The Master of Professional Accounting will equip you with professional skills in accounting, finance, computer software applications, economics, statistics, and business law. It is suited to those students who meet the entry requirements and seek a career in accounting in Australia. The course will also introduce you to the advanced research and analysis skills that are highly sought in business.
For graduates looking to redirect their career, this course 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.
|Duration||2 years full-time or 4 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||96|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Postgraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||MProfAcct|
|AQF Level||Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)|
Indicative Year - 2023
Indicative Year - 2022
To gain entry to this course, students must have:
- An undergraduate degree in any discipline from an Australian university; or
- A graduate diploma in any discipline from an Australian university; or
- A qualification from an overseas institution or organisation assessed as being equivalent to the above by the professional bodies that accredit this course of study.
Students who have successfully completed the CQUniversity Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting will be eligible to apply for credit for units already completed.
International students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international/ for further information including English language requirements.
Advanced standing (credit for prior learning)
Students may be eligible for exemptions of up to 48 credit points for previous graduate level studies in business or accounting. Exemptions up to 24 credit points may be granted for previous undergraduate studies in the same cognate area.
No information is available at this time.
|Interim Awards||CC38 - Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting CC35 - Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting|
|Exit Awards||CC38 - Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting CC35 - Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting|
Accreditation for this course by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and meets the membership requirements of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) - Associate Member IPA status. These organisations accredit each campus individually, so students must check the current status of accreditation for their desired study location.
For eligibility criteria for membership of the Professional Bodies refer to these websites:
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
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Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.
If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting email@example.com. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4||5||6|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice|
|2. KNOWLEDGE Have an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship|
|4. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice|
|5. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level|
|6. SKILLS Have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences|
|7. SKILLS Have technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use high level personal autonomy and accountability|
|10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.|
|APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Communicate, interact and collaborate with others effectively in culturally or linguistically diverse contexts in a culturally respectful manner|
|Number of units: 16||Total credit points: 96|
Students must complete the following 16 units.
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|ECON20039||Economics for Managers|
|COIT20274||Information Systems for Business Professionals|
|ACCT20070||Accounting in Australia|
|ACCT20071||Foundations in Accounting|
|ACCT20076||Foundations of Management Accounting|
|ACCT20072||Accounting Systems and Information Assurance|
|ACCT20074||Contemporary Accounting Theory|
|ACCT20075||Auditing and Ethics|
|BUSN20016||Research in Business|
|LAWS20058||Australian Commercial Law|
|STAT20029||Statistics for Managerial Decisions|
|LAWS20059||Corporations and Business Structures|
|LAWS20060||Taxation Law of Australia|