Master of Professional Accounting

University of Western Australia Business School

Program Description

Master of Professional Accounting

University of Western Australia Business School

The Master of Professional Accounting will provide you with training in the technical aspects of the preparation of accounting data; develop your skills in the application of accounting information to solving problems and making decisions; and develop your knowledge and skills in related professional disciplines such as finance, taxation, auditing, and management.


About The Course

This course provides an opportunity for graduates to obtain a qualification that is recognized by professional accounting bodies and the wider business community.

Accounting at UWA

UWA is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for Accounting (QS 2014)

UWA’s Master of Professional Accounting is accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, CPA Australia, and the Institute of Public Accountants

UWA’s Emeritus Professor Philip Brown has a scholarship named in his honor by the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand

UWA Business School

The UWA Business School is one of the premier business schools in the Asia-Pacific region. The School inspires and propels talented students from around the world to become the respected and innovative academic, community and business leaders of tomorrow.

We are one of only eight institutions in Australia to hold international accreditation from both EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System and AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This ensures our degrees are recognized by employers worldwide, and guarantees the quality of our teaching, research and other operational areas.

Our major corporate partners include ATCO Australia, BHP Billiton, EY, Macquarie Capital, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Wesfarmers, and Woodside. These industry links enable us to provide a richer education for our students, and ensure our programs are relevant and valuable to the industry.


Course Structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units.

Conversion

Students who have not completed the Bachelor of Commerce, or equivalent as recognized by the Faculty, must complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points from this group, as advised by the Faculty:

  • ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting (6)
  • ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy (6)
  • MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making (6)
  • MGMT5610 Applied Professional Business Communications (6)

Core

Take all units (54 points):

  • ACCT5501 Contemporary Issues in Accounting (6)
  • ACCT5511 Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting (6)
  • ACCT5522 Principles of Auditing (6)
  • ACCT5531 Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice (6)
  • ACCT5633 Accounting for Planning and Control (6)
  • ACCT5637 Principles of Taxation (6)
  • FINA5432 Introduction to Finance (6)
  • LAWS5508 Commercial and Company Law (6)
  • MGMT5506 Ethics and Sustainability Management (6)

Option

Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points:

  • ACCT4440 Management Accounting: Issues and Perspectives (6)
  • ACCT5521 Advanced Corporate Financial Accounting (6)
  • BUSN5505 Professional Development Practicum (6)
  • FINA5523 Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation (6)


Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognized by UWA1; and

(i) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 percent; or

(ii) a valid Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) of no more than 5 years old with a score of at least 550; or

(iii) at least five years of relevant documented professional experience considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course;

or

(b)(i) a UWA graduate certificate which articulates with this course; and

(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 percent;

or

(c)(i) a graduate certificate, or an equivalent qualification from an accredited course from another institution, as recognized by UWA; and

(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 70 percent;

or

(d) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognized by UWA; and

(i) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 percent; and

(ii) successful completion of the UWA Pre-Master's Program in Business with a weighted average mark of at least 60 percent

(for applicants with an overall IELTS score of at least 6 with no band less than 5.5); or

(iii) successful completion of the UWA Pre-Master's Program in Business with a weighted average mark of at least 60

percent; and

(iv) successful completion of a ten-week CELT course (with a grade of at least B+) (for applicants with an overall IELTS score of at least

.5 with no band less than 5.0);

or

(e) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognized by UWA; and

(i) successful completion of the UWA Pre-Master's Program in Business with a weighted average mark of at least 60 percent; and

(ii) successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Commerce with a weighted average mark of at least 65 percent (for

applicants with an overall IELTS score of at least 6 with no band less than 5.5); or

(iii) successful completion of the UWA Pre-Master's Program in Business with a weighted average mark of at least 60

percent; and

(iv) successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Commerce with a weighted average mark of at least 65 percent; and

(v) successful completion of a ten-week CELT course (with a grade of at least B+) (for applicants with an overall IELTS score of at least 5.5

with no band less than 5.0).

1 Applicants who have a bachelor's degree with a major in Accounting, or an equivalent qualification, are not eligible for admission.


Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.


Career Pathways

This degree will lead to a range of careers in the fields of Accounting, Financial Control, Consulting, Auditing, tax-related services and many others.


Course Accreditation

This course satisfies the accreditation requirements of the following professional accounting associations: the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants (CPA Australia), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Graduates are eligible to enter the membership programs of these organizations.

This course satisfies the accreditation requirements of the following professional accounting associations: the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants (CPA Australia), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Graduates are eligible to enter the membership programs of these organizations.


Quick Details

Status

  • Available 2018

Locations

  • Perth

Attendance

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Delivery

  • On-campus

Starting dates

  • Semester 1, Semester 2

Weekly contact time

  • The estimated time commitment is 12 hours per unit which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.

Level of study

  • Postgraduate

Course Code

  • 40610

CRICOS code

  • 083274J

Full time/part time duration

  • 1.5 - 2 years

Degrees course is available in

  • Master of Professional Accounting - Coursework
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated May 8, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Open Enrollment
Duration
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18 - 24 months
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65,400 AUD
Domestic Students Total Course Fee - 2018 $65,400.00. International Students Total Course Fee - 2018 $83,000.00
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Semester Two (2), 2018 Commences 30 July
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