Master of Professional Accounting

University of Newcastle

The Master of Professional Accounting program is designed for students with a degree in a field other than accounting who wish to obtain a sound introduction to accounting concepts and procedures. The program will encompass studies in financial and management accounting, finance, taxation, business law and auditing. A career in accounting provides challenging, rewarding and versatile opportunities in the current business environment. Increasingly, businesses are looking for people with superior analytical skills that accounting can provide. A Master of Professional Accounting is a qualification that equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to succeed in accounting and aid career progression to senior management level.

Course Fee:

Australian: $34,897
International: $43,500

Entry Requirements:

3-year Bachelor degree in a related discipline; or 3-year Bachelor Degree in a non-related discipline plus 1 year relevant business experience; or at least 7 years business experience, including 2 years in a management position

Structure:

12 core courses (120 units)

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting

Study Pathways:

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting is a pathway for admission to the Master of Professional Accounting Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting with credit for completed courses. The Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting is an exit award from the Master of Professional Accounting.

Recognition:

The program is structured to satisfy the Guidelines for Joint Accreditation of Tertiary Courses by the Professional Accounting Bodies issued jointly by CPA Australia and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA), and the Core Curriculum Areas issued by the ICAA. Students completing the program will meet the academic requirements for Associate membership of CPA Australia and enrolment in the CPA Program, and for enrolment in the Chartered Accountants Program of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Who for:

Students with a degree in a field other than accounting who wish to obtain a sound introduction to accounting concepts and procedures

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00109J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Sydney No info Yes Full time 1.5 years
Sydney No info Yes Part time 3 years

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