The Master of Professional Accounting provides an accelerated pathway to a career in accounting for graduates who have earned a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline. The program equips graduates to articulate and advise on resource allocation issues within different organisational contexts and to prepare financial statements that satisfy user needs and comply with regulatory requirements. The program covers foundation knowledge of the double-entry accounting system, accounting information systems, and the legal framework within which business operates. It also addresses more advanced issues related to corporate governance, audit, cost and management accounting, internal controls, accounting for corporate groups, and contemporary issues in financial reporting. A range of non-accounting electives in disciplines such as Marketing and Human Resource Management are incorporated within the course in order to provide a broader perspective.
The program places a strong emphasis on ensuring that accounting practice is carried out against a framework of ethical behavior, social responsibility, and sustainability as detailed in the United Nations PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) initiative. Through carrying out a range of practical and theoretical assignments, both individually and in groups, graduates will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and breadth of perspective to capably and confidently fulfill the role of a professional accountant.