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Master of Professional Accounting

 

Business Course Area Overview

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location
City campus

Min. duration
1.5 years full time or
3 years part time

course codes
UTS: C04238v3
CRICOS: 061285K

The Master of Professional Accounting is designed to provide graduates with little or no accounting exposure with the necessary skills and knowledge required for a career in professional accounting. The course satisfies the academic requirements for entry to the professional programs of CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA).

This course provides the ideal academic foundation to pursue a career in accounting, with the subjects providing the necessary knowledge, understanding and expertise necessary for employment in the accounting profession.

The Master of Professional Accounting is designed to provide graduates with little or no accounting exposure with the necessary skills and knowledge required for a career in professional accounting. The course satisfies the academic requirements for entry to the professional programs of CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA).

This course provides the ideal academic foundation to pursue a career in accounting, with the subjects providing the necessary knowledge, understanding and expertise necessary for employment in the accounting profession. Further, the professional recognition of the course by CPA Australia and ICAA provides students with internationally recognised 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. In addition to providing a professionally recognised qualification, the course comprises a mix of accounting, finance, legal and economics subjects which collectively provide a range of essential business skills and knowledge that are necessary for employment in today's dynamic business environment.

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Typical study program

Typical full-time and part-time programs are provided below, showing a suggested study sequence for students undertaking the course with Autumn session commencement. Most of the subjects are offered in both Autumn and Spring sessions.

Detailed course programs are available at study plan management.

First year

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
22747 Accounting for Managerial Decisions622747
25742 Financial Management625742
79708 Contemporary Business Law679708
23706 Economics for Management623706
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
22748 Financial Reporting and Analysis622748
22753 Cost Management and Analysis622753
22754 Corporate Accounting622754
77947 Companies and Securities Law677947

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

In most cases, UTS offers domestic students entry to postgraduate courses on a fee paying basis.

Tuition fees are charged:

  • based on the particular course in which you are enrolled
  • based on the number of credit points in which you are enrolled
  • at the rates set for the current year and revised annually

Fees for future year(s) published in the online calculator, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only.  UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

Tuition fees can be found in the online calculator.

A small number of postgraduate courses offer government subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Find out whether there are CSPs available in this course by visiting our postgraduate fees page.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional costs.

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Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$20,610 to A$50,140 per year.

Tuition fees for international postgraduate coursework students can be found using fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $698. The total credit points are 72.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

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For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

Career options include management-level positions in industry or government, as well as not-for-profit organisations. With the CPA Australia and ICAA qualification being recognised internationally, the prospect for overseas employment is also enhanced.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
22747 Accounting for Managerial Decisions6
25742 Financial Management6
79708 Contemporary Business Law6
23706 Economics for Management6
22748 Financial Reporting and Analysis6
22705 Management Planning and Control6
22753 Cost Management and Analysis6
22754 Corporate Accounting6
77947 Companies and Securities Law6
22730 Auditing and Assurance Services6
22743 Business Valuation and Financial Analysis6
77938 Introduction to Taxation Law6
Total72

Course structure explained

The course totals 72 credit points, made up of 12 core subjects.

Additional information

Course duration

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.

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Admission requirements

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.

Applicants with a relevant graduate certificate must have completed it with at least a credit average.

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.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Credit recognition

Students may be granted a maximum of eight subject exemptions based on credit recognition, of which four core subjects may be approved from prior undergraduate study.

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).

Scholarships, prizes and awards

Scholarships

Prizes and awards

Professional recognition

CPA Australia; Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia; Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)

UTS: Handbook

See the Master of Professional Accounting in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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