The Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) Degree Program is a one-year full-time postgraduate degree program of the Department of Accounting offered through the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura (USJ).
The structure of the MPAcc Program is as follows:
One-year MPAcc Study Program
|Year/ Semester||Course of study||No. of credits||Contact hours|
|MPACC 1301||Contemporary Issues in Financial Reporting||3||45|
|MPACC 1302||Business Strategy||3||45|
|MPACC 1303||Research Methods||3||45|
|MPACC 1304||Strategic Management Accounting||3||45|
|MPACC 1305||Contemporary Issues in Auditing and Assurance||3||45|
|MPACC 1306||Corporate Governance and Ethics||3||45|
|MPACC 1607||Research Report **||6|
*A student is required to select one elective in each semester from the following courses:
MPACC 1308: Project Management
MPACC 1309: Taxation Law and Practice
MPACC 1310: Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
MPACC 1311: Public Sector Accounting and Finance
MPACC 1312: Investment and Portfolio Management
MPACC 1313: Enterprise Risk Management
MPACC 1314: Business Valuation
MPACC 1315: Corporate Sustainability Accounting
MPACC 1316: Contemporary Issues in Management Accounting
MPACC 1317: Accounting Information Systems
MPACC 1318: Financial Statement Analysis
MPACC 1319: Forensic Accounting
** A student is given 2 months period to submit the Research Report after completing the course work.
Summary Table for the Distribution of Credits among Different Types of Study Courses
|Description||No. of Lecture/Student Contact Hours||No. of Credits|
|Core Courses (6)||270 hrs. (15 hours per 1 credit)||18|
|Elective Courses (2)||90 hrs. (15 hours per 1 credit)||6|
|Research Report (1)||600 hrs. (100 hours per 1 credit)||6|
The lectures will be held only on Friday evenings and Saturdays.
Panel of Lecturers
The study program will be conducted mainly by the academic staff of Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce (FMSC) of USJ. The services of resource persons of other local state universities, foreign universities,and industry will also be obtained on a visiting basis. Further, leaders/ experts of industry also are invited for special occasions such as guest lectures and the residential workshop.
Detailed information regarding policies, procedures, rules and regulations is described in the handbook provided to registered students.
Coordinator: Dr. A.R. Ajward
Deputy Coordinator: Mr. H M T G Sandaruwan
Tele: +94 112803905
Department of Accounting
Faculty of Management Studies & Commerce
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.