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Master of Professional Accounting / Master of Commerce
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus, off campus|
|Duration||2 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||054579K|
|Deakin course code||D706|
The Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Commerce aims to provide graduates from an accounting or non-accounting background with the opportunity to undertake graduate studies leading to two Masters degrees – the Master of Professional Accounting and the Master of Commerce.
By selecting the correct combination of units in one of our professionally accredited courses provides an opportunity to be eligible to apply for admission to the:
CA Program for the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA)
Associate membership for the CPA Program, CPA Australia
IPA Program for the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and
Exemptions may apply for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Students should consult with a Faculty course adviser to identify the units required by each professional body, and also consult with the professional body. Eligibility may depend on work place experience.
Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.
Please be aware:
The Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Commerce requires completion of 16 credit points comprising 7 credit points of core units and 9 credit points of elective units (selection of elective units must form a Master of Commerce specialisation; see below for details of the Master of Commerce specialisations offered under this course).
^ Offered to continuing students only
|MAA703||Accounting for Management (B, X) 1, 2, 4|
|MAA716||Financial Accounting (B, X) 1, 2|
|MAA725||Advanced Accounting Principles and Practice (B, X) 1, 2, 4|
|MPA701||Accounting (B, X) 1, 2|
|MPE781||Economics for Managers (B, X) 1, 2|
|MPT781||Economics for Managers (Tour) #|
|MPF753/MPT753||Finance (X) 1, 2 #|
|MPM701||Business Process Management (B, X) 1, 2, 4|
Select 9 credit points of units from:
|MAA705||Corporate Auditing (B, X) 2, 3, 4|
|MLC703||Principles of Income Tax Law (B, X) 2, 3, 4|
|MLC707||Commercial and Corporations Law (B, X) 1, 2|
Other postgraduate units may be taken subject to the approval of the Course Team Chair.
# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit.
1 Required by CPA Australia for Associate (foundation level) Membership.
2 Required by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia for entry to the CA Program.
3 For candidates who have completed an accredited degree in Australia, this unit may be taken as part of the CPA program. Other students must complete the unit before becoming an Associate Member of CPA Australia.
4 For candidates who would like to obtain exemptions to the ACCA program.
Students should carefully note the trimesters when units are offered to ensure that all required units can be completed in the appropriate time frame.
Students who wish to enter the CA, CPA programs or exemptions to the ACCA program are advised that it is their responsibility to ensure that they take the appropriate units required for entry.
Students who have completed prior undergraduate or graduate units in accounting or other core knowledge areas are advised to have their qualifications assessed by their preferred professional organisation to ensure they complete the correct units.