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CG47 - Master of Professional Accounting (Non Graduate Entry)

About 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 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.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

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.

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)

http://www.charteredaccountants.com.au/ (ICAA)

http://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 062028G - NSW / 062080D - QLD / 062778C - VIC

Program Aims

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).

Program Structure

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

Courses Offered

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/.

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