Master of Professional Accounting

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
CRICOS:
085337E
Location:
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney
Duration:

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Description

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) is designed to meet the global demand for high-quality graduates in accounting.

The Master of Professional Accounting is extremely popular for a number of reasons:

  • Graduates of accounting benefit from high employment prospects. There are no shortages of accountancy job vacancies in the near future. This ensures jobs security.
  • As the world economy progresses, the need for accounting graduates gets stronger, proving favourable for holders of qualifications from Australia due to overseas recognition. Graduates will meet the academic requirements for membership of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and the Institute of Public Accountants.
  • An MPA qualification provides flexibility as accounting professionals are needed in any industry, meaning more options to choose from.
  • Students will integrate theoretical and technical knowledge of financial and management accounting, auditing, finance, economics, quantitative methods, information systems, business law and taxation law.

The two-year course can be completed in one year if students have a bachelor degree in business or a related field.

The course is ideal for graduates who do not have an undergraduate degree in accountancy and wish to obtain a professional accountancy qualification for a career change.

Having a Master’s qualification will provide students with an added advantage over students who have completed a Bachelor degree.

Course duration

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Campus availability and study mode

Campus availability

  • Melbourne (Attendance)
  • North Sydney (Attendance)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment.

Credit Points

160

Exit Point

Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting.
Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
North Sydney
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised

Course costs

  • Average first year fee: $28000 Fee-Paying (indicative only)

Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

Essential requirements for admission

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

  1. Equivalent of an Australian bachelor’s degree in any discipline (the equivalent of an Australian bachelor's degree in a related discipline will be eligible for up to four units credit); OR
  2. A Graduate Certificate in a related discipline.

International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admissions Rules.

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2020 Admission.

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Applying for admission

Direct Applications

Career paths

  • Accounting firms
  • Financial management

Professional recognition

The Master of Professional Accounting has been designed to meet the entry requirements of the professional accounting bodies, CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Contacts for future students

Enquiries:

Description

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) is designed to meet the global demand for high-quality graduates in accounting.

The Master of Professional Accounting is extremely popular for a number of reasons:

  • Graduates of accounting benefit from high employment prospects. There are no shortages of accountancy job vacancies in the near future. This ensures jobs security.
  • As the world economy progresses, the need for accounting graduates gets stronger, proving favourable for holders of qualifications from Australia due to overseas recognition. Graduates will meet the academic requirements for membership of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and the Institute of Public Accountants.
  • An MPA qualification provides flexibility as accounting professionals are needed in any industry, meaning more options to choose from.
  • Students will integrate theoretical and technical knowledge of financial and management accounting, auditing, finance, economics, quantitative methods, information systems, business law and taxation law.

The two-year course can be completed in one year if students have a bachelor degree in business or a related field.

The course is ideal for graduates who do not have an undergraduate degree in accountancy and wish to obtain a professional accountancy qualification for a career change.

Having a Master’s qualification will provide students with an added advantage over students who have completed a Bachelor degree.

Course duration

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Start dates and campus availability

Melbourne
  • 10-Feb-2020 , 20-Jul-2020 , 15-Feb-2021 , 26-Jul-2021
North Sydney
  • 10-Feb-2020 , 20-Jul-2020 , 15-Feb-2021 , 26-Jul-2021

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Credit Points

160

Exit Point

Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting.
Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Course costs

  • Unit Fee: $3875.00 (2020)
  • Average first year fee: $31000.00 (2020)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $62000.00 (2020)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Essential requirements for admission

Applicants must have an overall academic IELTS of 6.5 (with an individual score of 6.0 for all tests) as well as an equivalent of an Australian bachelor’s degree in any discipline (the equivalent of an Australian bachelor's degree in a related discipline will be eligible for up to four units credit); or a Graduate Certificate in a related discipline.

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Career paths

  • Accounting firms
  • Financial management

Professional recognition

The Master of Professional Accounting has been designed to meet the entry requirements of the professional accounting bodies, CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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