2018 Postgraduate Courses
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Master of Professional Accounting Advanced | 2018

Testamur Title of Degree:

Master of Professional Accounting Advanced



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Business

Intake Session(s):

Trimester 1, 3

Delivery Mode:

On-campus (face-to-face)

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong, Sydney


The Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) is for graduates who have a degree in a discipline other than accounting. Students gain an appreciation of the theory underpinning accounting, as well as relevant legal and practical issues. The Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) provides an opportunity for students to undertake a specialisation in either Financial Management or International Business.

Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO Description
1 Integrate technical, theoretical and professional knowledge as it relates to accounting, auditing, finance, economics, information systems and relevant law.
2 Critically apply technical, theoretical and professional knowledge and skills to propose solutions to routine and emerging professional accounting problems.
3 Exercise judgement to propose solutions to professional accounting problems in diverse contexts using social, ethical, economic, regulatory and international perspectives.
4 Communicate professional accounting advice in oral, written and visual forms to relevant stakeholder
5 Work appropriately with others in order to achieve outputs relevant to professional accounting.
6 Reflect on performance and feedback to identify learning opportunities and self-improveme
7 Conduct a professionally focused research project.
8 Demonstrate proficiency in a specialised area of Business.

The Master of Professional Accounting Advanced Curriculum map illustrates where course learning outcomes are taught, practiced and assessed within subjects in the program

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree of Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) course code 1439, a student must complete a total of at least 96 credit points, as per the outline below.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
ACCY901 Accounting Foundations for Professionals 6
ACCY902 Applied Financial Accounting 6
ACCY903 Theoretical Foundations of Accounting 6
ACCY918 Applied Management Accounting 6
ACCY936 Management and Information Systems 6
ACCY962 Professional Practice - Auditing & Risk Assurance 6
ACCY963 Professional Practice - Taxation 6
ECON910 Economics for Professionals 6
ECON940 Statistics for Decision Making 6
FIN 921 Managerial Finance 6
LAW 960 Legal Studies For Professionals 6
LAW9302 Law of Business Organisations 6
Students also have the following options:
Financial Management Specialisation
FIN 924 Financial Statement Analysis For Business 6
Plus 18 credit points of subjects selected from the list below
FIN 907 Financial Strategy 6
FIN 923 Portfolio Management 6
FIN 925 Banking Theory and Practice 6
FIN 956 Bank Lending and Securities 6
FIN 958 Financial Institutions 6
FIN 959 Enterprise Risk Management 6
FIN 961 Derivatives 6
GWP 900 International Workplace practice 6
International Business Specialisation
MGNT978 Cross Cultural Management 6
MGNT982 International Business Environment 6
Plus 12 credit points of subjects selected from the list below
FIN 928 Multinational Financial Management 6
FIN 955 International Banking 6
MARK957 International Marketing Strategy 6

^ACCY901 is a pre requisite for ACCY902, ACCY903, ACCY918, ACCY962 and ACCY963.
*LAW 960 is a pre requisite for LAW9302.

Please click the subject codes in the above table for information on sessions of offer for each subject at different locations. For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page.

Professional Recognition / Accreditation

The Master of Professional Accounting enables graduates to meet the educational and membership requirements of a number of national and international professional associations. For more information, visit Professional Recognition.

Other Information

For further information email: business-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 22 November, 2017