• Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration

About

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) is offered by the University of Wollongong.

The course first introduces the fundamental principles of accounting, economics and aspects of the economic system and then proceeds to the study of specific knowledge areas which are vital for accounting professionals. You will develop knowledge and skills to apply accounting principles in the preparation and interpretation of financial statements and, to enable you to research current accounting issues. You will also have an understanding of the differences between accounting principles and taxation law and the tax implications of business activities. 

Accreditation

The Master of Professional Accounting and the Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) enables students to meet the educational and membership requirements of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants ANZ, the Institute of Public Accountants, and international professional associations ACCA and CIMA.

Programme Structure

Course Structure

  • Accounting Foundations for Professionals
  • Applied Financial Accounting
  • Theoretical Foundations of Accounting
  • Applied Management Accounting
  • Management and Information Systems
  • Professional Practice - Auditing & Risk Assurance
  • Professional Practice - Taxation
  • Economics for Professionals
  • Statistics for Decision Making
  • Managerial Finance
  • Legal Studies for Professionals
  • Law of Business Organisations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    72 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • A recognised Bachelors degree, or equivalent, with an average mark of 50% or a UOW Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting.
  • Applicants with other relevant tertiary qualifications and/or substantial relevant professional of managerial experience will also be considered for entry.
  • CRICOS: 087681F

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30768 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46152 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    30096 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45144 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs

  • Sydney, Australia

    1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Wollongong, Australia

    1600 - 2200 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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