Master of Professional Accounting / Master of Business Administration (MBA, MPAcct)

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The award
MBA, MPAcct

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February

International course fees
AUD 30455 per year

All study options

About Master of Professional Accounting / Master of Business Administration at University of Newcastle, Australia

Are you passionate about accounting and want a strong foundation in business? Extend your business capabilities and obtain specialised accounting knowledge, through the combined Masters program in Professional Accounting and Business Administration.

The combined Masters program in Professional Accounting and Business Administration will set you apart in the increasingly competitive global labour market. The qualification will equip graduates with the technical expertise to work in the rigorous world of accounting as well as an extended understanding in the whole of business practice, providing the knowledge required to excel in senior management.

The program provides a deeper understanding of developing and implementing business strategy and various business functions, preparing graduates for challenging but highly rewarding careers in financial services and accounting in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors.

The program is accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and CPA Australia.

Is it for you?

Are you seeking a fulfilling and rewarding career in accounting and are working up the corporate ladder? In the dynamic world of professional accounting and business, employers are looking for highly qualified candidates with demonstrated high level financial analysis. A combined Masters degree in professional accounting and business administration will demonstrate your ability and dedication, as well as increasing your employability in professional management positions across many areas of business, particularly accounting. The advantage of undertaking a combined Masters is you will achieve two qualifications in less time than it takes to complete them separately.

The combined MPAC/ MBA focuses on building accounting knowledge to be eligible for admission to the professional accounting bodies as well as furthering understanding of broader business functions including marketing, organization design, project management, strategic management and finance. This postgraduate qualification can be the key to your future career success or can provide you with the know how to leverage your business to new heights.

With a strategically based focus on meeting the requirements for admission into the professional accounting bodies as well as developing business management capabilities, the combined MPAC/ MBA will leverage your career potential.

Upon graduation, you will be eligible to join the CPA and the CAANZ as well as having developed a comprehensive understanding of extended business functions. This program provides students with the opportunity to develop practical skills by applying their knowledge to real-world problems. This postgraduate qualification will improve your career potential, while providing you with the flexibility to study at a pace that suits the demands of your life.

Careers

Studying a combined Masters will open opportunities in a wide variety of industries with organisations looking to tap into your wealth of knowledge and expertise. A qualification that provides professional accounting credentials and develops management skills in a variety of business functions will be highly relevant to organisations of all sizes and industries in the public, private or not-for-profit sector.

The MPAC/MBA qualification will equip you with the skills and knowledge to approach management problems with confidence and conviction leading to highly rewarding careers in senior management.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMBA, MPAcctHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsFebruaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesAUD 30455 per year

Entry requirements

Entry into the MPAC/MBA Program (180 units) will be available for applicants who have:

  • 4 year Bachelor (Honours) Degree
  • 3 year Bachelor Degree in a related field; or
  • 3 year Bachelor Degree not in a relevant field + 1 year relevant organisational experience; or
  • At least 7 years organisational experience, including 2 years in a management position.

Students entering via this pathway are able to complete 4 courses per trimester, and are able to complete courses in any sequence they wish, that is consistent with course prerequisites. 

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