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19 December 2006 @ 05:08 pm
Masters degrees  
The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) will enable non-accounting university graduates and other approved applicants the opportunity to acquire an accounting qualification recognised by the Australian accounting professional bodies.


I have been doing some research about studying Accountancy, and was beginning to think that the only way I'd be able to become qualified was to basically start again with uni; I have a Bachelors degree but it's in Arts, not Business, and it seemed like all the postgraduate programs required a Business major, or previous relevant work history. The thought of starting again with university, another 3 years of undergraduate studying, made me almost want to give up altogether. But some girls on the Vogue forums pointed me in the direction of a Masters of Professional Accounting degree (and other similar Masters degrees), and I have been eagerly researching universities and courses online, in between work (of course :D).

I am so excited; there are quite a few similar degrees at different universities in Australia, and many of them can be done via distance education, which means I can keep working full-time (not having to worry about getting to lectures and that sort of thing will make juggling full-time work & study a lot easier), not to mention not being limited to just the universities in my state. I am not sure yet whether I would study on a full-time basis or go part-time, but I am definitely going to consider applying for enrolment for a July 2007 intake. The courses I am looking at are accredited by the major Accounting & Chartered Accounting institutes in Australia, and are from 1 year (full-time) & upwards in length. Longer for part-time, of course.

I feel so positive about all this. I feel like I am finally putting my degree to good use (as a springboard into something a lot more prosperous), and finally could be working towards something. I have always felt like I was floundering, not being sure of what I actually wanted to do, but knowing that I wanted more in my career than just a job. Maybe I am starting to head down the right path, and do something that has a future and opportunities. Something that I want.
d-elicate: Audrey: Reading Bookhandsdown on December 19th, 2006 08:52 am (UTC)
Congrats!!! You'll make an excellent accountant, I should know, I work with them! Good luck hon, I am keeping my fingers crossed for you.
you got you a fast horse darlin'thebluebells on December 19th, 2006 09:36 am (UTC)

That sounds wonderful darling! :D You know, I keep reading that there is a huge shortage of accountants in Australia the moment, and they are also in huge demand overseas, so you have definitely chosen a great career path.

Love you xxxx
petala: Sweet..!petala on December 19th, 2006 11:04 am (UTC)
Hey, that is so awesome. XD Yay Vogue forums! Definitely much better than starting all over again, and if you ever decide to do a PHD or something you can. (Okay, that might never be what you want but hey, it's now an option.)
Crystalcrystalina on December 20th, 2006 01:02 am (UTC)
Botticelli Babebotticellibabe on December 20th, 2006 09:53 am (UTC)
It's lovely to read that last paragraph.
*huge hugs*
And one year soon I'm gonna take aroadtrip down your way and spend some more time with you, hun. *hugs*
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on December 25th, 2006 10:55 am (UTC)
that would be wonderful,
i miss you terribly.
prophetess666prophetess666 on December 24th, 2006 01:39 am (UTC)
Congrats on finding something you want to do! I'm really excited for you :)
Emilia Rothschild: artsy - flowers on booksetherealshores on December 24th, 2006 09:56 am (UTC)
I am so pleased, way go to honey!

coco__: laurencoco__ on December 24th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
hi there

I found you through Rachel - _rubyslippers

You seem lovely. May I add you?

    scarlet's walk: lace skirts & petticoatskisstheviolets on December 25th, 2006 08:25 am (UTC)
of course dear! I have added you ♥