Master of Accountancy

Western Sydney University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

The Master of Accountancy will equip students with an in-depth theoretical knowledge of accounting. On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge, skills and expertise to become professional accounting practitioners and satisfy the pre entry educational requirements for the CPA Australia, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) or the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). The course content delivers a contemporary education in accounting principles and procedures supported by knowledge of associated disciplines of law, economics and finance. Students will learn to apply accounting concepts, theories and models through a range of individual and collaborative means using a blended learning design that draws from industry relevant projects with exposure to realistic business problems.


160 credit points which include 12 core units and 4 electives.


  • Accounting
  • Law
  • Finance
  • Auditing
  • Economics

Standard entry requirements

Undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline or graduate certificate.


CPA Australia; The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia; Institute of Public Accountants

Study pathways

A maximum of 3 introductory units may be granted. Advanced standing is not available to students who do not possess an Australian bachelor degree or equivalent.

Further information

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof can be found on the Universities Admissions Centre website (UAC). There are inherent requirements for this course that students must meet in order to complete the course and graduate. Visit the website for more information.

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