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Master of Professional Accounting - 297JA

Course Code: 297JA
Course Version: 1
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): School of Business
UAC Code: 880161
CRICOS Code: 083324D
Lowest Selection Rank: N/A
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Be accountable for your own future

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) has been carefully designed in close consultation with industry to equip you with the professional and technical skills desired by professional services firms.

You will undertake an academically challenging program with a strong emphasis on practical skills. In addition, you can undertake a suite of optional activities, such as networking with practitioners, to enhance your professional skills and get a head start in reaching your career objectives.

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
  • perform high-level accounting and financial transactions and navigate in an increasingly complex legal, economic and global business environment
  • analyse, synthesise and interpret complex financial information, problems, concepts and theories
  • make ethical, socially responsible and sustainable business decisions while demonstrating a high level of personal autonomy and accountability.

Work Integrated Learning

The course presents students with a range of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities, including real-world research projects, case studies, actual industry briefs and more. You’ll develop work-ready technical accountancy skills and will be confident using a range of industry-standard accounting packages.

You can choose to undertake an internship in Year 2 as part of the course’s open elective units. The faculty runs an optional three-week ‘pre-internship preparation program’ where students learn essential employment skills and interview techniques. The program culminates in a series of interviews hosted by Canberra-based accounting firms, with successful candidates going on to secure internships. 

Career opportunities

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Tax accountant
  • Financial accountant
  • Management accountant
  • Chief financial officer
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial controller

Course specific information

The Master of Professional Accounting is accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and CPA Australia.

Admission Requirements

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.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Typical Study Pattern

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Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.


Professional Accreditation

This course is accredited by CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

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. -

Course Duration

Standard four semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twelve semesters.

Honours

None.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • 2019->UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne-Internal
  • 2019->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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