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Master of Professional Accounting (MPA)

About the Course
Graduates of degree courses other then accounting may later wish to enhance their management skills or become professional accountants by undertaking a conversion course such as this MPA, which enables graduates with non-accounting or partial accounting backgrounds to meet the academic requirements for membership of CPA Australia (CPA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the UK (ACCA). The course focuses on contemporary knowledge and skills required for practice as a public or chartered accountant; effective management; accountability and control; and effective decision-making for financial success.


Studies in this Master of Professional Accounting course will provide the technical and conceptual skills required to become a competent accountant, and will develop students' abilities to analyse, criticise and synthesise various accounting and related principles, methods and techniques. The skills and knowledge gained from this course will prepare students to be effective managers or financial analysts. Graduates find employment as accountants or financial analysts, and may increase promotional opportunities in their existing occupations.


Course Structure
The course consists of 12 Specialist Elective units.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 120 credit points.


Professional Recognition
Graduates of the Master of Professional Accounting are eligible for membership of CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the UK (ACCA). Students who exit with the Graduate Diploma may be eligible for membership of the ICAA, depending on their choice of units.


Career Opportunities

Graduates may seek work in public corporations, government departments, banking and financial institutions in financial management, auditing and control, corporate reporting, accounting, taxation, financial planning etc.


There are Admission Requirements and English Language Requirements for International Students.

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