Courses & Units

Master of Professional Accounting (Specialisation) (C7D)

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.

Duration

2 Years full time

Up to 5 Years part time

Location

Hobart

ATAR

See entry requirements below


Course intake

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school, Winter school (early), Spring school
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school, Winter school (early), Spring school

Course rules

See full course rules and guidelines

Course contact

Phone: 1300 363 864
Email: Course.Info@utas.edu.au
Online: Enquiries


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Duration

2 Years full time

Location

Hobart

Academic Requirements

See entry requirements below

CRICOS

Code: 048894E


Course intake

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school, Winter school (early), Spring school
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school, Winter school (early), Spring school

Course rules

See full course rules and guidelines

Course contact

Phone:+61 3 8676 7017
Online: International enquiries


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Course objectives

Course structure

To qualify for the MPAS, the candidate must complete 16 units, including the 12 units taken from the existing Master of Professional Accounting as listed in the schedule, plus a 4 unit specialisation from the specialisation list, or, by approval, from other faculties to be chosen by the student in consultation with the course coordinator. The specialisations are as follows:

Business Management

Information Systems

Corporate Governance (these units are all offered by distance)

Marketing

Human Resource Management

International Business

These course rules and specifications apply to students who commenced the course in the current year. For students who commenced prior to this year, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement.

Schedule A

This unit introduces students to the major concepts and analytical tools used in the theory and practice of financial management within an Australian context. It is designed to provide you with with an understanding of:- the scope and nature of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides an introduction to the Australian legal system, sources of law such as Parliament and the courts, the Federal system, the legislative process, precedent, alternative dispute resolution, the law of torts, the law of contract, consumer protection law, consumer law,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides a foundation for students intending to study units towards the Masters of Professional Accounting. The institutional framework and the fundamental principles underpinning accrual accounting and financial reporting are examined. The elements of the accounting cycle, and techniques of measurement,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit has been planned and guided by ideas about what a future accountant or manager would need to know in order to perform effectively in the workplace. The understanding that you gained while studying BFA507 The Accounting Framework will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit we explore the key functions fulfilled by managerial and cost accounting. The primary purpose of managerial and cost accounting is to provide relevant information to managers within an organisation. Managerial accounting can be thought of as the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This graduate unit provides students with an appreciation of the purpose, nature and operation of the accounting information system. The focus of the unit is on technology and the information system, and the implications of both for accountants and organisations.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to statistical methods that are useful in the decision making process. It seeks to provide basic statistical knowledge for analysing data, and aims to develop skills in using appropriate statistical methods to make and carry out…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit aims to develop an overview and understanding of economics. It does this by identifying significant economic issues and problems facing Australia, with an investigation of possible courses of action for businesses and other organisations. It examines the role…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the role of auditing, focusing particularly on the role of the external auditor in the assessment of the validity and reliability of financial information of publicly listed companies. It highlights the audit function and the important role…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to the core concepts in Australian taxation and identifies the framework (both legal and administrative) behind such concepts. The knowledge gained through this exploration enables the application of the framework to current issues faced by individuals…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Accounting Theory is an advanced unit that seeks to provide students with an understanding of historical and contemporary issues that have influenced and continue to influence the development of accounting thought and underlie practice that has developed. Accounting theory has…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The focus of this unit is the Corporations Act 2001, how it regulates the business activities of corporations and the role and powers of bodies such as the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Topics covered in the unit include: the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Schedule B

Students may select one discipline specialisation comprising the units listed below.BFA527  Corporate Sustainability and the Triple Bottom Line may be counted towards any specialisation.

Students may count only one of these units to any of the specialisations listed above (with the exception of Business Management). It is not compulsory to take any of these units.

