. Deadline to apply: January 31