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LocationSydney CBD
Duration2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.2 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesTrimester 1 (25 Jan 2021), Trimester 2 (10 May 2021), Trimester 3 (23 Aug 2021), Trimester 1 (25 Jan 2021), Trimester 2 (10 May 2021), Trimester 3 (23 Aug 2021),
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CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 065471J
Program Code12403

Study Advanced 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 which accounting can provide.

A Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) with a specialisation in International Business, equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to succeed in accounting across the globe.

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 - you can choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your professional and personal needs.
  • Research-led academics - our lecturers are professionally qualified accountants with industry experience.
  • Extended visa opportunity - our international students studying a Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) you will have the opportunity to receive an extended visa in Australia.
  • Industry Accreditation - our Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) 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).
  • AACSB Accreditation - the Newcastle Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), earned by fewer than five percent of the world's business programs.
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What you will study

The Masters of Professional Accounting (Advanced) 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.

Specialise in International Business - due to the increasing integration and interdependence of the global economy, an understanding of the principles of International Business such as cross-cultural management and global business management will complement studies in Professional Accounting, allowing graduates to position themselves for senior management roles in global firms. You will study:

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

Achieving the requirements of the Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) means you meet the eligibility requirement for entry into CPA AustraliaCA Australia and New Zealand and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

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Career

Career opportunities

The Masters of Professional Accounting (Advanced) is the gateway to membership with CPA AustraliaCA Australia and New Zealand and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), three 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 careers such as:

  • Forensic Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Ratings Analyst
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Financial Advisor

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.

How to apply

Applying for Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced)

I am a prospective
student, looking to study at
Sydney CBD

Before you get started

To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, you should complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review the program fees and costs.
  3. Check whether your postgraduate program has a Semester or a Trimester closing date. Please view the application closing date.
  4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.

You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.

Postgraduate application process

Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

Entry into the Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) will be available for applicants who have:

  • Bachelor Degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, in any field of study; or
  • At least 7 years' relevant organisational experience, including 2 years in a management position; or
  • Successful completion of 75% (30 units) of one of the following UoN programs:
    • Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
    • Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance
    • Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
    • Graduate Certificate in Marketing
    • Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

Students seeking Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) must apply to the Program Convenor. RPL applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

You can look at Uni prep for options to brush up on knowledge before you start.

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Applications to study are now open. Submit your application now.

Important: If you are applying for recognition of prior learning for this program, you will need to provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

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Applications to study are now open. Submit your application now.

Important: If you are applying for recognition of prior learning for this program, you will need to provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

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.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.