Master of Professional Accounting
CRICOS Course Code: 070183G
Explore key accounting concepts
The course provides a generalised professional accounting education to graduates of non-accounting disciplines. You can study our 16-subject Master of Professional Accounting in Australia at Charles Sturt University Study Centres in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney to further your understanding of accounting concepts and put theory into practice.
About the course
This is a two-year course that will build your technical and theoretical accounting knowledge, enabling you to:
- understand and evaluate businesses in the context of accounting and financial reporting
- analyse and evaluate key accounting concepts
- understand, evaluate and apply the principles of current accounting practice
- develop the technical skills essential for a professional accountant in a global environment
- recognise and analyse how accounting theory impacts the business environment
- understand and apply principles and analytical techniques from economics, commercial law, business communications and quantitative methods.
Who is this course for?
This is your route to a master's qualification if you have already studied the Graduate Diploma of Accounting or Graduate Diploma of Commerce. This course is also available if you want to build on existing experience in industry or gain specialised knowledge beyond your vocational qualifications in another field.
Alternatively, choose the 12-subject option if you have already studied at an Australian university and hold an undergraduate degree in a subject other than accounting, or if you studied at an overseas university and your undergraduate degree in accounting is not recognised by CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.
What will you study?
Throughout our two-year program you will study 16 subjects, comprising:
- 12 core subjects
- 4 electives.
If you have already studied the Graduate Diploma of Accounting or Graduate Diploma of Commerce then you will only need to study for one year rather than two, as you will already have credits in some subjects.
You will study 12 core subjects from the list below.
Subject Code Management Accounting for Costs and Control ACC512 Financial Accounting* ACC514 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
Choose four electives from the list below:
Subject Code Business Accounting and Finance ACC501 Communication in Business* ACG504 Human Resource Management HRM502 International Human Resource Management HRM514 Strategic Human Resource Management HRM528 Management Theory and Practice MGT501 Strategic Management MGT510 Management of Change MGT540 Marketing Management MKT501 Customer Behaviour MKT510 Managing Project and Service Innovation MKT520 Global Marketing MKT550
Our Master of Professional Accounting is accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia. If you pass a set list of subjects, you may qualify for membership of each professional body.
Accounting career opportunities
Our Master of Professional Accounting program is an ideal platform for a dynamic and exciting business career. You'll gain the practical and relevant skills you need to work in a range of areas, such as:
- financial management
- public practice
- commerce and industry
- government and semi-government organisations
- accounting education.
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.