Be accountable for your own future
Consider yourself a bean counting extraordinaire but need an accounting major? Then this course will help you negotiate that cash-generating career ladder by giving you a sound theoretical knowledge base, allowing you to perform high-level financial transactions and nimbly navigate your way through an increasingly complex global business environment.
Choose from electives including financial planning, information systems, public and private sector management or business administration and your future career will be, quite simply, a breeze to figure out.
Study a Master of Professional Accounting at UC and you will:
- develop an advanced and integrated understanding of accounting and the related disciplines required to practice as an accountant
- be able to perform high-level accounting and financial transactions and navigate in an increasingly complex legal, economic and global business environment
- be able to analyse, synthesise and interpret complex financial information, problems, concepts and theories
- be able to make ethical, socially responsible and sustainable business decisions whilst demonstrating a high level of personal autonomy and accountability.
Opportunities exist for Master of Professional Accounting graduates in a diverse range of sectors, including in:
- financial accounting
- management accounting
- taxation auditing
- banking management
- business advisory services
Course specific information
Applicants must have a Bachelor degree or the equivalent as approved by the University of Canberra. Students who have undertaken an undergraduate degree with a major in accounting with another Australian institution are ineligible for entry to the degree.
Required - Must pass 42 credit points as follows
- 6221 - Accounting for Managers G - 3 cp, Level G
- 6222 - Accounting Systems & Practices G - 3 cp, Level G
- 6223 - Auditing PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 6224 - Business Finance PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 6225 - Business Law G - 3 cp, Level G
- 6227 - Company Accounting PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 6228 - Contemporary Issues in Accounting PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 6231 - Corporate Law & Practice G - 3 cp, Level G
- 6234 - Economics for Managers G - 3 cp, Level G
- 6253 - Management Accounting PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 6275 - Statistical Analysis & Decision Making G - 3 cp, Level G
- 6279 - Taxation Law & Practice G - 3 cp, Level G
- 9504 - BGL Research Project PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9505 - Research Methods PG - 3 cp, Level P
Open Electives - Must pass 6 credit points from the following
- 6 credit points, with at least 3 credit points at PG level from anywhere in the University.
Applicants must have a bachelor degree or equivalent as approved by the University. There are no work experience requirements. Students who have undertaken an undergraduate degree with a major in accounting with an Australian institution are ineligible for entry to the degree.
English Language Requirements
Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0
Course Learning Outcomes
|Course Objectives||Graduate Qualities|
|1. Develop an advanced and integrated understanding of accounting and related disciplines required to practice as an accountant.||-|
|2. Be able to understand accounting and financial transactions and navigate in an increasingly complex financial, legal, economic and global business environment including recent developments in these fields.||-|
|3. Be able to analyse and synthesise and interpret complex financial and related information, problems, concepts or theories.||-|
|4. Apply knowledge and skills and exercise judgement to produce well-developed advice and arguments in solving financial problems.||-|
|5. Be able to make ethical, socially responsible and sustainable business decisions in a complex business environment demonstrating high level of personal autonomy and accountability.||-|
|6. Have strong communication skills and the ability to transmit their knowledge, skills and ideas using a variety of communication styles, as would be expected by audiences from technical or non-technical backgrounds.||-|
Cost & Fees
The fees detailed are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.
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Last updated February 16, 2018