This unit aims to give you the knowledge, skills and abilities to further develop your literacy levels within your field of expertise. Emphasis is placed on workplace language and the various ways it is used in a working environment. Through…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with the skills and knowledge to be effective communicators within the workplace. It builds on basic literacy skills and incorporates these into specific simulated work related contexts designed to emulate, examine and evaluate workplace communication methods…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit focuses on identifying and exploiting the commercial potential of your product, process or service. It considers how intellectual property, market opportunity, risk management and a business model are combined to create commercial value. Topics include the commercialisation process…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit focusses on applying theoretical understandings of the process of commercialisation through the traditional commercialisation pathway, from idea to market, using a number of real world case studies. This involves an investigation of the intersection of intellectual property protection…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit enables postgraduate students to exercise their creativity, innovation, commercialisation, entrepreneurship and business insight. The purpose is to make practical use of everything you have learned, by providing a structured opportunity to research, develop and present a business plan…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students will consider the first phase of the innovation model - idea generation. The unit is designed for those who want to create an innovative environment in their workplace and to foster the creativity of self and others. Informed by…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students will examine Idea Evaluation, the second phase of the Innovation model. The purpose of Idea Evaluation is to enable prioritisation, and thus resourcing of the most appropriate ideas. Informed by the latest research from the Australian Innovation Research Centre…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students will examine the third phase of the innovation model - idea implementation. The unit is designed for those who want to implement innovation within their workplace, supporting the creative endeavours and growth within their business. Informed by the latest…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students will examine the creation of integrated innovation frameworks within organisations. The unit is designed for those who wish to harness innovation within their workplace. Informed by the latest research from the Australian Innovation Research Centre and other international leaders…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This is a reading course; the unit presumes a familiarity with work life. It expects you to have already grasped the fact that 'business is the art of making a living doing what you love'. The thesis of the unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students undertake a semester of business project, academic-oriented study that integrates work and learning. The student is physically located in a corporate environment, and specific work projects are determined in collaboration with the internship business organisation, postgraduate course coordinator, corporate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The aim of the unit is to develop an understanding of the key issues in strategic management particularly as they relate to managing the interface between an organisation and its internal resources and the elements of its external environment. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Business Management: you must complete four units to complete this specialisation. At least one unit must be chosen from Group A. The remaining units may be chosen from Group B or Group C.
Business Fundamentals.You must include at least one of the units from this group in a Business Management specialisation. You may take all four units from this group if you wish

This unit aims to give you the knowledge, skills and abilities to further develop your literacy levels within your field of expertise. Emphasis is placed on workplace language and the various ways it is used in a working environment. Through…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with the skills and knowledge to be effective communicators within the workplace. It builds on basic literacy skills and incorporates these into specific simulated work related contexts designed to emulate, examine and evaluate workplace communication methods…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is for students who are intending to work in a multicultural environment. The five components of the course are: communication skills, cross cultural awareness, presentation skills, employability skills and professional preparation. The unit aims to provide opportunities to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit focuses on several specific, non-technical, attributes identified by employers as essential skills for graduate employees. It develops these attributes through simulated workplace experiences and builds on the knowledge and skills developed in BAA514 and BAA606. Students will demonstrate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The course coordinator may approve other units to be included in this group from time to time.
Select up to three of the units below. It is not compulsory to include any of these units.

This unit focuses on identifying and exploiting the commercial potential of your product, process or service. It considers how intellectual property, market opportunity, risk management and a business model are combined to create commercial value. Topics include the commercialisation process…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit focusses on applying theoretical understandings of the process of commercialisation through the traditional commercialisation pathway, from idea to market, using a number of real world case studies. This involves an investigation of the intersection of intellectual property protection…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit enables postgraduate students to exercise their creativity, innovation, commercialisation, entrepreneurship and business insight. The purpose is to make practical use of everything you have learned, by providing a structured opportunity to research, develop and present a business plan…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students will consider the first phase of the innovation model - idea generation. The unit is designed for those who want to create an innovative environment in their workplace and to foster the creativity of self and others. Informed by…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students will examine Idea Evaluation, the second phase of the Innovation model. The purpose of Idea Evaluation is to enable prioritisation, and thus resourcing of the most appropriate ideas. Informed by the latest research from the Australian Innovation Research Centre…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students will examine the third phase of the innovation model - idea implementation. The unit is designed for those who want to implement innovation within their workplace, supporting the creative endeavours and growth within their business. Informed by the latest…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students will examine the creation of integrated innovation frameworks within organisations. The unit is designed for those who wish to harness innovation within their workplace. Informed by the latest research from the Australian Innovation Research Centre and other international leaders…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This is a reading course; the unit presumes a familiarity with work life. It expects you to have already grasped the fact that 'business is the art of making a living doing what you love'. The thesis of the unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students undertake a semester of business project, academic-oriented study that integrates work and learning. The student is physically located in a corporate environment, and specific work projects are determined in collaboration with the internship business organisation, postgraduate course coordinator, corporate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students undertake a semester of business project, academic-oriented study that integrates work and learning. The student is physically located in a corporate environment, and specific work projects are determined in collaboration with the internship business organisation, postgraduate course coordinator, corporate…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The aim of the unit is to develop an understanding of the key issues in strategic management particularly as they relate to managing the interface between an organisation and its internal resources and the elements of its external environment. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Select up to three units from the other specialisations included in this schedule below. Do not choose more than one unit from any specialisation.

