Master of Professional Accounting Advanced

Course summary

The Master of Professional Accounting Advanced is a two-year course designed for non-accounting graduates who want a career in the accounting profession and want to enhance their learning experience by including another discipline specialisation within their course. The learning experience and knowledge areas in the MPA Advanced are focused on the practice of accounting.

Within the MPA Advanced, you can choose to complete one of two possible specialisations, depending on your career aspirations. The Financial Management specialisation enables you to focus on areas of financial management such as banking and securities while the specialisation in International Business allows you to broaden your knowledge of intercultural aspects of the business environment.

Why study 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.

Course information

Study area

Business

Campus

Wollongong, Sydney

Course Code

1439

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

2 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

087680G

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic 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 Transfer

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

2018 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $10,350
Full Course Fee: $55,200

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.

Sydney
On Campus

Session Fee: $10,350
Full Course Fee: $55,200

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.

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 Transfer

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

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $10,134
Full Course Fee: $54,048

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.

Sydney
On Campus

Session Fee: $10,134
Full Course Fee: $54,048

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.

Admission information

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 Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

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


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

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 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (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)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

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

2018 Trimester 1

Wollongong, Sydney

Session Commences
5 February 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.

Session Details
Enrolment & Orientation: 1 & 2 February (Wollongong)(TBC); 30 & 31 January (Sydney)(TBC)
Session: 5 February - 27 April 2018

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) will be able to: 

  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 focused research project.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency in a specialised area of Business.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree of Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) course code 1439, a student must complete a total of at least 96 credit points, as per the outline below.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
ACCY901Accounting Foundations for Professionals6Trimester 1, Trimester 3
ACCY902Applied Financial Accounting6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
ACCY903Theoretical Foundations of Accounting6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
ACCY918Applied Management Accounting6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
ACCY936Management and Information Systems6Trimester 2, Trimester 3
ACCY962Professional Practice - Auditing & Risk Assurance6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
ACCY963Professional Practice - Taxation6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
ECON910Economics for Professionals6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
ECON940Statistics for Decision Making6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 921Managerial Finance6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
LAW 960Legal Studies For Professionals6Trimester 1, Trimester 2
LAW9302Law of Business Organisations6Trimester 1, Trimester 3
Students also have the following options:
Financial Management Specialisation
FIN 924Financial Statement Analysis For Business6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
Plus 18 credit points of subjects selected from the list below
FIN 907Financial Strategy6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 923Portfolio Management6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 925Banking Theory and Practice6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 956Bank Lending and Securities6Trimester 2
FIN 958Financial Institutions6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 959Enterprise Risk Management6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 961Derivatives6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
GWP 900International Workplace practice6Trimester 1, Trimester 3
International Business Specialisation
MGNT978Cross Cultural Management6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
And
MGNT969Job Analysis, Recruitment and Selection6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
Plus 12 credit points of subjects selected from the list below
FIN 928Multinational Financial Management6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 955International Banking6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MARK957International Marketing Strategy6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3

^ACCY901 is a pre requisite for ACCY902, ACCY903, ACCY918, ACCY962 and ACCY963.
*LAW 960 is a pre requisite for LAW9302.

PLEASE NOTE: Not all subjects are offered at all locations, and subject and session offerings may change prior to the commencement of session. Students are advised to check the latest information available on the subject database by clicking the subject codes above. 

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Accreditation & professional recognition

Graduates of the Master of Professional Accounting Advanced meet the accreditation requirements of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, the Institute of Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants. For more information, visit http://business.uow.edu.au/professional-recognition/index.html

Why choose this course

Sydney Business School is the graduate school of the Faculty of Business at University of Wollongong. Our courses are delivered from campuses located in the Sydney CBD at Circular Quay in Sydney and Wollongong. They are designed for individuals seeking to expand their expertise, build their professional excellence or enhance their leadership capabilities.

Our postgraduate programs are: informed by research, structured on applied outcomes, recognised by industry, delivered by highly qualified and industry-experienced academics and supported through additional specialised student learning and development resources.