Masters in Accounting in Australia

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Accounting

A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

Accounting is often referred to as the “language of business.” It is a process which measures a business or organization’s financial and economic activity. There are various organizations within the field of accounting that assist with this process. Some of these groups may include standard-setters, professional bodies, and accounting firms.

Australia education is mainly the responsibility of the government. The government fully funds the public university education while it partially funds the private university education. Australia being an English-spoken country, most of students from countries whose english is the first language often loves studying in this country

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Master of Professional Practicing Accounting

Melbourne Polytechnic
Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 Australia Melbourne

Advance your accounting skills and business acumen into research, further learning or professional practice, with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Master of Professional and Practising Accounting (MPPA). [+]

Best Masters in Accounting in Australia 2017. Advance your accounting skills and business acumen into research, further learning or professional practice, with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Master of Professional and Practising Accounting (MPPA). Designed for progressive, hardworking, business-minded graduates and for those wanting to excel in the professional accounting field, the MPPA offers a plethora of employment opportunities, from working as an academic to a CFO, in any corner of the globe! Keep up, move on and get ahead The global business world is evolving at an ever increasing rate. Companies want professionals who are able to identify trends and propose corporate adaptations that ensure financial and operational viability. Opportunities to undertake Master level studies in Professional and Practising Accounting with a broad grasp of corporate, national and global business environments are rare. We offer the MPPA as an effective route to generate professional accounting capabilities for managers. You’ll develop the multidisciplinary skills necessary to make significant contributions to: corporate planning data informatio and knowledge management leadership of management teams development of corporate policy Contributions to corporate planning are especially relevant to the acquisition and exploitation of new capabilities and their longer term impact. You’ll be able to demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills with: creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning a high level of personal autonomy and accountability effective execution of substantial research-based projects and professional scholarship Exit Points You’re able to exit the course after one year with a Graduate Diploma of Professional and Practising Accounting, then choose to complete their Master later. Employment outcomes Enjoy a range of career possibilities, including: professional accountant management accountant consultant academic financial accountant CFO – Chief Financial Officer senior accountant Assessment The Master of Professional and Practising Accounting consists of four focal studies: core skills essential to higher management research, legal and accounting capabilities appropriate to strategic business units and corporations capital markets, finance, taxation and audit global business context, strategic management accounting, advanced corporate reporting, and ethics and governance [-]

Master of Accounting (Professional)

Macquarie University
Campus Full time 1,5 year January 2017 Australia North Ryde

Looking to change your career and be part of a growing profession? Macquarie University has Australia’s largest postgraduate accounting program... [+]

Master of Accounting (Professional)

Looking to change your career and be part of a growing profession? Macquarie University has Australia’s largest postgraduate accounting program and provides a pathway for university graduates in any discipline to acquire qualifications that are fully recognised by CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA).

Key features

Enables you to qualify for membership with an Australian professional accounting association Ensures you are taught by accounting academics and practitioners who are experts in their field: a number of our teaching staff also act as consultants to the ICAA and CPA Australia Offers a flexible class time for students who work full-time This degree can be combined with the Master of Commerce to give you a two year course to explore other areas of interest and qualify with an accredited accounting degree CRICOS registration is being sought for the Master of Accounting (Professional) with Master of Commerce. This program will be available for international students once CRICOS-registered ... [-]

Master of Professional Accounting

Swinburne Online
Online Full time Part time 18 months March 2017 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

Take the next step in your business career by becoming a qualified accountant. Professionally accredited by CPA Australia and taught by practicing accountants, the Master of Professional Accounting from Swinburne gives you the skills you need to work in broad range of financial roles, from tax consultant to CFO. [+]

Best Masters in Accounting in Australia 2017. Become a qualified accountant Take the next step in your business career by becoming a qualified accountant. Professionally accredited by CPA Australia and taught by practicing accountants, the Master of Professional Accounting from Swinburne gives you the skills you need to work in broad range of financial roles, from tax consultant to CFO. You'll learn to evaluate, analyse and communicate the financial position of an organisation, and make critical business decisions as part of a strategic team. You will graduate as a qualified accountant, and you’ll be eligible to apply for membership of CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). Career opportunities Accounts Officer Analyse the financial activities and maintain the growth targets of a business. Tax Accountant Prepare financial statements and income tax returns for clients. Financial Accountant Manage the production of statutory accounts, balance sheet reconciliation and budget control. Company Accountant Provide financial, compliance and strategic support to a business. Learning at Swinburne Online Designed by accountants, for accountants The Master of Professional Accounting is an internationally recognised qualification from a university ranked among the top 3% in the world. Taught by industry professionals, the course has been designed specifically to meet the requirements of Australia’s professional accounting bodies. You will graduate with an industry standard qualification, which will open doors to business opportunities both in Australia and overseas. A community of professionals At Swinburne Online, you will form part of an online community of switched-on business students. You’ll learn from practicing accounting professionals, gain insights into areas of business you may not be familiar with, and form a valuable industry network. The connections you make could lead to your next career, or business venture. A unique learning experience You shouldn’t have to put your life on hold to study, so we have created a degree that can fit around it. Working to your own schedule, you’ll learn from industry professionals in a purpose-built online environment. Here you will work on real accounts, and develop practical skills and techniques you can apply in a range of industries. Entry criteria Have completed an undergraduate business qualification (non-accounting major) AND Completed a statement of purpose [-]

