Master of Professional Accounting (MPAC)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Program Description

Master of Professional Accounting (MPAC)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Accounting is critical

Accounting is a critical component of any company or institution. Accounting as a profession has seen a major shift in recent decades, from a strictly financial focus of economic accountability to a more complex role within business organisations and management. The accounting profession has also expanded to include areas such as information systems, insolvency and forensic investigations.

Change to a career in accounting

If you want to become an accountant and already have a bachelor or 8-unit non-accounting master's degree , the Master of Professional Accounting will get you there. The emphasis is on practical experience and preparing you thoroughly for the accounting profession through this master’s conversion program.

Professional accreditation

Graduates of the Master of Professional Accounting will meet the educational entrance requirements of both the CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), as long as a certain list of subjects are studied.

This provides Associate membership of CPA Australia, eligibility to study the CPA Australia professional exams and eligibility to study the CAANZ professional exams.

Successful completion of the Master of Professional Accounting can qualify students for exemptions from the Fundamental level (9 papers) of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams. For further details please refer to the ACCA website.

Career outcomes

As a graduate, your career opportunities may include public accountant, chartered accountant, company accountant, company secretary, financial administrator, investment advisor, forensic accountant, in the government (in the tax department, audit office, treasury and local government), or in financial institutions including banks and building societies.

Entry Requirements

3-year bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised institution.

English Language Requirements

All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 18, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus or Online
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 2017
Jan., 2017
Duration
Duration
2 - 12 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
23,760 AUD
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Deadline
Start date Feb. 2017
Place
Australia Toowoomba, Queensland
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Duration 2 - 12 years
Price 23,760 AUD
On-campus fee. External/Online fee: AUD 21520.
Start date Jan., 2017
Place
Australia Springfield, Queensland
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End date Request Info
Duration 2 - 12 years
Price 23,760 AUD
On-campus fee. External/Online fee: AUD 21520.