Master of Professional Accounting
Level: Postgraduate coursework
The Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) program offers you the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills you will need for associate membership of professional accountancy bodies and a foundation for a rewarding career in accounting. The degree meets the requirements for professional accounting accreditation with the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and CPA Australia.
The Master of Professional Accounting offers graduates with a recognised bachelor’s qualification in any field the opportunity to develop knowledge, understanding and expertise in the field of professional accountancy.
The program’s foundation exposes students to the broad organisational, regulatory and market context in which accountants operate. Students then pursue advanced learning in accounting within the contexts of both professional practice and the theoretical paradigms that underpin such practice.
Professional accountancy requires strong technical, analytical and practical problem-solving skills built upon comprehensive theoretical foundations, and this program will equip you with the knowledge and professional competencies you need. Innovation is a key component of the program, allowing you to develop a critical perspective on current practice and learn to solve problems in accounting and business reporting in fresh and innovative ways.
There are many employment opportunities for graduates of this program, including highly rewarding careers as financial controllers, financial analysts and planners, tax and estate advisers, financial and management accountants, auditors, investment advisers and managers, management consultants and chief financial officers. Many graduates of this program have also established their own accounting practices.
Number 13 globally ranked accounting subjects
In 2014, the Business School’s accounting and finance subject areas were ranked at number 13 in the world according to the highly respected QS World University Rankings published by the London based firm, Quacquarelli Symonds.