2 years full time / part time
2 years full time / part time
This qualification is designed for progressive, hardworking, business-minded graduates and for those wanting to excel in the professional accounting field, the MPPA offers a plethora of employment opportunities, in any corner of the globe! The MPPA is ideal for those from a non-academic background who require a pathway into the professional bodies, CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). It also provides higher level studies for those with an accounting degree.
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Melbourne Polytechnic’s firm grasp on corporate, national and global business environments can set you on the path towards an impressive career in business. Our Master of Professional and Practising Accounting can help you stand out in a competitive industry that’s worth over $20 billion.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Master of Professional and Practising Accounting will help you develop the multidisciplinary skills necessary to work at a managerial level in the financial industry. You’ll learn to identify trends and propose corporate adaptations that ensure financial and operational viability. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Master of Professional and Practising accounting is accredited by CPA Australia and by CAANZ, offering a broader scope of professional pathways for both those with an existing accounting degree and those from non-academic backgrounds. Melbourne Polytechnic teaching staff include Certified Practicing Accountants (CPAs) and registered tax agents. A Master’s degree in Accounting with this focus is a rare and highly sought after qualification.
As a graduate of Melbourne Polytechnic’s Master of Professional and Practising Accounting, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to explore a variety of different career opportunities. You will be eligible to apply for admission into CPA Australia and CAANZ professional programs. You may find employment as a public practice accountant, a management accountant, a professional consultant, a financial accountant, a senior accountant or a business analyst.
Designed for progressive, hardworking, business-minded graduates and for those wanting to excel in the professional accounting field, the MPPA offers a plethora of employment opportunities, in any corner of the globe! The MPPA is ideal for those from a non-academic background who require a pathway into the professional bodies, CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). It also provides higher-level studies for those with an accounting degree.
You’re able to exit the course after one year with a Graduate Diploma of Professional and Practising Accounting, then choose to complete the Master later.
As an MPPA graduate, you are eligible to apply for admission as an associate member of CPA Australia. You are also eligible to apply for admission into the professional programs of CPA Australia and CAANZ. As we have mentioned, the MPPA is accredited by both professional bodies.
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Assessment consists of a mixture of case study reports, research reports, presentations, tests and examinations. The assessment recognises the advanced level of the studies in this course.
Credit points are a basic measure of student workload. All subjects are given a credit point value. Most subjects at Melbourne Polytechnic are 12 credit points. A normal full-time annual workload is 96 credit points. The academic year is divided into two main semesters; full-time students usually enrol in 48 credit points each semester, part-time students usually enrol in 24 credit points each semester or less.
|MPA904||GLOBAL BUSINESS CONTEXT||Core||A unit of study providing students with the politico-economic, financial and regulatory appreciation essential to successful management of a global business.||2||2|
|MPA704||CORPORATE ACCOUNTING||Core||A subject providing an introduction to corporate accounting, including Australian and international regulatory frameworks.||1||2|
|MPA602||INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR MANAGERS||Core||This core subject enables graduates to contextualise use of Management Information Systems (MIS) tools and techniques, to model the use of data as information and knowledge, to value the nature and limitations of technology enablers, to map MIS capabilities to corporate functional requirements, and to manage the dynamic nature of MIS through evolving trends.||1||1|
|MPA802||TAXATION LAW AND PRACTICE||Core||A subject providing a legal framework for studies in accounting, providing knowledge essential to informed decisions in areas of taxation law and to compliance issues that impact business and individuals.||2||1|
|MPA903||ADVANCED CORPORATE REPORTING||Core||This unit of study focuses on the practical and theoretical aspects of the regulatory requirement of public companies incorporated under the Australian Corporations Act 2001. It enables students to gain advanced understanding of topics in financial reporting. It is also the final test of competence in the field of financial reporting.||2||2|
|MPA604||COMMERCIAL LAW||Core||This subject equips graduates to comprehend the legislation and statutes applicable to companies and other forms of business entities, from contemporary, historical and social perspectives. A key focus is sustainable development and its translation into governance practises.||1||1|
|MPA804||ACCOUNTING THEORY||Core||This unit will enable graduates to understand and evaluate financial reporting.||2||1|
|MPA601||ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGERS||Core||Introduces you to the key concepts of accounting and management decision making, providing you with knowledge and skills to be a preparer and informed user of financial accounting, information for decision making in the business context. The subject will develop the understanding of accounting concepts, accounting reports, performance evaluation and management and introductory budgeting and planning in order to make effective management decisions||1||1|
|MPA703||MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING||Core||A prescribed subject equipping graduates with knowledge in cost and management accounting theory, and concepts and standards.||1||2|
|MPA702||BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODS||Core||A prescribed subject providing students with the theoretical and analytical tools essential to qualitative and quantitative research. Students acquire information, knowledge and skills required for effective decision-making in a corporate managerial context.||1||2|
|MPA902||STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING||Core||Strategic Management Accounting enables graduates to understand the role of contemporary management accounting in creating and enhancing value for shareholders.||2||2|
|MPA901||ETHICS AND GOVERNANCE||Core||This prescribed unit of study enables graduates to understand the role of contemporary management accounting in creative and enhancing value for shareholders.||2||2|
|MPA803||AUDIT THEORY AND ASSURANCE||Core||Audit Theory and Assurance subjects will enable graduates to understand the concepts of auditing theory and assurance, and to integrate those concepts with practical applications.||2||1|
|MPA701||CORPORATIONS LAW||Core||A subject exploring the legislation and statutes applicable to companies, from contemporary, historical and social perspectives.||1||2|
|MPA801||CAPITAL MARKETS AND FINANCE||Core||This subject explores best practice approaches to obtaining and using corporate funds to achieve long-term corporate goals, inlcuding application and analysis of techniques to maximise corporate objectives.||2||1|
|MPA603||ECONOMICS FOR MANAGERS||Core||Graduates will receive a comprehensive understanding of the Australian economy within the greater context of the global economy with the prescribed core subject, Economics for Managers. Students benefit from a holistic approach to the study of micro- and macroeconomic principles, models and policies. Students explore various microeconomic theories, models and policies, their effect on the private and public sectors and a range of global economic factors that impact the Australian economy.||1||1|
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