Accounting courses

James Cook University

Master Of Professional Accounting in James Cook University

  • Duration : 2 Years
  • Intake : February,May,September
  • Level : Postgraduate
  • Tuition & fees : $ 32,720 Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.5
  • TOEFL : 86
  • PTE : 58

About Master Of Professional Accounting in James Cook University

By choosing to study an MPA at JCU Brisbane, you will undertake advanced learning in both theory and professional practice whilst learning to solve accounting and business problems in innovative ways. Students will be equipped with the skills to advise companies on current and future financial issues, enabling strategic goals to be achieved.

Students completing the MPA degree are in an excellent position to succeed in managerial positions in a range of government and commercial organisations. MPA graduates from JCU are well-placed to enter organisations in industries such as mining, manufacturing, retail, consulting, human resources and marketing.

Students undertake subjects spanning the full spectrum of business skills including accounting, economics, business law, taxation, statistics, human relations, finance, marketing leadership and strategy, to ensure they have all the skills and knowledge necessary to fulfil the complex role of an accountant.

The Master of Professional Accounting is open to graduates from any discipline and can also be taken as a joint degree with the Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Course Structure
The MPA is made up of 16 subjects. Students must undertake all 12 core subjects and four (4) foundation business subjects.

Foundation Subjects

  • LB5202 Marketing Management
  • LB5205 People in Organisations
  • LB5212 Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • LB5236 Comparative Global Business Systems

Core Subjects

  • CO5103 Management Accounting
  • CO5109 Corporate Finance
  • CO5117 Accounting and Assurance Services
  • CO5118 Auditing and Assurance
  • CO5119 Business Law
  • CO5120 Taxation Law
  • CO5121 Law of Business Organisations
  • CO5122 Accounting for Corporations
  • CO5123 Advanced Issues in Accounting
  • CO5124 Data Analysis and Decision Modelling
  • LB5229 Economics for a Sustainable World
  • LB5235 Practical or Research Project

Eligible students holding acknowledged cognate business qualifications may seek exemption from the four (4) Foundation Business subjects when submitting an application for admission into the MPA program.

Entry requirements

  • Completion of a recognised and appropriate bachelor degree.

English language requirements

IELTS : 6.5 (no sub score below 6.0)

PTE:58 (no component less than 54)

TOEFL:86 (minimum writing score of 21)

James Cook University Highlights

University Type Public Research University
Campus Setting Suburban, Regional
Establishment Year 1961
No. of Campuses 7
Graduate Job Rate 72.9% (full time)
Funding 826 million AUD
Cost of Attendance 29,036 - 46457 AUD (annually)
Applications Accepted Online/Offline/Through Agent/QTAC
Work-Study Available
Mode of Program Full time, Part-time, Online

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Tuition Fees in Australia (1st Year Average) BE/Btech: AUD 29109 | MBA: AUD 35139 | MS: AUD 36803 | BBA: AUD 28693 | MEng: AUD 39298 | BSc: AUD 34307 | MIM: AUD 39298 | MFin: AUD 35347 | MArch: AUD 37218 | BHM: AUD 28693 | MIS: AUD 35347 | MEM: AUD 43040
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in Australia AUD 1680 Per Month Approx
Entrance Exams in Australia TOEFL: 77 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 57 | GRE: 300 | GMAT: 600
Work and Study in Australia Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in Australia 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in Australia AUD 620
Student Visa in Australia The subclasses for the visa were reduced to two from the eight for convenience. The two visa subclasses are Subclass 500 (for students) and Subclass 590 (For Student Guardian).
Intakes in Australia There are Two Main Intakes in Australia: February and July.
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Economy in Australia 1.7% (2019e) 2.3% (2020e), 10th Largest in the World by Nominal
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

$ 32,720


$ 32,720