Professional Diploma in Accounting (CPA Bridging)
Accounting and finance professionals are recognized world-wide for their strategic thinking, financial expertise, business insights and leadership. The Professional Diploma in Accounting at the University of Lethbridge provides the competencies and experience you need for your career and advancement, by building on your existing academic background. Get the career you want, with the degree you have.
Our recognition of prior education aims to provide you with the most direct route to your credential, and you can choose to study the courses you need at a pace that works for you. With evening and weekend classes in Calgary, and daytime classes in Lethbridge, you can continue to work while you pursue your education.
Our flexible and high-quality program also provides an approved pathway for entry into the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP), the path to Canada’s most pre-eminent business and accounting designation.
The University of Lethbridge also supports your career success outside the classroom. We provide a comprehensive approach to career development through networking opportunities, career counselling, industry information events, student professional development and more. Students are also eligible to for paid co-operative work terms with employers in their field of study.
Initial funding for program development was provided by Alberta’s CPA profession through the Chartered Professional Accountants Education Foundation of Alberta, and with support from the Government of Alberta’s Access to the Future Fund and Foreign Qualification Recognition Innovation Fund