Master of Professional Accounting (Professional Practice)
Charles Sturt University
Port Macquarie, Australia
Distance Learning, On-Campus
2 - 3 years
Full time, Part time
AUD 32,000 / per year *
Earliest start date
* 20% tuition fee scholarship available
The Master of Professional Accounting (Professional Practice) from Charles Sturt University equips you with the knowledge and skills to successfully work in the accounting profession and provides you with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and build industry connections.
This accounting course – designed specifically for international students – is ideal if you hold an undergraduate degree in a non-accounting field and want to move your career or add accounting expertise to your current role.
Learn at the cutting edge
This accounting course takes a holistic approach to the accounting profession. As well as technical theory and knowledge, you will also learn about the law and ethics in accounting, how data analytics can benefit the practice of accounting and the various technologies that are used in the profession.
Benefit from workplace experience
Throughout the course, subjects and assessment tasks are integrated with real-world industry examples. You will also undertake a professional placement – working alongside industry experts, building your network, and gaining practical skills and experience that will set you up for success as soon as your graduate.
Gain employability skills
Along with the accounting skills and knowledge you need to advance your career, this course also gives you the employability skills that make you a well-rounded accountant. These include critical thinking, analytical, personal, interpersonal and communication skills.
CRICOS code: 107935H
Scholarships and Funding
We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at Charles Sturt University. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience.
For each 8-point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.
If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of the approved course design.
- Accounting Standards, Application and Disclosures
- Global Perspectives of Accounting
- Risk-Based Auditing
- Interpreting and Communicating Accounting
- Data Analysis for Financial Decision-making
- Contemporary Cost Accounting for Management Decision-making
- Ethics, Governance and Developments in Accounting Thought
- Professional Skills for Contemporary Accountants
- Economics for Business
- Corporate Finance
- Business and Corporations Law
- Taxation Principles and Application
Work Integrated Learning and Placement Subjects
- Australian Business and its Role in the Global Economy
- Contemporary Employability Skills and Reflective Practice
- Industry Placement (16 points)
As a Charles Sturt University student, throughout your course, you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.
To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 128 points.
Complete your master’s in accounting, and you can explore many different career possibilities. Provide auditing, advisory, taxation, management accounting or financial reporting services to clients. Put your budgeting, management accounting, auditing, reporting and analytical skills to work in a business, not-for-profit organisation or government department – of any size.