Master of Professional Accounting (16 subjects)

Who's it for?

The 16-subject Master of Professional Accounting is designed for students who progress from the Graduate Diploma of Accounting or the Graduate Diploma of Commerce. It gives students who don't have a bachelor's degree another route to a master's qualification.

What's involved?

Study a total of 16 subjects across two years, including four electives chosen from a set list. The Graduate Diploma of Accounting and Graduate Diploma of Commerce gives you eight subject's credit, which means you only have to study for one more year to qualify with the master's. 

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?

2016 fees: AUD 24,800 per year

Where can I study?

Sydney and Melbourne.

Entry Requirements

Find out more about our English language and academic entry requirements.

Course Structure

Course Structure

  • 16 core subjects
  • 128 points
  • 4 electives
Core subjects
ACC544 
Decision Support Tools
ACC566 
Accounting Systems and Processes
ECO511 
Economics for Business
ACC514 
Financial Accounting
ACC539 
Accounting Information Systems
LAW504 
Business and Corporations Law
ACC515   Accounting and Finance
ACC567 
Financial Accounting 2
LAW505 
Taxation 1
ACC512 
Management Accounting for Costs and Control 
ACC518 
Current Developments in Accounting Thought
ACC568 
Auditing

Electives
ACC501
Business Accounting and Finance
ACG504
Communication in Business
HRM502
Human Resource Management
HRM514
International Human Resource Management
HRM528
Strategic Human Resource Management
MGT501
Management Theory and Practice
MGT540 Management of Change
MKT501
Marketing Management
MKT510
Customer Behaviour
MKT520
Managing Project and Service Innovation
MKT550
Global Marketing

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.

Progression

Students enrolled in the Master of Professional Accounting (16 subjects) are eligible to transfer to the final year of the Master of Professional Accounting (CPA Extension). 

To be awarded CPA Extension, you must: 

Note: you must apply and have this transfer approved before completing your Master of Professional Accounting (16 subjects).

Qualifications

If you gain entry to the master’s program via the Graduate Diploma of Accounting, you'll be awarded both the Graduate Diploma of Accounting and the Master of Professional Accounting qualifications. 

If you gain entry via the Graduate Diploma of Commerce, you'll be awarded both the Graduate Diploma in Commerce and the Master of Professional Accounting. 

When you graduate with a Master of Professional Accounting, you'll also meet the core knowledge requirements for the professional programs of both CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.