Master of Professional Accounting

University of Newcastle
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia Sydney

The Master of Professional Accounting combines an introduction to business with an emphasis on accounting principles. As a graduate, you will not only understand accounting systems and processes. [+]

The Master of Professional Accounting combines an introduction to business with an emphasis on accounting principles. As a graduate, you will not only understand accounting systems and processes, you will also gain valuable leadership and relationship management skills required to practise and manage within this industry.

What will I study?

The program will encompass studies in:

financial and management accounting business finance taxation business law corporation law economics business decision making accounting information systems auditing.

Is professional accounting for you?

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 knowledge of accounting concepts and procedures. If you are wishing to retrain, to take advantage of the traditionally strong demand for professionals in accounting and finance industries, then this program is for you.... [-]


Master of Professional Accounting

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 - 12 semesters January 2017 Australia Toowoomba + 1 more

Apply Now! We are now accepting applications. 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. [+]

Apply Now! We are now accepting applications.

Master of Professional AccountingCRICOS code: 066849EUnits to complete: 12Duration: on campus 1.5 years full-time, online or distance 6 years part-timeStart dates: on campus March, July, online/distance March, July, NovemberCampus: Toowoomba, Springfield

Entry requirements• English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent• 3-year bachelor degree or equivalent in a non-accounting field

Professional AccreditationThe 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.... [-]


Master of Accounting (Professional)

Bond University
Campus Full time 92 weeks January 2017 Australia Robina

The Master of Accounting (Professional) program gives students with undergraduate credentials in other fields an opportunity to gain a professional accounting qualification. [+]

The professional program follows the same structure as the Master of Accounting program with an additional 20-week Work Integrated Learning component. Work Integrated Learning is a 45 credit point subject designed to promote and support learning, personal development and professional practice. The subject focuses on developing self-analysis and reflective learning skills, and applying theoretical solutions for practical workplace problems. [-]

Master of Professional Accounting

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 3 years

The Master of Professional Accounting is designed to provide graduates with little or no accounting exposure with the necessary skills and knowledge required for a career in professional accounting. The course satisfies the academic requirements for entry to the professional programs of CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). [+]

This course provides the ideal academic foundation to pursue a career in accounting, with the subjects providing the necessary knowledge, understanding and expertise necessary for employment in the accounting profession. Further, the professional recognition of the course by CPA Australia and ICAA provides students with internationally recognised qualifications that enhance both their employment and promotion opportunities.

The course aims to provide local and international graduates with the requisite knowledge in accounting and the role accounting plays in providing information to support business activities. In addition to providing a professionally recognised qualification, the course comprises a mix of accounting, finance, legal and economics subjects which collectively provide a range of essential business skills and knowledge that are necessary for employment in today's dynamic business environment.... [-]


Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced)

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Campus Full time Part time May 2017 Australia Sydney

The Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) offered through the University of Newcastle is for people with an educational background other than accounting, and seeking an entry into the professional accounting bodies’ membership program. The skills gained from this program are not only prerequisites for a career in accounting but highly transferable in the banking and finance industry globally. [+]

