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UofW - AFM, Math/Chartered accountacy

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Hey guys. So, i'm going to be applying to universities soon, and i want to go to the University of Waterloo for accounting. I saw that they have two programs, AFM (accounting financial management) and Math/Chartered accountancy. So, i was wondering which program you would choose, and why? For example, i saw that the mark cut off for the Math/Chartered accountancy program was a lot higher compared to the AFM program, so by that i'm guessing its a more competitive program compared to AFM.

Thanks for reading, any and all information helps! (:
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It depends what you want out of the programs. As their names suggest, both programs will offer you the chance to get your Masters of Accountacy after 4 years which will exempts you from the first 2 of 3 CA Exams and both offer accounting coop only.

Where in AFM-PA/FM, you get a BAFM, in Math/CA you get a Bmath. Math/CA is definitely more math intensive and is reasonably more difficult to get into although not as bad as it used to be. Math/CA takes about 70 people while AFM-PA take 100+ and AFM-FM takes like 200-300+ (around).

There are more details about the differences - let me know if you need any help!
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@immaculatedx wrote
It depends what you want out of the programs. As their names suggest, both programs will offer you the chance to get your Masters of Accountacy after 4 years which will exempts you from the first 2 of 3 CA Exams and both offer accounting coop only.

Where in AFM-PA/FM, you get a BAFM, in Math/CA you get a Bmath. Math/CA is definitely more math intensive and is reasonably more difficult to get into although not as bad as it used to be. Math/CA takes about 70 people while AFM-PA take 100+ and AFM-FM takes like 200-300+ (around).

There are more details about the differences - let me know if you need any help!


AFM-PA takes around 80-90, and AFM-FM takes around 200. PA is probably as hard to get into as the Math/CA, and FM is a little easier, although still difficult.
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@immaculatedx wrote
It depends what you want out of the programs. As their names suggest, both programs will offer you the chance to get your Masters of Accountacy after 4 years which will exempts you from the first 2 of 3 CA Exams and both offer accounting coop only.

Where in AFM-PA/FM, you get a BAFM, in Math/CA you get a Bmath. Math/CA is definitely more math intensive and is reasonably more difficult to get into although not as bad as it used to be. Math/CA takes about 70 people while AFM-PA take 100+ and AFM-FM takes like 200-300+ (around).

There are more details about the differences - let me know if you need any help!




Thank you for responding. I heard that PA has co-op whereas FM doesn't. Is that true?
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@shadowbuddy wrote

@immaculatedx wrote
It depends what you want out of the programs. As their names suggest, both programs will offer you the chance to get your Masters of Accountacy after 4 years which will exempts you from the first 2 of 3 CA Exams and both offer accounting coop only.

Where in AFM-PA/FM, you get a BAFM, in Math/CA you get a Bmath. Math/CA is definitely more math intensive and is reasonably more difficult to get into although not as bad as it used to be. Math/CA takes about 70 people while AFM-PA take 100+ and AFM-FM takes like 200-300+ (around).

There are more details about the differences - let me know if you need any help!




Thank you for responding. I heard that PA has co-op whereas FM doesn't. Is that true?


Both have co-op (with no option to choose co-op or no co-op).
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@g93 wrote

@shadowbuddy wrote

@immaculatedx wrote
It depends what you want out of the programs. As their names suggest, both programs will offer you the chance to get your Masters of Accountacy after 4 years which will exempts you from the first 2 of 3 CA Exams and both offer accounting coop only.

Where in AFM-PA/FM, you get a BAFM, in Math/CA you get a Bmath. Math/CA is definitely more math intensive and is reasonably more difficult to get into although not as bad as it used to be. Math/CA takes about 70 people while AFM-PA take 100+ and AFM-FM takes like 200-300+ (around).

There are more details about the differences - let me know if you need any help!




Thank you for responding. I heard that PA has co-op whereas FM doesn't. Is that true?


Both have co-op (with no option to choose co-op or no co-op).



So, both programs will get you the masters in 4 years, along with the co-op experience, and exemption from the ca exams, correct?
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@shadowbuddy wrote

@g93 wrote

@shadowbuddy wrote

@immaculatedx wrote
It depends what you want out of the programs. As their names suggest, both programs will offer you the chance to get your Masters of Accountacy after 4 years which will exempts you from the first 2 of 3 CA Exams and both offer accounting coop only.

Where in AFM-PA/FM, you get a BAFM, in Math/CA you get a Bmath. Math/CA is definitely more math intensive and is reasonably more difficult to get into although not as bad as it used to be. Math/CA takes about 70 people while AFM-PA take 100+ and AFM-FM takes like 200-300+ (around).

There are more details about the differences - let me know if you need any help!




Thank you for responding. I heard that PA has co-op whereas FM doesn't. Is that true?


Both have co-op (with no option to choose co-op or no co-op).



So, both programs will get you the masters in 4 years, along with the co-op experience, and exemption from the ca exams, correct?


The BAFM is after 4 years, then you get your MAcc in nearly 5.
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Exactly what g93 and just a side note: if you're in FM, you are still exempt from the two CA exams but you need to make sure that you take the public accounting courses that are requried to be a CA (the other two streams you can go into are management accounting if you want to be a CMA, and financial management for the CFA designation).
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