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  • 18 months
    Duration
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Overview

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

Why choose this course

  • We offer three intakes per year, and many subjects are scheduled to fit in with your professional and lifestyle commitments. Some classes are offered on a weekly basis, mostly in the evening, while others run in intensive mode over the weekend to minimise time away from other responsibilities.
  • Our courses are continually developed, informed by research, structured on applied outcomes, recognised by industry, delivered by highly qualified academics and supported through additional specialised student learning and development resources.
  • Our dedicated student support services are built around your individual needs. Our student advisors, academic staff and careers consultant are available each week for consultation. Study skills workshops are also run weekly to ensure your success. We provide a number of social and semi-formal events that give you the opportunity to network with your peers, members of the local business community and alumni.
  • International students can choose to take up the option of selecting the elective subject, Global Workplace Practice, which includes practical job seeking activities and access to the Australian workforce either through an internship, industry-based project or part-time employment.

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 need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:

    86

    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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General 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

    31392 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47088 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    30720 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46080 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

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