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Master's degree

Master of Professional Accounting

MPA
03 October 2023

UC's Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) is a conversion taught master's qualification that gives you the skills, knowledge, and competencies to be a highly effective accountant in domestic and international organisations. Find out about studying an MPA through Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School.

DURATION

Master of Professional Accounting

Degree Structure - Duration
21–23 months full-time

START

Master of Professional Accounting

Degree Structure - Start In
February or July

POINTS

240

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 120 points:

  • Domestic — $8,527
  • International — $35,000

Overview


Master of Professional Accounting

Introduction

The Master of Professional Accounting is a conversion taught master's qualification that provides graduates with the skills, knowledge, and competencies to be a highly effective accountant in both domestic and international organisations. Through applied research, you will gain an understanding of the theoretical considerations facing the Accounting profession, while developing the confidence to challenge existing practices, and develop innovative new ways to solve issues in the field.

The qualification is aligned with professional accounting bodies in the industry (such as the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), Certified Practicing Accountants Australia (CPA Australia), and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)), allowing graduates to gain provisional membership.

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) is also part of the Business Taught Masters programme, providing opportunities to pursue new career pathway options. Students with a background in any discipline may apply and no prior experience in Commerce or Accounting is required.

Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School is placed within the top five per cent of business schools worldwide through its accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).



Master of Professional Accounting

Why Study - Body

Why study a Master of Professional Accounting at UC?

The Master of Professional Accounting graduate:

  • Demonstrates in-depth knowledge and understanding of current theoretical concepts, frameworks, and industry practice within the fields of accounting and business.
  • Thinks logically, analytically, and critically with respect to the academic literature and professional journals within the field of accounting and business.
  • Plans and carries out independent research that demonstrates critical awareness of issues and challenges in the fields of accounting and business.
  • Synthesises academic and professional information and effectively communicates findings to a range of audiences in different ways.

Master of Professional Accounting

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

A bachelor's degree with at least a B Grade Point Average in 300-level courses is required. Your enrolment will be approved taking into account the relevance and standard of previous studies and experience.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Professional Accounting or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

The programme has intakes in February and August.

You can apply online at myUC.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

Master of Professional Accounting

Career - Body

Career opportunities

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Useful information:

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $8,527
  • International — $35,000

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $8,296
  • International — $33,700

SSL estimate (per 120 points):

  • 2024 — $1,100.40
  • 2023 — $992.40

Master of Professional Accounting

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my degree?

The MPA is a 240-point qualification which consists of compulsory courses followed by up to 60 points in elective courses taught over five terms, in ten-week blocks.

The programme can be completed within 21–23 months of full-time study, depending on your start date, or up to 5 years part-time.

  • February start: 21 months full-time duration.
  • July start: 22-23 months full-time duration.

For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Professional Accounting.

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