This course will enable you to develop advanced accounting skills so that you can assist in providing high level advice to management and governing bodies. You will examine advanced accounting and auditing issues and learn to apply concepts and theories to real-world situations. You’ll be encouraged to apply and test the ideas you learn in the workplace and evaluate them in light of your own experience. You will study topics in information systems, financial issues, managerial, business and society accounting, auditing, taxation and finance. You will also choose from a range of specialist units to support your current and future career needs. You can choose to undertake project work, or study advanced topics such as international finance, international accounting or public sector accounting.
A bachelor degree in business majoring in accounting.
Master of Advanced Accounting
Course CRICOS Code: 049884K
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1.5 Years
This course is designed for those wanting to develop advanced accounting skills to assist in providing high level advice to management and governing bodies. It examines advanced accounting and auditing issues and assists in developing potential in realwork situations. Participants are encouraged to apply and test these ideas in the workplace, and evaluate them in light of individual experience.
Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisties
A degree in business majoring in accounting.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis. Unit exemptions of up to 150 credits may be granted for optional units on the successful completion of professional accounting examinations approved by the School of Accounting.
Duration and Availability
This fee-paying course is three semesters full-time or equivalent part-time study.
In the six core units, students will explore topics in the areas of financial accounting, managerial accounting, governance and auditing. Optional units are available in the areas of information systems auditing and international aspects of accounting, taxation and finance.
Graduates generally find employment with organisations, both in the private and public sectors, and accounting firms.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.
Course Structure Disclaimer
Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.
Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 1 Semester 1
306966 v.1 Accounting (Business and Society) 571 3.0 25.0
307977 v.1 Accounting (Information Systems) 572 3.0 25.0
5942 v.7 * Accounting (Financial Issues) 563 3.0 25.0
5944 v.7 # Auditing (Issues) 570 3.0 25.0
5240 v.8 + Accounting (Managerial) 565 3.0 25.0
SELECT 1 OPTION 25.0
Year 1 Semester 2
307978 v.1 Accounting (Statement Analysis) 573 3.0 25.0
5243 v.8 * Accounting (Financial Issues) 562 3.0 25.0
307975 v.1 # Accounting (Advanced Auditing) 576 3.0 25.0
5241 v.10 + Accounting (Managerial) 566 3.0 25.0
5789 v.10 Accounting (Governance and Ethics) 564 3.0 25.0
SELECT 1 OPTION 25.0
Year 2 Semester 1
SELECT 4 OPTIONS 100.0
Optional Units (No Year Level Specified) Hrs/Wk Credit
10964 v.4 Taxation (International) 547 3.0 25.0
12284 v.3 Regional Study Tour 670 7.0 25.0
12753 v.3 Finance (International) 573 3.0 25.0
307976 v.1 Accounting (International) 575 3.0 25.0
307979 v.1 Accounting
(Technology and Computer Applications) 574 3.0 25.0
5245 v.6 Accounting Project 590 6.0 50.0
5251 v.11 Auditing (Information Systems) 568 4.0 25.0
5706 v.7 Accounting (Public Sector) 567 3.0 25.0
5720 v.8 Auditing (Internal) 569 3.0 25.0
# Specialisation units for Auditing
* Specialisation units for Financial Accounting
+ Specialisation units for Managerial Accounting
N1 In consultation with the course coordinator students must choose an area of specialisation
Year Location Period All* Internal Fully Online#
2009 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y
2009 Bentley Campus Semester 2 Y
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.