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 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.
Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available
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.
Course Overview At A Glance
|Program at a glance |
|Duration ||2.5 years full-time, 5 years part-time |
|Availability/Campus Contact || Domestic - BNE; GDC; MEL; ROK; SYD; External |
International - BNE; GDC; MEL; ROK; SYD; External
|Courses/Units of Credit ||16 courses/128 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)) Retricted 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:
http://www.cpaaustralia.com.au/ (CPA Australia)
|Residential School || |
|Practicum/Work placement || |
|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 || 062028G - NSW / 062080D - QLD / 062778C - VIC |
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 accredited by CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA), and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Depending upon elective courses selected, students may also be eligible for membership of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA).
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. Students can view requirements of this institute on the following webpage: http://www.cmawebline.org/.