Performance Management: CPA preparatory courses

Learn about the Performance Management CPA preparatory course.

If you are seeking admission to the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP), you can take CPA preparatory courses to gain the knowledge requirements you are missing.

Performance Management is an instructor-facilitated (core) course that provides an introduction to performance management in a business context, including:

  • governance and corporate social responsibility
  • the development of corporate mission, vision and values
  • strategy formulation and execution, including environmental scanning, company and industry analysis
  • evaluation of strategic alternatives and measurement of their performance

The syllabus provides detailed information on the content of the course as well as the other CPA preparatory courses. The examination blueprint outlines the structure and length of course final examinations. 

Note: Due to COVID-19, the assessment format for the August/September 2020 course examinations has been revised.

Prerequisite course

You must complete or receive exemption from Intermediate Management Accounting in order to take Performance Management.

Schedule

This course is delivered provincially — or, in some cases, regionally — on a part-time basis to offer maximum flexibility and accessibility. Refer to the CPA preparatory courses calendar for key core course dates and examination dates for core and non-core courses. Please contact your provincial/regional body to see which offerings are available in your area.

Note: Starting with the 2019/2020 academic calendar that begins November 2019, the semester course offering will change from a four-semester system to a five-semester system. You will have the opportunity to register for courses and their corresponding examinations separately.