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Master of Professional Accounting

CRICOS Course Code: 093866B

The Master of Professional Accounting offered at the Wentworth Institute provides students with the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to performing effectively at a leadership level in the field of professional accounting. The course is approved by the professional accrediting bodies, CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). The Master of Professional Accounting degree is of four semester’s duration full-time and includes nested programs at Graduate Certificate (one semester full time) and Graduate Diploma (two semesters full time) levels.
A feature of these programs is the inclusion of a core Business Communication subject. This subject will not only help to ensure students’ success throughout the course by developing needed written and oral communication skills but will also enhance graduates’ employability. The inclusion of a core Business Ethics subject will not only ensure students’ appreciation of the importance of ethical decision-making in business but will also establish a guiding principal to be reinforced and applied in both subsequent studies as well as professional
activities.
Another important feature of the Master of Professional Accounting degree program is the requirement to undertake a Business Project subject focused on developing students’ needed research skills which will be demonstrated by the execution of a substantial piece of research in the form of a project.

The Graduate Certifiate in Professional Accounting provides students with a foundation of knowledge of accounting and related areas of business as well as important skills in business communication. This 40 credit point program consists of 4 core subjects to be undertaken in 26 weeks or half year full-time.
The Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting extends students’ knowledge as well as skills and provides the opportunity to develop a greater breadth of capability in accounting and related areas of business. All students must complete a total of 80 credit points made up of 8 core subjects, 4 of which form the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting, which may be undertaken over 52 weeks or one year full-time.
The Master of Professional Accounting provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge required for a career in professional accounting. This course satisfies the academic requirements for entry into the professional programs of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).
All students must complete a total of 160 credit points made up of 16 subjects, comprising 12 core subjects(120 credit points), 8 of which from the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting. The course is designed to be undertaken over 104 weeks or 2 years full-time.

Master of Professional Accounting
Graduate Certifiate in Professional Accounting  
Semester 1 Semester 3
MB113 Economics MP214 Managerial Accounting
MB112 Business Ethics MP213 International Finance
MB111 Business Communication MP212 Financial Accounting and Reporting
MP111 Accounting for Management Decisions MP211 Applied Company Laws
Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting Semester 4
Semester 2 MP223 Tax Law and Practice
MP124 Corporate Finance MP222 Corporate Accounting and Reporting
MP123 Business Law MB221 Business Project
MP122 Analytical and Statistical Techniques MP221 Auditing and Assurance
MP121 Accounting Information Systems  
Master of Professional Accounting  

Generally undergraduate degree, other alternative pathways on application. Entry requirements for international students required IELTS overall band 6.5 or equivalent.