Lifelong Learning for a Brighter World

Rachel, McMaster University Continuing Education Payroll graduate Rachel, McMaster University Continuing Education Payroll graduate

Payroll

Maximize your earning potential.

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

Formats (In-Person / Online)

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Complete the program entirely in-person, entirely online*, in a virtual classroom or choose a combination of 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).

Virtual classroom offerings include classes held as per the scheduled day/time. Classes will be held online, using a combination of synchronous, real-time, instructor led sessions, supplemented with asynchronous activities. You should expect to attend class at the same time, each week, although not every session will be a full 3 hours of live instruction. Rather, classes will provide learners the opportunity to apply what has been covered by your course facilitator. 

All courses (in-person, online, and virtual classroom) 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 Virtual Classroom
Business Communications BUS 850 Enrol via McMaster 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 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 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