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

Learn from our students' experiences

Key contacts:

Julia Wu

MPA Coordinator
MPA Director
Business & Law Rm 410
Internal Phone: 93746

Janet Butcher

Administrator
MPA
Internal Phone: 93669