The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) is designed for students who want a career in the accounting profession. The learning experience and knowledge areas for this program 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, to 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 Structure
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 judgement 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|
Accreditation and Professional Recognition
The Master of Professional Accounting and the Master of Professional Accounting Advanced enables students to meet the educational and membership requirements of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants ANZ, the Institute of Public Accountants, and international professional associations ACCA
To gain entry into the Master of Professional Accounting, we require you to have a recognised bachelor’s degree with an equivalent average mark of 50%, or a Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting. Applicants with other relevant tertiary qualifications and/or substantial relevant professional or managerial experience will also be considered for entry. IELTS score of Overall 6.5 (R:6, W:6, L:6, S:6).
Why Study With Us?
We offer three intakes per year, and many subjects are scheduled to fit in with your professional and lifestyle commitments. Some classes are offered on a weekly basis, mostly in the evening, while others run in intensive mode over the weekend to minimise time away from other responsibilities.
Over 90% of our graduates are employed within 4 months of graduating and our postgraduate students average starting salary is $108,800 AUD, 4% higher than the nation’s average*.
Choose to study your program from one of our two campuses: the Sydney CBD campus in the overlooking the stunning Sydney Harbour and its impressive bridge, or our Wollongong Campus set amongst landscaped gardens, minutes away from the Pacific Ocean.
We offer a variety of Scholarships available for both Domestic and International students ranging from 10% to 100%, so you are able to invest in your future.
Our courses are continually developed, informed by research, structured on applied outcomes, recognised by employers, delivered by highly qualified academics and supported through additional specialised student learning and development resources.
Our dedicated student support services are built around your individual 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.
*QILT 2016-2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey.
About the School
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