Globalized Accounting Professional Program

The Globalized Accounting Professional Program (GAPP) is an accounting certification offered through the collaboration of Zhejian University of Finance and Economics (ZUFE) and CPA Canada. Widen your career prospects and take your accounting career global.

Explore the world of accounting finance and business with GAPP

GAPP is a one year full-time program, taught in English and offered through a partnership between ZUFE in Hangzhou China and CPA Canada. It is a globally relevant professional accounting certification that also acts as a prerequisite for the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP).

Participants also get to experience life in China, home to one of the world’s four great ancient civilizations and be immersed in its rich culture and traditions. This is an exciting opportunity to broaden your worldview and discover the secrets of China’s economic growth.

About Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics

One of CPA Canada’s key partners, China’s Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics (ZUFE), in the city of Hangzhou, will be the first university to offer GAPP starting in July 2019.

GAPP students attend classes together with other international program students to provide inspiring cross-cultural exchanges. 

The city of Hangzhou is located east of Shanghai and is reachable via high speed rail. It is home to scenic lakes, ancient traditional villages and China’s world-famous pandas, all while being one of China’s largest centers of innovation. Over one third of China’s tech companies, including retail giant Alibaba, have made Hangzhou their headquarters. 

GAPP Curriculum

Throughout the year-long experience in China, GAPP students will be able to complete all their preparatory CPA Canada courses. Those interested in pursuing the Canadian CPA designation may continue their studies in China or in Canada through a provincial CPA body upon meeting all eligibility requirements as per CPA Canada’s Harmonized Education Policies and any regional/provincial standards. 

Students can also choose to pursue CPA Canada Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance or to stay on in China to continue their career.  

GAPP will use CPA Canada Preparatory courses taught by instructors from ZUFE or invited guest instructors from Canada. The curriculum also includes Chinese language and culture courses.  

Upon successful completion of the GAPP curriculum, students will be awarded the GAPP diploma. 


For more information including how to apply and pricing, please email: GAPP@cpacanada.net.cn.