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6 reasons to study professional accounting at Sydney

Prepare yourself for a thriving career in accounting
Find out how our Master of Professional Accounting will give you a competitive edge to help you leverage a rewarding and successful career in accounting. Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for domestic students.

1. Future-focused

The accounting profession is being shaped by large-scale shifts, from globalisation to automation and artificial inteligence. The University of Sydney Business School has an agile approach to professional accounting education.

Our graduates are future-proof and prepared for practice. You will become a technical expert, but also gain valuable communication, leadership and teamwork skills. These non-technical or soft skills are the most sought-after attributes that recruiters and employers are looking for.

Deloitte Access Economics forecasts that soft skill-intensive occupations will account for two-thirds of all jobs by 2030, compared to half of all jobs in 2000. 1 in 4 employers have difficulty filling entry-level jobs becuase applicants lack these skills.

2. Access to industry

As an accounting student, you will have access to industry professionals through internships, placements, programs and the Accounting Foundation.

You can take part in the Industry Placement Program which allows students to work for leading national and international firms as part of your studies. Become work-ready through the NEXT Innovation Program, a globally recognised, award-winning program that allows students to work with mentors from Deloitte and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

3. Graduate in high demand

Recent and projected growth in the accounting profession is strong, and demand for accountants is high. The Department of Employment Projections has recognised that the labour market for accountants it at an all-time high.

4. High calibre academics

Learn from some of the best educators in the world. Gain insight from academics whose research has directly impacted practice. Our diverse teaching cohort will transform your education.

Meet a few of our leading academics who teach into our accounting programs.

5. Boost your employability

Access to specialised career services through the Careers and Employability Office, who are committed to helping you achieve your career aspirations.

They can help you plan your career, develop your career decision-making skills, tailor your resume and job applications, engage in experiential recruitment activities such as mock interviews and assessment centres, and connect you with top graduate recruiters and corporate partners.

6. Fully accredited

The Master of Professional Accounting is accredited by three professional accounting bodies: CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA).

15 March 2019

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