Master of Professional Accounting
(12 subjects)

CRICOS Course Code: 068967E

Deepen your knowledge with global context 

Do you want to gain an industry-standard qualification accredited by professional accounting bodies in Australia? Study our Master of Professional Accounting at Charles Sturt University Study Centres in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney and build on your existing experience and put accounting principles into context.  


2 years

Start dates

  • July 2021
  • November 2021

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Entry requirements and fees

Find out more about entry requirements and fees for this course.

About the course

This is a two-year course where you will study 12 subjects (three subjects per session), worth 96 credit points. You may be eligible for up to 50% academic credit into the Master of Professional Accounting for related prior postgraduate studies.

For each eight-point subject at Charles Sturt, you should expect to spend between 140–160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities. Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, and examinations, including other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

Who is this course for? 

Our 12-subject Master of Professional Accounting is an ideal option if you either:

  • studied at an Australian university and hold an undergraduate degree in a subject other than accounting, or
  • studied at an overseas university and hold an undergraduate degree in accounting that is not recognised by CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.

Alternatively, you can study our 16 subject master's if you don't have the relevant accounting qualifications.

What will you study?

You will study a range of accounting subjects across this two-year program.

  • 12 core subjects. 
  • Core subjects

    You will study the following core subjects.

    Subject Code
    Management Accounting for Costs and Control ACC512
    Financial Accounting ACC514
    Accounting and Finance ACC515
    Current Developments in Accounting Thought ACC518
    Accounting Information Systems ACC539
    Decision Support Tools ACC544
    Accounting Systems and Processes ACC566
    Financial Accounting 2* ACC567
    Auditing ACC568
    Economics for Business ECO511
    Business and Corporations Law LAW504
    Taxation 1* LAW505

Industry recognition

The Charles Sturt University Study Centres Master of Professional Accounting is accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia.

Accounting career opportunities

Our Master of Professional Accounting program is an ideal platform for a dynamic and exciting business career. Our program provides practical and relevant skills, opening the way to many vocational choices in areas of:

  • financial management
  • public practice
  • commerce and industry
  • government and semi-government organisations
  • accounting education.

Professional accreditation

CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Postgraduate entry requirements

Check the English language and academic entry requirements you need to meet in order to be accepted in to your chosen postgraduate course.


Find out the tuition fees and other costs for your chosen postgraduate program at Charles Sturt University Study Centres.

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