Master of Professional Accounting

University of Wollongong Faculty of Business

Program Description

Master of Professional Accounting

University of Wollongong Faculty of Business

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) is designed for students who want a career in the accounting profession and therefore the learning experience and knowledge areas are focused on the practice of accounting.

The course first introduces the fundamental principles of accounting, economics, and aspects of the economic system and then proceeds to the study of specific knowledge areas which are vital for accounting professionals. You will develop knowledge and skills to apply accounting principles in the preparation and interpretation of financial statements and, enable you to research current accounting issues. You will also have an understanding of the differences between accounting principles and taxation law and the tax implications of business activities.

If you are interested in undertaking a two-year option, you can consider the Master of Professional Accounting Advanced.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

1 Integrate technical, theoretical and professional knowledge as it relates to accounting, auditing, finance, economics, information systems and relevant law.
2 Critically apply technical, theoretical and professional knowledge and skills to propose solutions to routine and emerging professional accounting problems.
3 Exercise judgment to propose solutions to professional accounting problems in diverse contexts using social, ethical, economic, regulatory and international perspectives.
4 Communicate professional accounting advice in oral, written and visual forms to relevant stakeholders.
5 Work appropriately with others in order to achieve outputs relevant to professional accounting.
6 Reflect on performance and feedback to identify learning opportunities and self-improvement.
7 Conduct a professionally focussed research project

Entry Requirements

A recognized Bachelors degree, or equivalent, with an average mark of 50% or a UOW Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting*.

Applicants with other relevant tertiary qualifications and/or substantial relevant professional of managerial experience will also be considered for entry.

Course Structure

Candidates are required to complete 72 credit points in accordance with the list below.

ACCY901 Accounting Foundations for Professionals 6
ACCY902 Applied Financial Accounting 6
ACCY903 Theoretical Foundations of Accounting 6
ACCY918 Applied Management Accounting 6
ACCY936 Management and Information Systems 6
ACCY962 Professional Practice - Auditing & Risk Assurance 6
ACCY963 Professional Practice - Taxation 6
ECON910 Economics for Professionals 6
ECON940 Statistics for Decision Making 6
FIN 921 Managerial Finance 6
LAW 960 Legal Studies For Professionals 6
LAW9302 Law of Business Organisations 6

Why choose this course

Our courses are: continually developed, informed by research, structured on applied outcomes, recognized by industry, delivered by highly qualified academics and supported through additional specialized student learning and development resources.

We offer three intakes per year, where you can study from our Wollongong or Sydney CBD campus.

Our dedicated student support services are built around individual students’ needs. Our student advisors, academic staff and careers consultant are available each week for consultation. Study skills workshops are also run weekly to ensure your success. We provide a number of social and semi-formal events that give you the opportunity to network with your peers, members of the local business community and alumni.

International Students can choose to take up the option of selecting the elective subject, Global Workplace Practice, which includes practical job seeking activities and access to the Australian workforce either through an internship, industry-based project or part-time employment.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated June 28, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2019
Duration
Duration
18 months
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
43,920 AUD
Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.
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Deadline
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Applications close two weeks prior to course commencement for domestic students and one week prior to course commencement date for international students.
Locations
Australia - North Wollongong, New South Wales
Start date : Aug. 2019
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Dates
Aug. 2019
Australia - North Wollongong, New South Wales
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