• Length 2 years full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
Admission requirements
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  • Mode of delivery
    • Internal

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The Master of Professional Accounting allows graduates to develop skills in accounting and the ability to analyse accounting-related issues.  The program allows students with prior studies in cognate disciplines to specialise in accounting and meet the education entry requirements for the Australian accounting professional bodies.

The program is taught by research active academic staff. Students are exposed to professional and scholarly accounting development and research. With continuing high global demand for qualified accountants, graduates of the program have a wide range of career opportunities in accounting firms, government departments, banking and finance organisations, corporations and other related accounting fields.

Single degree

Master of Professional Accounting requires the completion of 72 units, which must consist of:

60 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

BUSN7005 Contemporary Issues in Accounting

BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting

BUSN7031 Management Accounting and Cost Analysis

BUSN7050 Corporate Accounting

BUSN7052 Commercial Law

BUSN7057 Business Association Law

ECON8069 Business Economics

FINM7006 Foundations of Finance

INFS7004 Accounting Information Systems

STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance


12 units from completion of postgraduate courses from the following subject areas:

ACST Actuarial Studies

BUSI Business

BUSN Business

ECHI Economic History

ECON Economics

EMET Econometrics

FINM Financial Management

INFS Information Systems

MGMT Management

MKTG Marketing

MMIB Management, Marketing & International Business

STAT Statistics

Enrolment Status

It is possible to enrol in fewer courses per semester but it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be enrolled full-time in 24 units each semester.

Remember you will need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester.  You will be able to change your enrolment in courses up until the end of week 2 of each semester without penalty.

Study Option Commencing in Semester 1
Study Option Commencing in Semester 2

Study Options

Master of Project Management

Study Options

Year 1 48 units MGMT7001 Business Communication 6 units BUSN7024 Project Management Principles 6 units MGMT7170 Tools and Techniques for Business Project Management 6 units MKTG7001 Marketing 6 units
MGMT7030 Foundations of Management 6 units BUSI7033 International Strategic Management 6 units MGMT7169 A Management Framework For Business Projects 6 units MGMT7165 Innovation and Commercialisation 6 units

Academic Advice

If you are applying for any credit or exemption towards the program, students (except the ANU students) are required to provide course outlines for the courses they completed in their previous studies. Please note that courses that were completed more than 7 years ago will not be considered for credit.  

If after reading through these guidelines you are unsure about your which courses to enrol in, you can come to an academic advice session at Melville Hall during Orientation week or a CBE drop in session, or contact your program convenor, Dr Ofer Zwikael via email.

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact info.cbe@anu.edu.au

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