Master of Professional Accounting specializing in Business Management




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
The Master of Professional Accounting (Specialisation) (MPAS) is designed to train those who do not have an accounting background or who need to up-skill to meet the professional accounting requirements. This is a 2 year full-time or 4 year part-time course of study offered by the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics. It has 16 units of study: 12 core units and 4 units which make up a specialisation. The MPAS is primarily designed for graduates with an undergraduate degree, from disciplines other than accounting, to develop skills to meet the entry requirements necessary for Associate Membership of the professional accounting bodies whilst also acquiring specialist skills in an area of their choice. You develop skills to question and find solutions by applying your technical knowledge and ability to research authentic situations in the accounting context plus a specialist area. You also learn to interact within diverse groups and communicate your findings to both accountants and non-accountants through the most appropriate method.
The Course Learning Outcomes are:
Research, critique and integrate advanced technical, specialist and theoretical knowledge with recent developments in commerce;
Clear and concise oral and written communication skills to justify business advice and ideas in diverse collaborative contexts involving both accountants and non-accountants;
Anticipate and solve complex problems and through this process demonstrate information literacy, judgement and the ability to apply theoretical and technical knowledge;
Apply interpersonal and collaborative skills when making decisions, and working with people from diverse backgrounds;
Seek and reflect on feedback to improve personal, professional and ethical conduct and initiate learning opportunities for self and others;
Reflect on issues of social responsibility and sustainability in the business context.
Career outcomes
This course offers participants from different academic and experiential backgrounds the opportunity to specialise in accounting for professional recognition purposes. Accounting is often cited as the language of business. People with accounting skills are in high demand in the business and corporate world embracing areas such as finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, banking and information systems, and such skills are increasingly important to groups performing an overview function such as directors.
Professional Recognition
To become members of CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), students without an undergraduate or masters degree must complete a professionally accredited 16 unit masters level course. This course is accredited with the professional accounting bodies in Australia. Graduates of the MPAS will satisfy the educational requirements for associate membership of CPA Australia, the entry requirements at the ICAA and membership of the IPA.
MPA (Business Management)
Students enrolling the MPA (Business Management) specialisation should adhere to the following study plan:
Semester 1
BFA501Accounting Information Analysis
BFA502CPA Ethics and Governance
BFA503Introduction to Financial Management
BFA507The Accounting Framework
Semester 2
BFA601Business and Corporate Law
BFA605Financial and Corporate Accounting
BFA612Management and Cost Accounting
BEA683Economics for Managers


Which department am I in? Tasmanian School of Business and Economics

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

PhDs normally require the equivalent to an Australian bachelor is degree with upper second class Honours or higher. English language requirements: IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language) - 92 (26 in writing and speaking, and 20 for reading and listening); PTE Academic 58 (58 for writing and speaking with no other score lower than 50); UTAS Access Level 7 English Language Training - 65 (65 for writing and 65 for speaking and no other test score less than 60); CAE (Cambridge Advanced English) - B (Equivalent to the Council of Europe level (CEFR) of C1 or above).

Entry Requirement For International Student

Qualifications equivalent to Australian Bachelor level in a non-accounting background.
English language requirements:
TOEFL (iBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 16; Listening 16; Speaking 18; Writing 22)
PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 50;
UTAS Access - English Level 7 - 60% (no individual score less than 60%);
Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade;
Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade;
Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Viva College
Queensland Academy of Technology

Full Time (2 years)

A$32,500.00 (US$ 25,422) per year

26 February 2018, 16 July 2018

University of Tasmania Hobart Campus, Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay Hobart, SANDY BAY, Tasmania, 7005, HOBART, Australia