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Industry-accredited accounting course gives grads many career options


The MPA14 Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) is one of Holmesglen’s industry-accredited courses, which is offered at our St Kilda Road campus, opposite the Shrine, and our Chadstone campus.​

Strong leadership skills and critical thinking are giving our learners a clearer pathway into the competitive accounting and finance field.

Designed to connect students with their future business careers, the course provides advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in accounting disciplines.

This includes financial accounting and reporting, taxation law and practice, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, management accounting, and auditing.

Holmesglen’s Course Leader, Vasanthi Peter, believes industry-related teaching gives learners greater career potential.

“With globalisation and labour being mobile, expert knowledge in accounting and finance is increasingly in demand. This degree builds critical thinking, communication and leadership skills.

“Students complete two research papers, including a mini thesis. There are several career opportunities for MPA graduates since employees are looking for research-savvy candidates,” she said.

Graduate Sharmaine Leonora used the course to develop her business insights, after moving from the Philippines.

“My studies paved the way for new experiences. It was very interesting to share knowledge with talented people and to work closely with people from other backgrounds,” she said.

Holmesglen’s MPA graduates meet the requirements for associate membership for the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) Australia, Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Australia, Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia, and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

The course’s strong foundations across business and finance present learners with a variety of career paths to consider on graduation.

Learners have pursued work in both the public and private sectors, and can also explore post-graduate study, such as a PhD.

Find out more about Holmesglen’s Master of Professional Accounting at our course page.

All information is correct at the time of printing but subject to change.

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