Undergraduate major

Professional Accounting

Robust accounting and financial practices underpin all successful business. Use your love for numbers to solve problems, negotiate and make viable business decisions.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

MJ-PACC

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Selection rank

70

CRICOS code

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Overview

Accounting, it’s a part of everyday life and is essential in every industry – from your favourite products and platforms to your favourite sports teams and causes. This course will give you the advanced accounting, creative, interpersonal and analytical skills needed need to shape business interactions in a creative, well-informed and ethical way.

You’ll learn to identify business opportunities, analyse problems and put solutions in place. You’ll explore accounting principles relevant to issues affecting organisations and learn how to make strategic decisions to support organisation success.

You’ll also learn to interpret accounting standards, auditing standards and Australian taxation acts, as you gain new skills in financial statement analysis, forecasting and budgeting, negotiation, ethical decision-making and problem-solving.

3 reasons to study Professional Accounting at Murdoch 

  1. This unique course allows you to complete an accelerated undergraduate degree in just two years. With a focus on flexibility, you can study at your own pace and graduate faster.
  2. Immerse yourself in one subject each month. Block learning will see you build confidence in a close-knit learning environment, with small class sizes and plenty of time to interact with your lecturer.
  3. Co-designed and co-delivered with industry experts, you will experience learning in different formats including internships and business case studies, so you can apply these skills in the workplace straight away.

What you'll learn

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

  • The power of data for accountants of the future
  • From data to insights – navigating opportunities and risks within a regulatory framework
  • Accounting as a service and not a cost centre
  • Processing and reporting of alternative currencies

Your career 

When you graduate you could find yourself working as a professionally qualified accountant in a range of industries, in established and emerging businesses, in consultancies and in the not-for-profit sector. Careers could include:

  • Accountant
  • Account Manager
  • Assistant Accountant

What’s changing in 2022

To enable accelerated delivery, our teaching year is split into three trimesters so you can complete more units in one year. There will be three entry points in 2022 when you can start studying, with trimester one starting in January.

Because of the close-knit environment that block learning offers, this course will be offered internally (on-campus) only.

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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 tests, university preparation courses, English language courses, previous 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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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

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.

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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.

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