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Master of Professional Accounting

A single 1.5 year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics

MPROFACC
  • Length 1.5 year full-time
  • Minimum 72 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Accounting
  • Academic contact
  • Length 1.5 year full-time
  • Minimum 72 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Accounting
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Master of Professional Accounting requires the completion of 72 units, which must consist of:


 

72 units from completion of the following compulsory courses

BUSN7005 Contemporary Issues in Accounting

BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting

BUSN7031 Management Accounting and Cost Analysis

BUSN7050 Corporate Accounting

BUSN7021 Taxation Law

BUSN7052 Commercial Law 

BUSN7054 Auditing and Assurance Services

BUSN7057 Business Association Law

ECON8069 Business Economics

FINM7006 Applied Foundations of Finance

INFS7004 Accounting Information Systems

STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance

 

Study Options

Year 1 48 units BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting 6 units FINM7006 Applied Foundations of Finance 6 units BUSN7052 Commercial Law 6 units STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance 6 units
BUSN7031 Management Accounting and Cost Analysis 6 units BUSN7057 Business Association Law 6 units ECON8069 Business Economics 6 units BUSN7050 Corporate Accounting 6 units
Year 2 BUSN7005 Contemporary Issues in Accounting 6 units INFS7004 Accounting Information Systems 6 units BUSN7021 Taxation Law 6 units BUSN7054 Auditing and Assurance Services 6 units

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. 


Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0, with courses in at least one cognate area.

Or an ANU Graduate Certificate of Accounting with a minimum GPA of 4.5/7.0


Cognate Disciplines

Accounting, Business, Business information systems, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Actuarial studies, Mathematics, Management, Marketing, International Business


In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors. 


Academic achievement & English language proficiency

The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0 or 4.5/7.0 (as applicable). 


However, applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes. 

If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of: 

• a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or

• demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency. 

Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.


Diversity factors

As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.


Assessment of qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.

 Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.


Cognate Disciplines

Accounting, Business, Business information systems, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Actuarial studies, Mathematics, Management, Marketing, International Business


Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$36,288.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$47,880.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

The Master of Professional Accounting allows graduates to develop skills in accounting and the ability to analyse accounting-related issues. The program allows students with prior studies in cognate disciplines to specialise in accounting and meet the education entry requirements for the Australian accounting professional bodies.

The program is taught by research active academic staff. Students are exposed to professional and scholarly accounting development and research. With continuing high global demand for qualified accountants, graduates of the program have a wide range of career opportunities in accounting firms, government departments, banking and finance organisations, corporations and other related accounting fields.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Integrate advanced theoretical and technical accounting knowledge in a business context, including an understanding of developments in accounting and accounting research.
  2. Exercise judgement under minimal supervision to analyse and provide possible solutions to emerging and advanced accounting problems in complex contexts.
  3. Critically apply advanced theoretical and technical accounting knowledge and skills to evaluate complex accounting problems in professional and research contexts.
  4. Justify and communicate accounting advice and ideas to both specialists and non-specialists.

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirements is currently not available for this program

Further Information

Please note there are TWO recent important changes to CPA accreditation:

- Students commencing in Semester 2, 2017 are required to take BUSN7021 Taxation Law as one of the compulsory courses.

- Students who commenced the Master of Professional Accounting in 2016 are required to study INFS7004 Accounting Information Systems as one of ten compulsory courses. Continuing students who transferred into the Master of Professional Accounting in 2016 have permission to count the former compulsory course INFS7040 Electronic Commerce for Managers towards their degree instead of INFS7004. A student who makes use of this permission needs to confirm with CPA Australia or other relevant professional accounting bodies that they will accept INFS7040 as well for the purpose of exemption assessment.

Detailed information is available on CPA website here: https://www.cpaaustralia.com.au/academics/accreditation-guidelines-for-higher-education-programs/pro...

About this degree

Students who are seeking a CPA or a CA associate membership are required to complete the following (if they have not done any accounting courses in their previous studies):
-BUSN7008, STAT7055, FINM7006, ECON8069, INFS7004, BUSN7050, BUSN7052, BUSN7005, BUSN7031, BUSN7057, BUSN7021 and BUSN7054.

Enrolment Status

It is possible to enrol in less than 24 units per semester but it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be enrolled full-time in 24 units each semester.

You are encouraged to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester.  You will be able to change your enrolment in courses up until Monday of week 2 of each semester without penalty.

Study Options

Master of Professional Accounting

Typical full-time study plan

Academic Advice

Before applying for any exemptions towards the program, students (except the ANU students) should include an assessment of their qualification completed by either CPA Australia or the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. If you are eligible for exemptions, you will need to substitute the exempted courses with CBE electives. Please note students will not receive any credit unless they are a full CPA or a CA.

If after reading through these guidelines you are unsure about your which courses to enrol in, you can seek academic advice during Orientation week and the first week of each semester, or contact your program convenor, Dr Rebecca Tan.

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact info.cbe@anu.edu.au

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