90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sunshine Coast Queensland 4556
CRICOS course code: 059557J
Level of study: Postgraduate
Open the door to senior management.
A major benefit of this program at USC is that you become eligible for associate membership of three accounting professional bodies:
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
The Institute of Public Accountants
The MPA opens many doors for you to work in senior management roles and build yourself a top-notch career. You will qualify to work in roles such as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Business Strategist, a Chartered Accountant, or as a key professional in the fast-growing wealth management sector.
This program covers the latest business and accounting issues. It’s a comprehensive program that delivers accounting fundamentals, informatics, managerial finance, financial reporting, corporate reporting, issues in auditing practice, tax law and practice, the principles of economics and commercial law, and a research project.
Graduates of the Master of Professional Accounting program will meet the educational requirements for admission as an associate member of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and the Institute of Public Accountants. To gain full membership, graduates must complete the requirements of the chosen professional body’s qualification program. It is the responsibility of the student to confirm with the three Australian accounting bodies (CPA, CAA&NZ and IPA) whether any credit granted will impact on their eligibility for professional association membership.
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Entry to the Master of Professional Accounting program will normally require:
IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each subtest; TOEFL: Internet-based - Overall score of 85 with minimum score of 21 for writing; TOEFL: Paper-based - Overall score of 575 with minimum essay score of 4; Pearson Test of English - Overall score of 58 with no sub score less than 50; CAE/CPE (results after Jan 2015) - Overall score of 177 or above with no less than 169 in each skill; ISLPR (IIAA accredited)- (previously ASLPR) - 3 in all four skill areas; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 - Successful completion; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3 - Successful completion.