University of Technology Sydney

C04238v4 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
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Pathway course
Recognition of prior learning
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 provides graduates with the necessary skills, knowledge, and expertise for a career in professional accounting practice, and meets the requirements for professional recognition, including CPA Australia (CPAA) and Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

The subjects in this course are highly practical and focused on developing work-ready skills and competencies required in contemporary practice. The professional recognition of the course provides students with 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 and managerial decision-making. In addition to providing a professionally recognised qualification, the course comprises a mix of accounting, finance, legal and economics subjects which collectively deliver a range of business skills and knowledge that are essential for employment in today's dynamic business environment.

Career options

Career options include accounting and finance roles in commercial firms and professional accounting and advisory firms, and management-level positions in industry or government, as well as not-for-profit organisations. With the CPAA and CAANZ qualifications being recognised internationally, the prospect for overseas employment is also enhanced.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Critically analyse, adapt, and apply accounting practices to address complex business problems
2.1 Collaborate with peers and stakeholders to achieve desired business outcomes
2.2 Communicate accounting information and decisions clearly in an appropriate form to business stakeholders
3.1 Evaluate and apply principles of social responsibility, cultural diversity, and knowledge of Indigenous values, to decisions in professional accounting practice
4.1 Demonstrate high level technical skills necessary to operate effectively in professional accounting practice
4.2 Apply ethical principles and professional integrity in the context of professional accounting practice

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.

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: 176-184.

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.

Pathway course

Students who do not meet the requirements to gain entry into the Master of Professional Accounting may be eligible for entry into the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (C11206). Satisfactory completion of the UTS Graduate Certificate, allows students to articulate into the Master of Professional Accounting.

Recognition of prior learning

Students may be granted a maximum of eight subject exemptions based on recognition of prior learning, of which four core subjects may be approved from prior undergraduate study. For more information about the application process, see How to Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning.

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, Spring and Summer sessions). 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

STM91674 Core subjects (MProf Accounting) 72cp
Total 72cp

Course program

A typical course program is provided below, showing a suggested study sequence. Most of the subjects are offered in both Autumn and Spring sessions.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
22747 Accounting for Managerial Decisions   6cp
25742 Financial Management   6cp
79708 Contemporary Business Law   6cp
23706 Economics for Management   6cp
Spring session
22748 Financial Reporting and Analysis   6cp
22753 Cost Management and Analysis   6cp
22754 Corporate Accounting   6cp
22803 Quantitative Skills in Accounting and Finance Research   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
22705 Management Planning and Control   6cp
22730 Auditing and Assurance Services   6cp
22743 Business Analysis and Valuation   6cp
77938 Introduction to Taxation Law   6cp
Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
22747 Accounting for Managerial Decisions   6cp
25742 Financial Management   6cp
Spring session
79708 Contemporary Business Law   6cp
23706 Economics for Management   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
22748 Financial Reporting and Analysis   6cp
22753 Cost Management and Analysis   6cp
Spring session
22754 Corporate Accounting   6cp
22803 Quantitative Skills in Accounting and Finance Research   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
22705 Management Planning and Control   6cp
22730 Auditing and Assurance Services   6cp
Spring session
22743 Business Analysis and Valuation   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 (Extension) (C04237).

Professional recognition

This course meets educational membership requirements for entry into CPA Australia (CPAA), Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Business School on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
email business@uts.edu.au
Business (Postgraduate)