Master of Professional Accounting

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  • Objectives
    This two year masters degree equips the student with high level skills in accounting, finance, computer software applications, economics, statistics, and business law, empowering them with the skills and capacity necessary to undertake high level accounting analyses, research and advice.
  • Entry requirements
    Student must have completed: *an undergraduate degree in any discipline from an Australian university; or * a qualification from an overseas institution or organisation assessed as being at least equivalent to the above by the professional bodies in which this program is seeking accreditation for. Exemptions To be eligible for an exemption from a course in this program a student must have received a 'Pass' or above in a course of equivalent content and rated units of credit from an approved program and be at least at postgraduate level. Exemptions will be assessed with reference to the requirements of the professional bodies that accredit this program of study. No substitutions will be granted for any course in this program.
  • Academic title
    Master of Professional Accounting
  • Course description

    About Professional Accounting

    Accounting has changed!  Accountants are no longer merely bookkeepers.  They perform a wide range of duties and have innumerable career opportunities.

    This is a specialised and specific program which equips graduates with the necessary skills for employment in accounting and financial management orientated careers.

    This program will further develop your technical skills, while honing your analytic and problem-solving abilities. Your studies will have a wide base, including such areas as computing, economics and auditing, so you will have the skills you need to work in many different areas of accounting.

    Career Opportunities

    For graduates looking to redirect their career, this program is for you.  It is suitable for persons who are interested in employment in accounting and financial management orientated careers.  Potential fields of employment include financial accounting, management accounting, taxation auditing, teaching finance, banking management, administration, consulting or business advisory services.

    Program Structure
    Students must complete 12 core courses (96 units of credit) to graduate with the Master of Professional Accounting.

    12 core courses
    Course Code     Course Name
    ACCT20040      Auditing and Ethical Practice
    ACCT20052      Issues in Financial Accounting
    ACCT20053      Issues in Management Accounting
    ACCT20054      Advanced Corporate Accounting
    ACCT29083      Theory of Accounting
    COIS20024      Systems Management Overview
    ECON20023     Economics for Business
    FINC20006      Organisational Finance
    LAWS20023     Australian Taxation Law
    LAWS20028     Business Law
    LAWS20029     Corporate Law
    STAT20028      Statistics for Analytical Decisions

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