The University of Newcastle, Australia
Location

Sydney CBD

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 5 years maximum.

Location

Sydney CBD

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
Duration

1.5 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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UON program code: 11702
CRICOS code: 059999E

Study Professional Accounting

A career in accounting provides challenging, rewarding and versatile opportunities in the current business environment. Increasingly, businesses are looking for people with superior analytical skills that accounting can provide.

A Master of Professional Accounting is a qualification that equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to succeed in accounting and aid career progression to senior management level.

Our Master of Professional Accounting is designed to provide accreditation with the major professional bodies in accounting, including CPA Australia, CA Australia and New Zealand and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Why study with us?

  • Study in Sydney - Our state-of-the-art facilities in the heart of the Sydney CBD provide the optimum environment for you to excel in your studies.
  • Flexible study options - At UON, you can choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your professional and personal needs.
  • Combine your degree with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and you can graduate with two degrees in less time than it would take to complete them separately.
  • AACSB Accreditation - The University of Newcastle's Business School (NBS) has received AACSB Accreditation, earned by fewer than 5% of the world's business programs.

What you will study

The Masters of Professional Accounting is designed for students who have qualifications in an area other than accounting. You will gain knowledge of accounting concepts that are transferrable to organisations of all sizes, whether they are in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors.

You will study topics in:

  • management accounting
  • financial accounting
  • taxation
  • auditing
  • finance
  • law
  • economics
  • business decision making (statistics)

Achieving the requirements of the Master of Professional Accounting means you meet the eligibility requirement for entry into CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Combined options

The combined Masters program in Professional Accounting and Business Administration (MBA) will set you apart in the increasingly competitive global labour market. The qualification will equip you with the technical expertise to work in the rigorous world of accounting as well as an extended understanding in the whole of business practice, providing the knowledge required to excel in senior management.

View the program handbook


Career opportunities

The Masters of Professional Accounting (Advanced) is the gateway to membership with CPA and CAANZ, two internationally recognised professional qualifications. A thorough understanding of accounting principles and membership of internationally recognised professional accounting bodies make for a versatile and highly employable graduate.

Knowledge, skills and confidence in accounting are important attributes of senior managers. Accounting skills are transferrable across all industries and are required for sound financial decision making. The insights you will gain as a graduate of the Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to seek employment in fields, globally in areas such as:

  • financial accounting
  • management accounting
  • taxation
  • auditing
  • superannuation
  • investment
  • financial advising
  • banking
  • Stockbroking

The theory and accounting principles you have acquired through the Master of Professional Accounting will equip you for diverse real-world business situations. This knowledge will increase your value and see you fast-track to leadership and career advancement.

Assocation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

The Newcastle Business School is accredited with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), earned by fewer than 5% of the world's business programs. AACSB is the premier, and longest-standing, international accrediting body for business programs and is the international benchmark for excellence in business education.