Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Master of Professional Accounting (Extension) is designed to provide non-accounting graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge required for a career in professional accounting. The completion of 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. It provides the 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. The course aims to provide local and international graduates with the requisite knowledge in accounting and the role accounting plays in providing information products supporting all areas of business activity. In addition to providing a professionally recognised qualification, the course comprises a mix of accounting, finance, legal, communication and economics subjects that collectively provide a range of essential business skills and knowledge that are necessary for employment in today's dynamic business environment. Career options include management-level positions in industry or government, as well as not-for-profit organisations. With the CPA and ICAA qualification being recognised internationally, the prospect for overseas employment is also enhanced.
The course comprises 96 credit points, made up of 13 core subjects (totalling 78 credit points), plus three elective subjects (totalling 18 credit points). The course may be completed in two years of full-time or four 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.
Standard entry 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.
CPA Australia; Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia; Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)
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.
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This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting, the Master of Professional Accounting, and the Master of Professional Accounting (Extension).