Postgrad School of Business : 2012
28 SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING The Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) gives students with no or minimal prior study in accounting the opportunity to develop knowledge, understanding and expertise in the field of professional accountancy. A Master of Professional Accounting satisfies the requirements for professional accounting accreditation with professional bodies, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and CPA Australia. Professional accountancy requires strong technical, analytical and practical problem solving skills, and the program will equip you with the knowledge necessary to keep you up to date with current practice. Innovation is a key component of the program, as you develop a critical perspective of current practice, problem solve and come up with ways it can be improved. The employment opportunities for our graduates are wide and varied, both in Australia and overseas, including chief financial officers, chief information officers, financial controllers, financial analysts and planners, tax and estate advisers, financial and management accountants, auditors, investment advisers and managers. Many have also successfully established their own private accounting practices. Structure This degree can be completed in 1.5 to two years of full-time study, or three to six years of part-time study. It consists of 12 units of study (72 credit points), comprising: – eight core units of study – four elective units of study. Core units – Accounting Principles – Advanced Financial Reporting – Capital Markets and Corporate Finance – Contemporary Issues in Auditing – Corporations Law – Intermediate Financial Reporting – Legal Environment of Business – Managerial Accounting and Decision Making “With the technical knowledge I have gained so far, and with my interpersonal skills improving, last summer I was able to secure internships – with leading Australian financial advisory firm Dixon Advisory, and with global tax, assurance and advisory firm Ernst & Young.” IVETA LEERBERG MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING Elective units An extensive range of elective units of study is available. For the full list, visit sydney.edu.au/business/course/ FC055 PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION The Master of Professional Accounting satisfies the requirements for professional accreditation with CPA Australia and with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. You must complete the compulsory units and a prescribed set of elective units of study to satisfy accreditation requirements.