Master of Professional Accounting

Course summary

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, 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 information

Study area

Business

Campus

Wollongong, Sydney

Course Code

1438

Duration

1.5 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

087681F

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A recognised 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.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Students who have completed a UOW Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting* will be granted 24 credit points (4 core subjects) credit towards their MPA degree.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Sydney, Wollongong

On Campus

$10,746 (2018)

$42,984 (2018)

Sydney, Wollongong

On Campus

$10,746 (2019)

$42,984 (2019)

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Some Commonwealth Supported places may be awarded on an equity basis. Contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 for an application form.

The fee per trimester is based on a study load equivalent to 18 credit points, ie three subjects.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A recognised 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.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

88

18

18

18

18

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Students who have completed a UOW Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting* will be granted 24 credit points (4 core subjects) credit towards their MPA degree.

FEES

The fee per trimester is based on a study load of 18 credit points, ie 3 subjects.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$10,980 (2018)

$43,920 (2018)

Sydney

On Campus

$10,980 (2018)

$43,920 (2018)

Wollongong

On Campus

$10,980 (2019)

$43,920 (2019)

Sydney

On Campus

$10,980 (2019)

$43,920 (2019)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2017.

Applicant background

2017 intake

2017 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2017

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2018 Trimester 3

Wollongong, Sydney

Orientation: 16 & 17 August (Wollongong); 14 & 15 August (Sydney)
Session: 20 August - 15 November 2018

Applications Close

Key dates are:

  • Domestic Applicants: Two weeks prior to course commencement. (Late applications may be considered if places are available.) Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within one week of receipt.

  • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

2019 Trimester 1

Wollongong, Sydney

Enrolment and Orientation: 5 - 6 February 2019 (Sydney), 7 – 8 February 2019 (Wollongong)
Session: 11 February - 3 May 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 25 January 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 25 January 2019. Late applications may be considered.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

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:

CLO Description
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

The Master of Professional Accounting Curriculum map illustrates where course learning outcomes are taught, practiced and assessed within subjects in the program.

Course Structure

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

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
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

PLEASE NOTE:

  • ^ACCY901 is a pre requisite for ACCY902, ACCY903, ACCY918, ACCY962 and ACCY963.
  • *LAW960 is a pre requisite for LAW9302.
  • Please click the subject codes in the above table for information on sessions of offer for each subject at different locations. For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page.

 

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Accreditation & 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 and CIMA.


For more information visit business.uow.edu.au/accreditation

Why choose this course

Our courses are: continually developed, informed by research, structured on applied outcomes, recognised by industry, delivered by highly qualified academics and supported through additional specialised 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.