PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING ADVANCED
CRICOS Course Code: 114298G
Duration: 2 years
Advance your accounting career with our comprehensive program that integrates fundamental accounting principles with a focus on your chosen specialization. Acquire a comprehensive understanding of the dynamic field of accounting by studying advanced topics such as Business Analysis and Valuation, Management Information Systems (MIS), and other electives.
AUD 117.7 Billion
The accounting field is projected to experience significant growth, with an estimated 212,800 job opportunities by 2026. This expansion reflects the increasing demand for professionals with expertise in accounting principles and practices across various industries.
Source: Labour Market Insights
ABOUT THIS COURSE
The Master of Professional Accounting Advanced (MPAA) program is a 2 years full-time (or equivalent part-time for domestic students only) qualification which follows the core structure of the MPA. It is co-designed with industry to provide opportunity for students to develop a unique, future-proofed skill set, gain real world experience and better equipped to solve complex accounting and business problems, work collaboratively with others, and drive organisational performance.
To fulfill the requirement of the award students must complete a total of 160 credit points or 16 units, 14 core and 2 electives units, each unit is 10 credit points.
- Graduates of the Master of Accounting Advanced program are prepared to work in diverse professional settings, with the program’s conceptual framework informing a wide range of roles beyond traditional accounting. The program equips students with comprehensive knowledge in accounting, enabling them to effectively identify and creatively solve financial problems, generate, analyze, and interpret various types of financial information to support decision-making processes. Graduates are trained to think logically and critically, work autonomously, engage proactively and collaboratively for personal and professional development, and act ethically with cultural awareness. They also develop strong communication skills.
- The program prepares graduates for roles such as professional accountants work in business advisory services; taxation; management consulting; chief financial officers; financial controllers, financial analysts, tax and estate advisers, financial and management accountants, auditors, investment advisors external reporting; management account cloud accounting; financial accounting and financial management; internal and external auditing; policy formulation; and strategic planning.
- The CIHE Master of Professional Accounting has been carefully aligned with the accreditation requirements of the CPAA/CA ANZ/IPA so that the degree will provide CPAA/CA ANZ/IPA accreditation for students upon successful completion of the course.
To satisfy the general entrance requirements for admission to the MPA course, applicants must meet at least one of the following entry requirements:
Domestic applicants with a non-cognate AQF7 credential:
- Successful completion of a non-accounting undergraduate degree (AQF Level 7) in any discipline from an Australian university or AQF equivalent from an overseas institution delivered in English with a grade point average in a undergraduate program of at least 2.4, where the range is four, and an equivalent proportion for other ranges.
- Successful completion of an Australian recognised Bachelor of Accounting (BOA) or equivalent qualification delivered in English with a grade point average in a undergraduate program of at least 2.4, where the range is four, and an equivalent proportion for other ranges or
- Successful completion of an Australian recognised Graduate Certificate of Accounting or Graduate Diploma of Accounting or their equivalent qualification delivered in English with a grade point average in a undergraduate program of at least 2.4, where the range is four, and an equivalent proportion for other ranges or
Without a cognate AQ7 credential:
Equivalent professional evidence of a minimum of two years of relevant industry experience which will allow domestic applicants to apply for RPL based on their industry experience.
International students must meet the conditions above.
- In addition, international students whose first language is not English must demonstrate competency in the English language. English proficiency can be demonstrated by providing proof of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall test result (or equivalent alternative test result as defined by regulation) that meets the specified level of English proficiency specified for the course: IELTS, a minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0, TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT), a minimum overall score of 79 with a minimum writing score of 21. Pearson PTE Academic, a minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50, or recognised equivalency.
- Where an international student has achieved an AQF qualification or equivalent overseas qualification and where the language of instruction is English, students are deemed to have met the English language fluency requirement.
Masters of Accounting Courses
|ACC901 - Accounting for Managerial Decisions (Prerequisite: None)
|BUS901 - Economics (Prerequisite: None)
|FIN901 - Managerial Finance (Co-requisite: ACC901 Accounting for Managerial Decisions)
|LAW901 - Business and Corporation Law (Prerequisite: None)
|Financial Accounting and Reporting (Prerequisite: ACC901 Accounting for Managerial Decisions, FIN901 Managerial Finance)
|Accounting Information Systems and Analytics (Prerequisite: ACC901 Accounting for Managerial Decisions)
|BUS903 - Sustainability, ESG, and Business Ethics (Prerequisite: LAW901 Business and Corporation Law, ACC901 Accounting for Managerial Decisions; Co-requisite: ACC902 Financial Accounting and Reporting)
|BUS902: Data Analytics (Prerequisite: None)
|ACC904 - Managerial Accounting (Prerequisites: ACC901 Accounting for Managerial Decisions)
|ACC905 - Auditing and Assurance (Prerequisite: ACC902- Financial Accountging and Reporting)
|LAW902 - Taxation Law (Prerequisite: ACC901 Accounting for Managerial Decisions, LAW901 Business and Corporation Law)
|ACC906 - Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting (Prerequisite: ACC902 Financial Accounting and Reporting
|BUS904 Business Analysis and Valuation (Prerequisites: BUS902 Data Analytics, ACC903 Accounting Information Systems and Analytics, ACC906 Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting)
|BUS905: Management Information Systems (Prerequisite: ACC903 Accounting Information Systems and Analytics)
|Elective I (Choose an elective)
|Elective II (Choose an elective)
|FIN902: International Finance (Prerequisites: FIN901 Managerial Finance)
|FIN903: Entrepreneurial Finance (Prerequisites: FIN901 Managerial Finance)
|BUS906: Business Communication (Prerequisites: None)
|BUS907: Internship (Prerequisites: 60 credit points)
|ACC907: Forensic Accounting (Prerequisites: ACC902 Financial Accounting and Reporting, ACC905 Auditing and Assurance)
CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING
MODES OF STUDY ASSESSMENT
At CIHE we provide workshop-based engaged learning. All our units involve participation in 3 hours of on-campus workshop per week for 12 weeks. Each week’s workshop will require preparation – reading, activities and online work.
All our units are supported by an online learning management system – Moodle.
We use a range of assessment tasks at CIHE to help you monitor your learning – quizzes, group work, case-studies and scenario-based activities, reports and exams.
Our assessment tasks are designed to be work-oriented, that is, they are designed to mimic the real world processes involved in business so that you will be ready to start your career as an active independent professional.
INDICATIVE STUDENT NUMBERS
Indicative student numbers for this course are 100 enrolled students at any one time.