March 8, 2010
Students in the short CGA graduate program in professional practice did very well on the national exams in December. The pass rate for the 17 students in the School’s short graduate program who took the Issues in Professional Practice exam (PA1) was 94%, while the national average was 79%. The 42 students who took the PA2 exam had a 90% pass rate, as compared with a national average of 82%.
Passing the Issues in Professional Practice (PA1) and Strategic Financial Management (PA2) exams is the last exam requirement in the certification process leading to the CGA designation. The two exams evaluate candidates’ ability to apply the skills a new CGA must have.
The School wishes to point out that three students in the program – Janine Bardawil, Edwidg Jolicoeur and Camélia Radu – turned in remarkable performances and earned “Distinction” grades on the PA2 exam.
The short CGA graduate program in professional practice, offered since September 2008, provides quality training designed to prepare students to deal with the realities of the CGA profession. It fosters their ability to integrate, analyze and synthesize information and helps them build on their knowledge of accounting, assurance, finance, management, taxation and professional ethics and integrity.