Master of Professional Accounting (12 subjects)
Who's it for?
The 12-subject Master of Professional Accounting is designed for students who want to build upon their existing undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian university or undergraduate accounting degree from an overseas university.
You'll study three subjects per session, across two years. You may be eligible for up to 50% academic credit into the Master of Professional Accounting for related prior postgraduate studies.
Why should you apply?
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and CPA Australia has accredited the course, which means that you qualify for membership if you pass a set list of subjects.
How much will it cost?
Find out the Master of Professional Accounting 12 subjects tuition fees
Where can I study?
Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
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- An undergraduate degree from a recognised college or university,
- An undergraduate accounting degree from an overseas university,
- Or an equivalent qualification
Find out more about our English language and academic entry requirements.
If you already have an Australian bachelor-level qualification or equivalent, in business, you may be eligible for up to three subjects’ credit (depending on the subjects you studied in your first degree). This potentially reduces your studies to nine subjects over 18 months. Credit will not be awarded for work experience.
The Master of Professional Accounting opens up a wide range of career opportunities within a range of organisations - across the commerce, industry, government and semi-government sectors.
- Undertake and evaluate the conceptual basis of accounting.
- Understand, evaluate and apply the principles of current accounting practice.
- Recognise and analyse the impact of the business environment on accounting theory and its application.
- Understand and apply principles and analytical techniques from economics, commercial law, business communications and the accounting context.
*Not available to Australian Bachelor of Accounting (or equivalent) graduates.
Applicants with an undergraduate accounting degree from an overseas university are eligible to apply.
*Nine subjects (1.5 years) if three credits for prior study are awarded.
**Need at least three years work experience at a managerial level
- 12 core subjects
- 96 points
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||Accounting Systems and Processes
||Economics for Business
||Accounting Information Systems
||Business and Corporations Law
||Accounting and Finance
||Financial Accounting 2
||Management Accounting for Costs and Control
||Current Developments in Accounting Thought
The CSU Study Centres Master of Professional Accounting is accredited by the:
- The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)
- CPA Australia.