Postgraduate course

Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced)

Are you an international student wanting to study accounting in Australia? This is the course for you.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

M1274

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

2

Selection rank

CRICOS code

057228J
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Five-star rating

For Learner Engagement and Student Support for Accounting, Business and Management. 1

Strong job growth

For careers in accounting, advertising, finance, human resource management and management. 2

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In WA to offer SimLabTM, an immersive, virtual reality platform to prepare you for real-life HR experiences.

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Overview

From mining to music, accounting is vital to every organisation in every industry. It’s an essential part of an organisation’s decision-making, planning, and even performance evaluation.

In this two-year advanced Master program, you’ll learn about accounting processes and business finance. You’ll work on project teams with your peers to put accounting theory into practice with our industry partners, gaining real-world experience.

3 reasons to study a Master of Professional Accounting at Murdoch

  1. Get practical experience through projects where you’ll work with our academics, other students and industry partners. Our industry partners include government agencies, mining companies, accounting firms, IT service firms and real estate companies.
  2. Select electives in wider business units such as leadership, strategic management and applied business research to further enhance your employability.
  3. Our teaching staff have won teaching excellence awards, secured grant funding from CPA Australia, published journal articles and are actively involved in the industry.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • Accounting for managers
  • Business finance
  • Accounting processes
  • Corporate accounting
  • Taxation principles

Your future career

A postgraduate qualification can help you further your current career and move into a more senior role, or help you change career paths to pursue new opportunities.

Depending on your own situation and career aspirations, your career could include roles such as:

  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Accountant
  • Management or Cost Accountant
  • Taxation Accountant, Agent or Consultant
  • Auditor

Good financial management is needed across all industries. You could find yourself working in government, media, advertising, finance, and other areas of business or non-government organisations (NGOs).

If you want to work in professional accounting you could apply for membership of the professional Australian accounting bodies, including membership of CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

Note: We offer this Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) for international students. We also offer a Master of Professional Accounting for domestic students looking for a career change to accounting and all it has to offer.

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You can apply to start studying at the following times.
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Internal External
Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
Murdoch Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
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Entry requirements

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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