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Master of Professional Accounting (Specialisation)

Course Description

The Master of Professional Accounting (Specialisation) provides specialised training in accounting and completion of this course will provide you with eligibility for professional accounting body membership. All units are subject to formal assessment including the completion of continuous assessment such as assignments, and a final examination.
This is an 2 year full-time or 4 year part-time course of study offered by the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics. It has 16 units of study: 12 core units and 4 units which make up a specialisation.
The course is full fee-paying, which means that you will be charged at the full fee-paying rate listed for each unit.

[[Career Outcomes]]
This course offers participants from different academic and experiential backgrounds the opportunity to specialise in accounting for professional recognition purposes. Accounting is often cited as the language of business. People with accounting skills are in high demand in the business and corporate world embracing areas such as finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, banking and information systems, and such skills are increasingly important to groups performing an overview function such as directors.

[[Professional Recognition]]
To become members of CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), students without an undergraduate or masters degree must complete a professionally accredited 16 unit masters level course. This course is accredited with the professional accounting bodies in Australia. Graduates of the MPAS will satisfy the educational requirements for associate membership of CPA Australia, the entry requirements at the ICAA and membership of the IPA.

[[Course Abbreviation]]

For entry into all postgraduate courses, international students must provide an IELTS test score of at least Band 6 with a minimum of 6.0 on all bands or a TOEFL score of 575 with a Test of Written English score of no less than 4.5. This test must not be more than 24 months old.

If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications http://www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/equivalent-undergraduate-entry-requirements-by-country .

[[English Language Requirements]]
International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability.
For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is NOT the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided.
Alternatively, applicants can provide evidence that English has been the sole medium of instruction and examination in their most recent studies, for a minimum of 2 years, and within the last 24 months. Academic transcripts and a letter from your institution will be required.

International students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements http://www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/general-admission-requirements .

Entry Requirements

The equivalent of an undergraduate or masters degree in a non-accounting degree (international applications are subject to assessment for equivalency), OR a four unit Graduate Certificate in Accounting, or equivalent, from an approved tertiary institution, OR, approved relevant work experience or other special circumstances (e.g. post secondary qualifications) as approved by the Dean or delegated authority.

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