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 which accounting can provide. A Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) is a qualification which equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to succeed in accounting as well as a specialisation in International Business or Applied Finance. The Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) offered through the University of Newcastle is for people with an educational background other than accounting, and seeking an entry into the professional accounting bodies’ membership program. The skills gained from this program are not only prerequisites for a career in accounting but highly transferable in the banking and finance industry globally. Due to the increasing integration and interdependence of the global economy, an understanding of the principles of International Business such as cross-cultural management and global business management will complement studies in Professional Accounting, allowing the graduates to position themselves for senior management roles in global firms. Is it for you? Are you seeking to advance your career in accounting? The Masters of Professional Accounting (Advanced) is designed for students who have qualifications in an area other than accounting, who wish to qualify for admittance to the professional accounting bodies and are looking at gaining a career edge by completing a specialisation in International Business or Applied Finance. The degree will equip you with knowledge of accounting concepts and theory and provide a pathway for a career in accounting, as well as a fundamental understanding of International Business or Applied Finance principles. Achieving the requirement of the Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) means you meet the eligibility requirement for entry into CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia. The program focuses on developing fundamental skills in the principles of accounting, whilst also developing knowledge in management accounting, taxation, auditing, finance and law. A specialisation in International Business or Applied Finance will equip graduates with business skills in a global context. This postgraduate qualification is the key to a successful career in accounting and it also provides admission into CPA and ICAA. Career Pathways The Masters of Professional Accounting (Advanced) is the gateway to membership with CPA and ICAA, two internationally recognised professional qualifications. A thorough understanding of accounting principles and membership of internationally recognised professional accounting bodies make for a versatile and highly employable graduate. Knowledge, skills and confidence in accounting are important attributes of senior managers. Accounting skills are transferrable across all industries and are required for sound financial decision making. The insights you will gain as a graduate of the Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to seek employment in fields, globally in areas such as: financial accounting management accounting taxation auditing superannuation investment financial advising banking stockbroking The theory and accounting principles you have acquired through the Master of Professional Accounting will equip you for diverse real-world business situations. This knowledge will increase your value and see you fast-track to leadership and career advancement. The program’s content focuses on accounting skills in a global context and these skills are transferrable to organisations of all sizes whether they are in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors,domestic or international, and arming you with high-level accounting skills and "know-how" to successfully manage business matters. Admission Requirements There are two pathways into the Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced). Direct entry into the Masters Program (160 units) will be available for applicants who have: 3 year Bachelors Degree in the discipline; or 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or At least 7 years business experience, including 2 years in a management position. Students entering via this pathway are able to complete 4 courses per trimester, and are able to complete courses in any sequence they wish, that is consistent with course prerequisites. Applicants with an Honours degree in the cognate area or equivalent relevant qualifications at level 8 or above will be given appropriate recognition of prior learning. The alternate pathway is through the Graduate Certificate (40 units) which will be available for applicants who have: 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline; or 3 year Diploma in the discipline; or 3 year Diploma not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or 2 year Diploma in the discipline + 2 years relevant business experience; or 2 year Diploma not in the discipline + 3 years relevant business experience; or At least 5 years business experience. Students entering via this pathway will be required to: Complete the Graduate Certificate over a minimum of two trimesters (typically 20 units per trimester); and Successfully complete a Business Academic Skills Program (BASP) which will be of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate. Only after the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate and the academic skills program will students be eligible to formally enrol in the Masters Program. Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

Master of Professional Accounting

La Trobe University
Campus Full time 2 years March 2017 Australia Melbourne

The two-year Master of Professional Accounting is suitable if you have an undergraduate degree without an accounting major. This degree helps you develop your understanding of accounting, economics, management and related areas. [+]

Best Masters in Accounting in Australia 2017. The two-year Master of Professional Accounting is suitable if you have an undergraduate degree without an accounting major. This degree helps you develop your understanding of accounting, economics, management and related areas. It is a suitable course for people interested in changing their career paths or broadening the options in their existing field in, for example, engineering, medicine, science or the arts. We are partnered with CPA, ICAA and the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative and is a signatory to the United Nations' Principles of Responsible Management Education. These partnerships, education and research commitments ensure we offer a highly regarded, global perspective on business and finance. Opportunities to study overseas include student exchange programs with our partner universities in over 30 countries, including the University of Innsbruck, Copenhagen Business School, the Berlin School of Economics or France's BEM Management School. You'll be eligible for membership to professional bodies like CPA Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA), Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), and London's Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Completion of the Master program includes entry to the Professional Year of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. This 12-month program offers extended practical skills and training, with networking opportunities and includes an internship. The professional year can be done overseas. English Language Requirements IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0. TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English). TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22. La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website. English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0. Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59. Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher. Or approved international equivalent. Academic entry requirements The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent). Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors to determine whether an applicant has demonstrated the capacity to work at a Master's level, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or employment experience. (Optional) The Bachelor degree (or equivalent) must be deemed cognate to gain entry to a 1.5 year Master degree, otherwise, the applicant will be considered for a 2 year Master degree program. Additional information If you can demonstrate prior learning in business, either in the form of an undergraduate degree in a business-related field or with at least five years relevant business experience, you'll be eligible to apply for Advanced Standing for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. In making you an offer of Advanced Standing, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including your academic record and employment experience. Professional recognition The degree satisfies the academic requirements for associate membership of CPA Australia (the professional body for Certified Practising Accountants in Australia) and admission to the Chartered Accountants Program of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. The course is also recognised by the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), based in London. [-]

Master of Professional Accounting

The University of Notre Dame Australia
Campus Full time Part time 2 years January 2017 Australia Fremantle + 1 more

The Master of Professional Accounting is designed for graduate undertaking a degree in a discipline other than accounting who wishes to undertake specialist studies to pursue a career in accounting. [+]

Master of Professional Accounting

The Master of Professional Accounting is designed for graduate undertaking a degree in a discipline other than accounting who wishes to undertake specialist studies to pursue a career in accounting. Graduates will gain the necessary qualifications to enter this dynamic and highly respected profession which is in great demand by industry and business, both in Australia and globally. The Master of Professional Accounting is a first step towards a passport to work anywhere in the world.

