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  • Objectives
    This 2 ½ year masters degree provides students with a transition from vocational study to higher education. The program then proceeds to equip 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. The program is currently accredited by Australia's professional accrediting bodies and is constantly being reviewed to maintain accreditation. Graduates are eligible for membership of CPA Australia, the ICAA, and the National Institute of Accountants (NIA), and conditional upon elective courses selected, the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA).
  • Entry requirements
    Students must have completed: * a two-year, post-Year 12 qualification recognised as being at least equivalent to an Australian diploma; or * a qualification from an overseas institution or organisation assessed as being at least equivalent to the above by the professional bodies that accredit this program of study. 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 post-graduate 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 (Non Graduate Entry)
  • Course description

    About 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 in non-accounting disciplines 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

    The program equips students 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.


    Program Structure

    Students must complete 16 courses (128 units of credit) to graduate with the Master of Professional Accounting.

    14 Core Courses
    Course Code     Course Name
    ACCT20040     Auditing and Ethical Practice
    ACCT20051     Accounting Information for Decision Making
    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
    MGMT20124     People, Work & Organisations
    STAT20028      Statistics for Analytical Decisions

    2 Elective Courses
    Course Code     Course Name
    Selected from the following list

    ACCT20047     Strategic Cost Management
    ACCT20048     Management Accounting Systems
    FINC20007      Financial Market Analysis
    FINC20008      International Finance
    FINC20009      Investments - Analysis and Management
    MGMT20112    Strategy Development and Initiatives
    MRKT20019     Marketing Management

    Students seeking membership of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA) are advised to complete ACCT20047 Strategic Cost Management and ACCT20048 Management Accounting Systems

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