This unit aims to present a coherent view on the role of information and knowledge in organisations from a multidisciplinary perspective. Students gain an appreciation of the sources of information, unstructured and semi-structured knowledge and learn current techniques that permit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with an understanding of the management issues surrounding information technology (IT), the knowledge of management functions and responsibilities necessary for IT managers, and the knowledge to apply IT management principles in the organisational environment. Students will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Organizations around the world are increasingly using commercial packages instead of custom built software to support their core business processes. In this unit students explore enterprise architecture with a focus on business process integration and process standardization. Students examine major…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit explores contemporary logistics and eLogistics for organisations from Informational, Communication and Technological (ICT) perspectives on logistical and supply chain issues. Specifically, the unit develops conceptual knowledge across the logistics field, by examining ICTs concepts at the strategic, tactical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Effective marketing comes from systematic critical thinking and the reasoned application of underlying principles in a dynamic marketplace. This course will provide the principles and analytical frameworks and challenges you to use these to make better marketing decisions. You should…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The Marketing Management unit introduces students to marketing as an integrative management function - one which draws together the activities of every area of an organisation concerned with the planning, development, distribution and promotion of products and services. It does…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit investigates consumer decision-making processes and, more closely, the external and internal influences on that process. For most businesses, the key to success is to identify potential customers, appreciate their needs and wants, and then supply those needs whilst…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The increasing use of the internet and other digital media by both businesses and consumers is having a profound effect upon the facilitation of trade and communication globally. As the internet continues to grow at an exponential rate, many argue…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit extends the fundamental marketing concepts by focusing on the challenge, as well as opportunities, of marketing new and existing products to the global marketplace. The impact of different cultural, economic, technological, political and legal environments in each country,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the specialisation of services marketing and considers such questions as: Why are services so difficult to manage? How important is it that service quality be controlled? What techniques and skills are required to deliver quality service? How…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Management is ultimately about influencing the behaviour of others within an organisational context and in many ways the study of Organisational Behaviour is the reference point for all other areas of management education. The unit is structured around three key…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the role and function of human resource management. Topics include job design, recruitment and selection of personnel; the development and retention of staff; industrial relations and international HRM. The unit aims to develop the necessary abilities and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Effective leadership of organisations, whether they are professional practices covering only a few staff, multinational corporations, public sector or not-for-profit organisations, is of increasing importance. This unit covers aspects of leadership theory and practice relevant to organisations from an Australian…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The primary focus of this unit is ethics as it applies to business and management practice. The unit is interdisciplinary in character as questions of management practice, organisational theory and economic policy intertwine with issues of rights and responsibilities, duties…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In light of the evolving field of Human Resource Development, this unit gives a broad-based approach to the three primary areas of human resource development: career development, training and development and organisation development. The strategic approach to HRD sees HRD…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Effective human resource management is an important means of creating value and developing, through the employees, a competitive advantage for organisations in the 21st century. This unit will introduce students to the general theories and practices of managing people in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Risk Management of organisations is about minimising adversity and maximising the probability that business can continue to operate in periods of unavoidable adversity. This unit will provide an introduction to the principles and processes involved in risk management, and explore…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit deals with the management of a wide range of resources for which public sector managers are responsible, and provides skills not only in effective practices, but also in transparent reporting and compliance with government policies.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides an introduction to the concept of economic, social and environmental (triple bottom line) reporting and performance from both a business and society perspective. The unit looks at the link between triple bottom line (TBL) reporting and the concept of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will examine a selection of important current developments affecting governance and accountability of corporations and other entities. The developments to be examined will be drawn from the areas of corporate governance, risk management, corporate sustainability and the triple…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit provides an understanding of the nature and development of corporate governance practices. This includes the principles, guidelines, recommendations and suggestions for good corporate governance and governance practices developed and promoted since the early 1990s. The unit examines how…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with an overview of a wide range of issues related to international economics. We investigate why nations trade, what they trade and who gains from this trade. We then analyse the motives for countries and organisations…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Most businesses operate in global financial markets, and very few facets of financial management are as important as managing exchange (hypen) rate risk. This unit will provide you with the skills necessary to understand and address some of the multi-faceted…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

International business is concerned with business activities undertaken in a complicated environment which is characterized by diverse cultures, languages, currencies and government regulations across countries. This unit introduces the concepts and theories needed for you to make sense of important…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Effective human resource management is an important means of creating value and developing, through the employees, a competitive advantage for organisations in the 21st century. This unit will introduce students to the general theories and practices of managing people in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit extends the fundamental marketing concepts by focusing on the challenge, as well as opportunities, of marketing new and existing products to the global marketplace. The impact of different cultural, economic, technological, political and legal environments in each country,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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.

For admission to this course you need to have:

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

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. Further information can be found under international admissions http://www.international.utas.edu.au/static/admissionRequirements.php

Credit Transfer and Articulation

Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting

Master in Professional Accounting (only for students with an undergraduate or Masters degree)

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.