This is a fast track program to tertiary Accounting qualification. The program is endorsed by the National Institute of Accountants (NIA) and is accredited by both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICCA) and CPA Australia (CPAA). Successful completion of the Master of Accounting enables graduates to gain entry to either ICAA or the CPAA professional program.... [-]


Master of Professional Accounting

James Cook University
Campus Full time Part time 2 years July 2017 Australia Townsville + 1 more

The Master of Professional Accounting delivers accredited courses to graduate students in key areas of accounting and finance. Become a qualified accountant and enjoy the benefits of a stable, financially rewarding career that is always in demand. [+]

Master of Professional Accounting

Become a qualified accountant and enjoy the benefits of an interesting, financially rewarding career that is always in demand. Accounting is a vital business role, critical to efficient economic function around the world.

The Master of Professional Accounting delivers accredited courses to graduate students in key areas of accounting and finance. On completing the MPA, graduates are eligible to apply for associate membership of CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Students undertake subjects spanning the full spectrum of business skills including accounting, economics, business law, taxation, statistics, human relations, finance, marketing leadership and strategy, to ensure they have all the skills and knowledge necessary to fulfil the complex role of an accountant.... [-]


Master of Professional Accounting

Holmes Institute
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia Melbourne

This masters degree has been custom designed with inputs by the faculty and professionals in the field. This combination of academic and professional knowledge has resulted in a contemporary course [+]

Master of Professional Accounting

Holmes Institute is proud to welcome students to the Holmes Master of Professional Accounting (MPA).

This masters degree has been custom designed with inputs by the faculty and professionals in the field. This combination of academic and professional knowledge has resulted in a contemporary course relevant to today's international business environment.

By combining the core professional accounting subjects with a strong foundation in general business, the course seeks to ensure students graduate with the broad range of skills and competencies required for a successful career in accounting and business. Graduates will not only be professionally competent in the theoretical and technical aspects of accounting, but will also have the well developed analytical and communication skills necessary to equip them for leadership positions in their professional and business lives.... [-]


Master of Professional Accounting (Accelerated)

RMIT University
Campus Full time 1,5 year January 2017 Australia Melbourne

A professionally accredited accounting program aimed at graduates of non-accounting disciplines who want to broaden their career prospects... [+]

Master of Professional Accounting (Accelerated)

A professionally accredited accounting program aimed at graduates of non-accounting disciplines who want to broaden their career prospects.In order to meet accreditation requirements, you’ll need to complete compulsory curriculum areas designated by CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.Our program offers studies in the core areas of accounting and business and social, environmental, cultural and ethical issues that affect contemporary business environments.

Learning and teaching

RMIT’s new Swanston Academic Building, offers interactive lecture and tutorial spaces, lectorial theatres, small-group rooms and other innovative spaces.RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.You will have access to the Learning Hub and other online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.... [-]


Master of Accounting (Professional Practice)

Charles Darwin University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years January 2017 Australia Northern Territory + 1 more

Graduates of degree courses other than accounting may later wish to enhance their management skills or become professional accountants by undertaking a conversion course such as this MACPP. A conversion [+]

Master of Accounting (Professional Practice)

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CDU Melbourne CDU Sydney Casuarina Campus External Studies

Graduates of degree courses other than accounting may later wish to enhance their management skills or become professional accountants by undertaking a conversion course such as this MACPP. A conversion course enables graduates with non-accounting or partial accounting backgrounds to meet the academic requirements for membership of CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the UK. The course focuses on contemporary knowledge and skills required for practise as a public or chartered accountant; effective management; accountability and control; and effective decision-making for financial success.... [-]


Master of Professional Accounting

University of Western Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 36 months January 2017 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Master of Professional Accounting is an accredited graduate conversion course. It provides opportunities for applicants holding a degree (recognised as equivalent to an Australian three year undergraduate degree) in any discipline, other than an accredited ... [+]

Master of Professional AccountingThe Master of Professional Accounting is an accredited graduate conversion course. It provides opportunities for applicants holding a degree (recognised as equivalent to an Australian three year undergraduate degree) in any discipline, other than an accredited accounting major, to complete the pre-entry educational requirements for CPA Australia (opens in new window)Opens in a new window, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) (opens in new window)Opens in a new window and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) (opens in new window)Opens in a new window.

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