February 20, 2012
HEC Montréal students in the Short CGA Graduate Program in Professional Practice did very well again on the national CGA-Canada exams in December 2011. Their pass rate was 85% on the PA1 (Issues in Professional Practice) exam, as compared with the national average of 71% and the Quebec average of 64%. On the PA2 exam (Strategic Financial Management), 78% passed, while the national and provincial average pass rates on this exam were 75%. The pass rate for HEC Montréal students on the AU2 (Advanced External Auditing) exam was 95%, far above the national average of 69%.
Many of the Short Graduate Program students turned in outstanding performances on the December 2011 exams. Two of them (Carl Boucher and Édith Gagnon) made the honour roll for the PA1 exam, with honourable mentions for their excellent performance. On the PA2 exam, Valérie Tessier also received an honourable mention, and three of the School’s students made the Quebec honour roll on the AU2 exam: Mouna Madrane (2nd), Oleg Ojovan (4th) and Mélanie Hotte (5th). Congratulations to everyone!
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.