Payroll

Maximize your earning potential.

Work towards your Payroll Compliance Practioner (PCP) or Canadian Payroll Management (CPM) certification.

Formats (In-Person / Online)

Complete the program entirely in-person, entirely online* or choose a combination of both formats.  

In-person offerings will include a mixture of lecture and experiential learning activities, such as case studies, presentations, individual and group work, mid-term and final examinations.

Online delivery will use primarily asynchronous activities designed to present the fundamental concepts and theories in payroll and promote the application to the workplace and professional practice. Course activities will include instructor video lecture/presentations, discussion board topics, web-based learning activities, as well as, experiential learning activities (i.e. case studies, group discussions, projects).

All courses (in-person and online) have a final exam. 

*PAY 101, PAY 102, PAY 103, PAY 201 (formerly CPM 101) & PAY 202 (formerly CPM 102) equivalencies may be taken online with CPA and applied to the McMaster PCP or CPM certificate by transfer credit

Available Course Formats:

Course Name Course Code In-Person Format Online Format
Business Communications BUS 850 Enrol via McMaster Enrol via McMaster
Payroll Compliance Legislation PAY 101 Enrol via McMaster and CPA Enrol via CPA
Payroll Fundamentals 1 PAY 102 Enrol via McMaster and CPA Enrol via CPA
Introductory Financial Accounting ACC 925 Enrol via McMaster Enrol via McMaster
Payroll Fundamentals 2 PAY 103 Enrol via McMaster and CPA Enrol via CPA
Introduction to Payroll Management PAY 201 Enrol via McMaster and CPA Enrol via CPA
Organizational Behaviour HRM 821 Enrol via McMaster Enrol via McMaster

Introductory Management Accounting
or
Business Finance and Accounting

ACC 928
or
HRM 817
Enrol via McMaster Enrol via McMaster
Compensation
(Compensation Management)
HRM 898 Enrol via McMaster Enrol via McMaster
Applied Payroll Management PAY 202 Enrol via McMaster Enrol via McMaster