Master of Professional Accounting

Our Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) is a conversion degree, designed specifically for a career in accounting.

Today our accountants provide business consultancy and operational assistance as well as tax services and financial reporting.

As a result, qualified accountants with broader business and management knowledge are in high demand.

Gaining an MPA will allow you to pursue a career in accounting across a range of sectors and levels, including senior management and board positions. As a graduate, you will be able to:

  • Gain provisional membership to professional accounting bodies.
  • Undertake an entry level professional accounting role within an organisation.

Our MPA programme is ideal for recent graduates who are looking for a direct path into a professional role. The MPA programme is also an excellent choice for professionals seeking to transition into a new role in accountancy. MPA participants are typically:

  • Graduates from any undergraduate discipline.
  • Professionals in entry to mid-level roles from organisations of any size and sector.

Multiple entry qualifications offer you a number of study options depending on your professional career goals.*

Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting

8x Electives

120 points

MPA

Core courses from the Postgraduate Diploma in PA

MBAZ680 Capstone Project or MBAZ681 Internship

240 points

1. Postgraduate Diploma in Business (PGDipBus)

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business consists of eight elective courses. These courses constitute eight of the 13 required courses for the MPA programme. Having satisfied all requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma with a B average or above, prior to graduating, you can apply to transfer to the MPA.

Duration: Part-time up to 4 years and at full-time study, it will take 8 months.

2. Master of Professional Accounting (MPA)

In addition to the course requirements for the postgraduate diploma, by completing a further five courses and the capstone project or internship, you can graduate with the full MPA.

The MPA gives you the opportunity to apply your knowledge to undertake more in-depth study in accountancy and business. Your project or internship can be undertaken with an industry or organisation that is of interest to you.

Duration: Part-time up to 4 years and at full-time study, it will take 15-17 months.

*In consultation, a personal course of study that differs from that outlined above can be completed, subject to the approval of the Dean of Commerce.

All lectures run Monday to Friday, between 9am and 8pm. Each lecture occurs once a week for 10 weeks and is three hours long.

Term One
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday
Managerial Accounting
MBAZ601
Business Economics
MBAZ602
Business Law
MBAZ605
Professional Accounting Principles
MPAC601
    Advanced Management Accounting
MPAC603
 
Term Two *
MondayTuesdayWednesdayFriday
Managerial Finance
MBAZ603
Advanced Professional Accounting Principles
MPAC602
Management
MPAC606
Business Research Methods
MBAZ604

*No lectures on Anzac Day / Queen's Birthday.
** Elective

Term Three
MondayTuesdayWednesday
Advanced Financial Accounting
MPAC604
Auditing
MPAC608
Taxation
MPAC605
Term Four
TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayFriday
9am-12pm Management of Information Systems (2)
MBIS601
Managerial Accounting
MBAZ601
Managerial Finance
MBAZ603
 
1-4pm       Business Economics
MBAZ602
4-7pm     Advanced Management Accounting
MPAC603
 
Any Time
Ongoing Research Project
MBAZ680
Ongoing Internship
MBAZ681

Combined Timetable 2018 -- Taught Masters

PLEASE NOTE: This timetable includes all EDP taught masters' courses: MBIS, MBM, MFM, MPA, etc. You will need to identify which courses you will be attending each term (usually, but not always, three courses).

All lectures run Monday to Friday, between the times of 9:00 am and 8:00 pm. Each lecture occurs once a week for 10 weeks and is three hours long.

 

TERM ONE: Monday 29 January to Friday 6 April

 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
9am-12pm MBAZ601 (1)
Managerial Accounting
Oli Hille

Room: L526
MBIS601
Management of Information Systems
Nelly Todorova

Room: L526
MBAZ605
Business Law
Annick Masselot/Matt Barber

Room: L526
MBIS602 (1) 
Systems Analysis & Business Process Modelling
Annette Mills

Room: L526

MBAZ603
Managerial Finance
Oli Hille

Room: Jack Erskine 340  
MBUS601
Marketing
Ann-Marie Kennedy

Room: Jack Erskine 340
1pm-4pm MBAZ601 (2)
Managerial Accounting
Oli Hille

Room: L526
WASS
Writing and Study Skills
Greg Armfield

Room: L526
MPAC603
Advanced Management Accounting
Neil Crombie

Room: Psychology 344

MBIS603
Digital Business & Technology
Ravi Sharma

Room: L526
MBIS602 (2)
Systems Analysis & Business Process Modelling
Annette Mills

Room: L526

MPAC601
Professional Accounting Principles
Catherine McMillan/Julia Wu

Room: Jack Erskine 315  
MBAZ602 (2)
Business Economics
Stephen Hickson

Room: Jack Erskine 340
5pm-8pm     MBAZ602 (1)
Business Economics
Stephen Hickson

Room: Jack Erskine 340  
   

 

TERM TWO: Monday 23 April to Friday 29 June

 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
9am-12pm MBUS650
Business Strategy
Piet Beukman
Room: TBA
MBAZ604 (2)
Business Research Methods
Lecturer: TBA
Room: L526  
MBIS603
Digital Business & Technology
Anushia Inthiran
Room: L526
MBIS623
Database Management
Constantine Zakharoff
Room: TBA
MBAZ604 (1)
Business Research Methods
Lecturer: TBA
Room: TBA
1pm-4pm MBAZ603
Managerial Finance
Oli Hille
Room: L526
MPAC602
Advanced Professional Accounting Principles
Julia Wu
Room: L526
MBUS602
Leadership
Teresa Callow/Michelle Shields
Room: L526
MPAC606
Management
Tyron Love
Room: L526
MBUS651
Business Development & Entrepreneurship
Christian Walsh/Bob Hamilton
Room: TBA  

 

TERM THREE: Monday 16 July to Friday 21 September

 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
9am-12pm MBAZ604
Business Research Methods
Lecturer: TBA
Room: L526  
MBIS624
Data Analytics & Business Intelligence
Ravi Sharma
Room: L526
MBUS603
Managing People & Performance
Russell Wordsworth
Room: L526
MBIS621
IT Project Management
Lecturer: TBA
Room: L526
 
1pm-4pm MPAC604
Advanced Financial Accounting
Catherine McMillan
Room: L526  
MPAC608
Auditing
Richard Fisher
Room: L526
MPAC605
Taxation
Adrian Sawyer/
Andrew Maples
Room: L526
MFIN603
Financial Management
Dieu Dang/Neil Crombie
Room: L526
 

 

TERM FOUR: Monday 8 October to Friday 7 December

 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
9am-12pm MBIS601 (1)
Management of Information Systems
Trevor Nesbit
Room: L526
MBAZ605
Business Law
Annick Masselot/Matt Barber
Room: L526

MBIS624
Data Analytics & Business Intelligence
Lecturer: TBA
Room: TBA  
MBAZ603
Managerial Finance
Oli Hille
Room: L526
MBAZ601 (1)
Managerial Accounting
Oli Hille
Room: L526
 
1pm-4pm MFIN670
Applied Research in Financial Management
Dieu Dang
Day, time and room: TBA  
MBIS622
Information Systems Security & Risk Management
Stephen Wingreen
Room: L526
MBIS601 (2)
Management of Information Systems
Trevor Nesbit
Room: L526
MBAZ601 (2)
Managerial Accounting
Oli Hille
Room: L526
MBAZ602
Business Economcs
Stephen Hickson
Room: L526
4pm-7pm     MPAC603
Advanced Management Accounting
**4-7pm
Neil Crombie
Room: TBA  
   

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Key contacts:

Julia Wu

MPA Coordinator
MPA Director
Business and Law 508
Internal Phone: 93746