The Master of Professional Accounting and Business Performance is a pre-experience program designed for students who have recently completed their undergraduate degree or who are seeking a career change to the dynamic environment and range of opportunities presented by professional accounting.
The program has a long tradition of excellence in accounting education and research, maintained through strong engagement with the profession, leading enterprises and industry.
Students of the Master of Professional Accounting and Business Performance will be able to develop the knowledge and expertise required to future-proof their business career in professional accounting and undertake advanced learning in the technologies and techniques of professional practice to lead in contributing to understanding and improving business performance.
Many employers have difficulty filling graduate positions as a great number of applicants lack the interpersonal, leadership, data technology and deep technical skills to succeed in business. To prepare you for the needs of contemporary enterprises, the Master of Professional Accounting and Business Performance develops employability skills alongside the most desired technical skills of professional accountants.
Our core units of study will build your experience in professional pactice as well as the theoretical know-how, data analysis and leaderships skills required to thrive in a constantly changing business environment.
And through the unique foundation unit Succeeding in the Accounting Profession, you will develop interpersonal and leadership skills that are highly sought after by employers.
In today's data-rich business environment, the ability to accurately and effectively analyse data is crucial.
Our unique core units Analytics for Accounting and Applied Business Performance Management will provide the business insight and data skills for you to analyse and contribute to enhancing business performance.
You will have the opportunity to further develop these skills with the elective unit, Visual Data Analytics.
As a signatory of the United Nations' Principles for Responsible Management Education, the University of Sydney Business School is committed to producing graduates who will shape a better future for business and humanity.
Through the Master of Professional Accounting and Business Performance capstone unit, Corporate Governance and Accountability, you will work on an internationally focussed case study to explore the central relationships and practices upon which effective governance and accountability depend.
This capstone unit also allows you to investigate wider issues of corporate social responsibility in relation to the globalisation of product and capital markets, as well as issues relating to climate change.
In addition to completing foundational units and advanced units to truly cover the breadth and depth of professional accounting, you will also be able to choose two electives from a range of disciplines as part of your Master of Professional Accounting and Business Performance program.
With classes ranging from International Financial Crime to Global Business and Work-Integrated Learning units such as the Business Practicum or Experience in Industry, the Master of Professional Accounting and Business Performance offers you a wide range of topics to suit your interests and goals.
Alternatively, if a 2 year master's program isn't quite right for you, perhaps the 1 year Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting and Business Performance is your next step?
Our Master of Professional Accounting and Business Performance is the University of Sydney's only pathway to full accounting accreditation, meeting the requirements of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) of Australia and the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA).
Gain access to specialised career services through the Business School's Careers and Employability Office, which is committed to helping you achieve your career aspirations.
The Careers and Employability Office 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.
We also offer the award-winning free Job Smart program, which enables international students to develop the skills and professional experience to gain employment when they graduate.
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 the leading academics who teach into our accounting programs.
The labour market for accountants is at an all-time high, with strong growth projected over the next five years.1 With a Master of Professional Accounting and Business Performance from a top-ranked university, your skills will place you at a competitive advanced in this rapidly expanding sector.
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