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CG28 - Master of Professional Accounting

About Professional Accounting

Accounting has changed.  Accountants 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.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

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.

Course Overview At A Glance

Program at a glance
Duration 2 years full-time, 3 years part-time 
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - BNE; GDC; MEL; ROK; SYD; External
International - BNE; GDC; MEL; ROK; SYD; External
Courses/Units of Credit 12 courses/96 units of credit
Faculty Arts, Business, Informatics & Education
How to Apply

direct to the University - ONLINE

Entry Requirements

please refer to the entry requirements section

Professional Accreditation

This program is accredited by the CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and meets the membership requirements of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) (formerly National Institute of Accountants (NIA)) Restricted Member status. However, these organisations accredit each campus individually, so students should check the current status of accreditation for their desired study location.

For eligibility criteria for membership of the Professional Bodies refer to these websites:

www.cpaaustralia.com.au  (CPA Australia)

www.charteredaccountants.com.au (ICAA)

www.publicaccountants.org.au (IPA)

Residential School

not applicable

Practicum/Work placement

not applicable

Exit Awards Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting , Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting
Interim Awards not applicable
Post Nominal MProfAcc 
Be What You Want To Be Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions
CRICOS Codes 058719D - QLD / 059402F - VIC / 060715A - NSW (International students holding student visas can not study externally whilst in Australia.)

Program Aims

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.

Program Structure

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

Courses Offered

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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