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).

Program Structure

The structure of the MPAcc Program is as follows:


One-year MPAcc Study Program


Year/ Semester Course of study No. of credits Contact hours
Semester I
MPACC 1301 Contemporary Issues in Financial Reporting 3 45
MPACC 1302 Business Strategy 3 45
MPACC 1303 Research Methods 3 45
Elective 1* 3 45
Semester II
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
Elective 2* 3 45
MPACC 1607 Research Report ** 6
Total 30 360


*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
Total 30



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.

Further Information

Detailed information regarding policies, procedures, rules and regulations is described in the handbook provided to registered students.

Contact Details

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.