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|Award granted||Master of Professional Accounting|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$28,970 AUD|
|CRICOS course code||073435B|
IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|Deakin course code||M720|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Students who commenced this course prior to 2012 should discuss unit selections with their enrolment officer.
Deakin's Master of Professional Accounting aims to provide graduates from an accounting or non-accounting background with the opportunity to undertake studies leading toward associate membership of CPA Australia or entry into the Institute of Chartered Accountants to undertake the CA program.
As part of the course you will study areas such as corporate and management accounting, commercial law, corporate auditing, corporations law, accounting theory, information systems for business, economics and finance.
Graduating with a Master of Professional Accounting from Deakin will open the door to many employment opportunities and a huge variety of business careers. Recently the accounting profession has seen a fundamental shift from a role that was seen as providing financial information and number crunching towards a wide-ranging advisory role. Today's accountants are now seen as providers of business management information.
Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Accounting or the Graduate Diploma of Accounting allows articulation into the Master of Professional Accounting.
Graduates of this course would typically seek employment in areas of accounting such as financial accounting, auditing, taxation, management accounting, public sector accounting, forensic accounting or commercial law. However accountants can choose to work in a range of different environments depending on their own skills and preferences. They can choose to work in large firms, small public practices, industry, government, law firms, management consultancies, banking and financial services, not-for-profit organisations (NPOs) or educational organisations. Many also set up their own businesses.
Given the fundamental shift of accountants towards a wide-ranging advisory role, career opportunities are also becoming available in other vocations including working as financial planners, investment advisers, market analysts, tax consultants, advisers in mergers and acquisitions, in corporate recovery and insolvency, treasury banking, e-commerce or information technology.
The Master of Professional Accounting requires completion of 12 credit points comprising 8 credit points of core units and 4 credit points of elective units.
|MAA703||Accounting for Management 1, 2, 4|
|MAA716||Financial Accounting 1, 2|
|MAA725||Advanced Accounting Principles and Practice 1, 2|
|MAA753||Professional Research and Analysis for Accountants|
|MAA763||Governance and Fraud|
|MLC707||Commercial and Corporations Law 1, 2|
|MPA701||Accounting 1, 2|
|MPT753/MPF753||Finance 1, 2, 4 #|
Select 4 credit points of units from:
|MAA705||Corporate Auditing 2, 3, 4|
|MAA744||Strategic Management Accounting|
|MLC703||Principles of Income Tax Law 2, 3|
|MPM701||Business Process Management 1, 2|
|MPT781/MPE781||Economics for Managers 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.
Completion of a tertiary program equivalent to not less than 3 years of full-time study at a university or other approved educational institution. Completion of the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting will also allow articulation into the Master of Professional Accounting.
Alternate admission is available via the Postgraduate Qualifying Programs (PQP):
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.