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.

What's involved?

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 course is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and CPA Australia. If you pass a set list of subjects, you may qualify for membership of each professional body.

How much will it cost?

2017 fees: $3,338 per subject / $20,028 AUD per year (Domestic Student fee $3,150 per subject).

Where can I study?

Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

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Entry Requirements

  • 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.

Course Structure

  • 12 core subjects
  • 96 points
Core subjects
Decision Support Tools
Accounting Systems and Processes
Economics for Business
Financial Accounting
Accounting Information Systems
Business and Corporations Law
ACC515   Accounting and Finance
Financial Accounting 2
Taxation 1
Management Accounting for Costs and Control 
Current Developments in Accounting Thought

Industry Recognition

The CSU Study Centres Master of Professional Accounting is accredited by the:

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) 
  • CPA Australia.

Career Options

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.

Learning outcomes

  • 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.
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