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C04238v3 Master of Professional Accounting

Award(s): Master of Professional Accounting (MProfAcc)
CRICOS code: 061285K
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Admission requirements
Credit recognition
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

The Master of Professional Accounting is designed to provide graduates with little or no accounting exposure with the necessary skills and knowledge required for a career in professional accounting. The course satisfies the academic requirements for entry to the professional programs of CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA).

This course provides the ideal academic foundation to pursue a career in accounting, with the subjects providing the necessary knowledge, understanding and expertise necessary for employment in the accounting profession. Further, the professional recognition of the course by CPA Australia and ICAA provides students with internationally recognised qualifications that enhance both their employment and promotion opportunities.

Course aims

The course aims to provide local and international graduates with the requisite knowledge in accounting and the role accounting plays in providing information to support business activities. In addition to providing a professionally recognised qualification, the course comprises a mix of accounting, finance, legal and economics subjects which collectively provide a range of essential business skills and knowledge that are necessary for employment in today's dynamic business environment.

Career options

Career options include management-level positions in industry or government, as well as not-for-profit organisations. With the CPA Australia and ICAA qualification being recognised internationally, the prospect for overseas employment is also enhanced.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants with a relevant graduate certificate must have completed it with at least a credit average.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 58-66

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Credit recognition

Students may be granted a maximum of eight subject exemptions based on credit recognition, of which four core subjects may be approved from prior undergraduate study.

Course duration and attendance

The course may be completed in one-and-a-half years of full-time or three years of part-time study.

Classes are offered over three teaching periods each year (namely Autumn and Spring semesters, and Summer session). Not all subjects are available in Summer session.

In most cases, subjects are offered on the basis of one three-hour lecture per week, over a 13-week period, however, certain subjects may be delivered in intensive mode and be completed over a shorter time period.

Course structure

The course totals 72 credit points, made up of 12 core subjects.

Course completion requirements

22747 Accounting for Managerial Decisions 6cp
25742 Financial Management 6cp
79708 Contemporary Business Law 6cp
23706 Economics for Management 6cp
22748 Financial Reporting and Analysis 6cp
22705 Management Planning and Control 6cp
22753 Cost Management and Analysis 6cp
22754 Corporate Accounting 6cp
77947 Companies and Securities Law 6cp
22730 Auditing and Assurance Services 6cp
22743 Business Valuation and Financial Analysis 6cp
77938 Introduction to Taxation Law 6cp
Total 72cp

Course program

A typical full-time program is provided below, showing a suggested study sequence for students undertaking the course full time for Autumn semester commencement. Most of the subjects are offered in both Autumn and Spring semesters.

Year 1
Autumn semester
22747 Accounting for Managerial Decisions   6cp
25742 Financial Management   6cp
79708 Contemporary Business Law   6cp
23706 Economics for Management   6cp
Spring semester
22748 Financial Reporting and Analysis   6cp
22753 Cost Management and Analysis   6cp
22754 Corporate Accounting   6cp
77947 Companies and Securities Law   6cp
Year 2
Autumn semester
22705 Management Planning and Control   6cp
22730 Auditing and Assurance Services   6cp
22743 Business Valuation and Financial Analysis   6cp
77938 Introduction to Taxation Law   6cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (C11206), the Master of Professional Accounting, and the Master of Professional Accounting Extended (C04237).

Professional recognition

CPA Australia; Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia; Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Business School on:

telephone +61 2 9514 3660
email
business@uts.edu.au
http://uts.ac/pgbusiness