Master of Professional Accounting

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Program Description

Master of Professional Accounting

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

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Master of Professional Accounting

CRICOS code: 066849E

Units to complete: 12

Duration: on campus 1.5 years full-time, online or distance 6 years part-time

Start dates: on campus March, July, online/distance March, July, November

Campus: Toowoomba, Springfield

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

• 3-year bachelor degree or equivalent in a non-accounting field

Professional Accreditation

The program satisfies the initial educational entrance requirements of both CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). We recommend that graduates in accounting from an overseas university obtain a qualifications assessment from CPA Australia before applying for admission. In many cases, such graduates may be required to complete only 3 – 4 courses to achieve Associate membership. These can be studied through a Graduate Certificate in Business.

Program focus

The Master of Professional Accounting is offered in order to cater for the strong demand of non-accounting degree holders to acquire professional accounting qualifications.

Program structure

  • Accounting
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Accounting Theory
  • Auditing Practice
  • Information Systems for Managers
  • Economics for Managers
  • Financial Management
  • Decision Support Tools
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporations Law
  • Taxation Law


A maximum of 6 courses of exemptions based on equivalent postgraduate study from a recognised university may be granted. A maximum of 4 courses of exemptions may be granted based on undergraduate study.

Exit Points

Provided all requirements are met, students will be able to exit with:

4 units - Postgraduate Certificate in Business

8 units - Graduate Diploma of Business

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus or Online
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2017
3 - 12 semesters
Part time
Full time
19,200 AUD
Start date Jan. 2017
Australia Toowoomba, Queensland
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Australia Springfield, Queensland
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Duration 3 - 12 semesters
Price 19,200 AUD
(campus), 15840 AUD (online, distance)