- Length 1.5 year full-time
- Minimum 72 Units
- Academic plan 7413XMPACC
- CRICOS code 050799G
- UAC code
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.
Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.
The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.
Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
1. Integrate advanced theoretical and technical accounting knowledge in a business context, including an understanding of developments in accounting and accounting research.
2. Exercise judgement under minimal supervision to analyse and provide possible solutions to emerging and advanced accounting problems in complex contexts.
3. Critically apply advanced theoretical and technical accounting knowledge and skills to evaluate complex accounting problems in professional and research contexts.
4. Justify and communicate accounting advice and ideas to both specialists and non-specialists.
Please note there are TWO recent important changes to CPA accreditation:
- Students commencing in Semester 2, 2017 are required to take BUSN7021 Taxation Law as one of the compulsory courses.
- Students who commenced the Master of Professional Accounting in 2016 are required to study INFS7004 Accounting Information Systems as one of ten compulsory courses. Continuing students who transferred into the Master of Professional Accounting in 2016 have permission to count the former compulsory course INFS7040 Electronic Commerce for Managers towards their degree instead of INFS7004. A student who makes use of this permission needs to confirm with CPA Australia or other relevant professional accounting bodies that they will accept INFS7040 as well for the purpose of exemption assessment.
Detailed information is available on CPA website here: https://www.cpaaustralia.com.au/academics/accreditation-guidelines-for-higher-education-programs/pro...
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0, with courses in at least one cognate area.
Or an ANU Graduate Certificate of Accounting with a minimum GPA of 4.5/7.0
Accounting, Business, Business information systems, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Actuarial studies, Mathematics, Management, Marketing, International Business
English Language Requirements
All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.
Assessment of Qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au
ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
For further information see the Scholarships website.
The Master of Professional Accounting requires the completion of 72 units, which must consist of:
72 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
BUSN7021 Taxation Law
BUSN7052 Commercial Law
BUSN7054 Auditing and Assurance Services
BUSN7057 Business Association Law
ECON8069 Business Economics
FINM7006 Applied Foundations of Finance
INFS7004 Accounting Information Systems
STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance
|Year 1 48 units||BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting 6 units||FINM7006 Applied Foundations of Finance 6 units||BUSN7052 Commercial Law 6 units||STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance 6 units|
|BUSN7031 Management Accounting and Cost Analysis 6 units||BUSN7057 Business Association Law 6 units||ECON8069 Business Economics 6 units||BUSN7050 Corporate Accounting 6 units|
|Year 2||BUSN7005 Contemporary Issues in Accounting 6 units||INFS7004 Accounting Information Systems 6 units||BUSN7021 Taxation Law 6 units||BUSN7054 Auditing and Assurance Services 6 units|
About this degree
are seeking a CPA or a CA associate membership are required to complete
the following (if they have not done any accounting courses in their previous
-BUSN7008, STAT7055, FINM7006, ECON8069, INFS7004, BUSN7050, BUSN7052, BUSN7005, BUSN7031, BUSN7057, BUSN7021 and BUSN7054.
It is possible to enrol in less than 24 units 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.You are encouraged to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester. You will be able to change your enrolment in courses up until Monday of week 2 of each semester without penalty.
Master of Professional AccountingTypical full-time study plan
Before applying for any exemptions towards the program, students (except the ANU students) should include an assessment of their qualification completed by either CPA Australia or the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. If you are eligible for exemptions, you will need to substitute the exempted courses with CBE electives. Please note students will not receive any credit unless they are a full CPA or a CA.If after reading through these guidelines you are unsure about your which courses to enrol in, you can seek academic advice during Orientation week and the first week of each semester, or contact your program convenor, Dr Rebecca Tan.
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