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Master of Professional Accounting

Master of Professional Accounting MPAFor working professionals who seek a career in professional accounting, this program includes courses in accounting, financial management, audit, economics, decision support tools, taxation law and corporation law.

Graduates of the Master of Professional Accounting will meet the educational entrance requirements of CPA Australia and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). This provides Associate membership of CPA Australia, eligibility to study the CPA professional exams and eligibility to study the ICAA professional exams.

Graduates in Accounting from an overseas university can obtain a qualifications assessment from CPA Australia before applying for admission into this program. In many cases, such graduates may be eligible for exemptions and may be required to complete only a few courses (from the full 12 courses program) to achieve Associate membership.

For candidates seeking membership of their home accounting bodies, full members of CPA Australia and/or ICAA are usually offered reciprocal membership. This is a fast track to become a qualified accountant in one’s home country.

This program requires a total of 16 courses over 2 years and 8 months. Applicants with less than 2 years work experience will be admitted first into the USQ Australia Graduate Certificate in Business – GCBU – consisting of 4 courses while they continue to gain work experience. On satisfactory completion of the GCBU and 2 years of work experience, students will then be allowed to complete the remaining 12 courses for the Master of Professional Accounting.
Applicants with a recognized 4-year Bachelor degree such as BBA Hons. or equivalent business or accounting qualification and at least 2 years of work experience will be able to apply for direct entry into the Master of Professional Accounting.
Applicants with a recognized and credible MBA or Masters level business degree or professional accounting certification such as CA, ACCA, CIMA, ACMA etc. may be granted some exemptions on approval by USQ’s admission council.

 

The courses are as follows (click on the links to view the course synopsis):

ACC5202 Accounting
ACC8000 Research in Accounting Practice
ACC8003 Accounting Information Systems and Control
FIN8201 Finance for Executives
FIN5003 Decision Support Tools
ACC5213 Management Accounting with a Strategic Perspective
ACC5215 Corporate Accounting
ACC5216 Accounting Theory
ACC5218 Auditing Practice
LAW5230 Taxation Law
LAW8500 Australian Commercial and Corporations Law
ECO5000 Economics for Managers
MGT8022 Project Based Management
MBA8000 Applied Business Research and Ethics
ACC8105 Financial Statement Analysis
ACC8801 Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility