The Master of Professional Accounting will provide you with training in the technical aspects of the preparation of accounting data; develop your skills in the application of accounting information to solving problems and making decisions; and develop your knowledge and skills in related professional disciplines such as finance, taxation, auditing, and management.

This course provides an opportunity for graduates to obtain a qualification that is recognized by professional accounting bodies and the wider business community.

Accounting at UWA

UWA is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world for Accounting (QS 2014)
UWA’s Master of Professional Accounting is accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, CPA Australia, and the Institute of Public Accountants
UWA’s Emeritus Professor Philip Brown has a scholarship named in his honor by the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand

UWA Business School

The UWA Business School is one of the premier business schools in the Asia-Pacific region. The School inspires and propels talented students from around the world to become the respected and innovative academic, community and business leaders of tomorrow.

We are one of only eight institutions in Australia to hold international accreditation from both EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System and AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This ensures our degrees are recognized by employers worldwide, and guarantees the quality of our teaching, research and other operational areas.

Our major corporate partners include ATCO Australia, BHP Billiton, EY, Macquarie Capital, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Wesfarmers, and Woodside. These industry links enable us to provide a richer education for our students, and ensure our programs are relevant and valuable to the industry.

Course structure details

Students who have not completed the Bachelor of Commerce, or equivalent as recognized by the Faculty, must complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points from this group, as advised by the Faculty:
  • ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting (6)
  • ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy (6)
  • MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making (6)
  • MGMT5610 Applied Professional Business Communications (6)
Take all units (54 points):
  • ACCT5501 Contemporary Issues in Accounting (6)
  • ACCT5511 Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting (6)
  • ACCT5522 Principles of Auditing (6)
  • ACCT5531 Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice (6)
  • ACCT5633 Accounting for Planning and Control (6)
  • ACCT5637 Principles of Taxation (6)
  • FINA5432 Introduction to Finance (6)
  • LAWS5508 Commercial and Company Law (6)
  • MGMT5506 Ethics and Sustainability Management (6)
Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points:
  • ACCT4440 Management Accounting: Issues and Perspectives (6)
  • ACCT5521 Advanced Corporate Financial Accounting (6)
  • BUSN5505 Professional Development Practicum (6)
  • FINA5523 Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation (6)

Course Accreditation

This course satisfies the accreditation requirements of the following professional accounting associations: the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants (CPA Australia), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Graduates are eligible to enter the membership programs of these organisations.

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Last updated September 12, 2018
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Jan 2020
18 - 24 months
65,400 AUD
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