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Jul 13th, 2012, 06:22 AM
Hey all, I'm interested in applying to the DAP program at UBC. However I have a few questions regarding accounting education. I've had very limited experience in accounting courses during my undergraduate degree, like maybe 2 courses, and I always found it interesting. My question is there a possibility I can become a CA after completing that program at UBC, or do CAs need an undergraduate degree in an accounting related discipline? Also is there a program like the DAP somewhere in Toronto? The DAP seems to satisfy a lot of core course requirements in a year and I was hoping that there's a program like that closer to home.
Jul 13th, 2012, 05:41 PM
I'm pretty sure the DAP is fine for CA purposes. I have a family friend who took that route, and he is working towards a CA now.
I also have a cousin who is pursuing her CMA using a BA in International Relations from UBC. I believe she took the accounting courses elsewhere.
Jul 13th, 2012, 07:17 PM
How long did it take him to get to that route, from the beginning of the DAP to now?
Sep 10th, 2012, 06:37 AM
Hey, I've been through DAP and I had no accounting experience when I started either. I actually know a few people that had non accounting backgrounds (BSc/BA) that got into CA firms so yes, it is possible. If you want more info, I've written a bit about my experiences in the DAP program on my blog (http://polymathaspirations.blogspot.com/2012/09/ubc-diploma-in-accounting-program-dap.html).