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Master of Professional Accounting

Course Name: Master of Professional Accounting

Provider: Swinburne Online

Level: Masters Degree

Delivery Method: Online

Course Overview

Take the next step in your business career by becoming a qualified accountant. Professionally accredited by CPA Australia and taught by practicing accountants, the Master of Professional Accounting from Swinburne gives you the skills you need to work in broad range of financial roles, from tax consultant to CFO. You'll learn to evaluate, analyse and communicate the financial position of an organisation, and make critical business decisions as part of a strategic team.

You will graduate as a qualified accountant, and you’ll be eligible to apply for membership of CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). 

The Master of Professional Accounting is an internationally recognised qualification from a university ranked among the top 3% in the world. Taught by industry professionals, the course has been designed specifically to meet the requirements of Australia’s professional accounting bodies. You will graduate with an industry standard qualification, which will open doors to business opportunities both in Australia and overseas. 

Career Opportunities

Accounts Officer

Analyse the financial activities and maintain the growth targets of a business.

Tax Accountant

Prepare financial statements and income tax returns for clients.

Financial Accountant

Manage the production of statutory accounts, balance sheet reconciliation and budget control.

Company Accountant

Provide financial, compliance and strategic support to a business. 

What You Will Learn

Accounting Cycle

Analyse business activities with a thorough understanding of the accounting cycle and its systems


Evaluate business performance in a range of diverse environments


Analyse real financial data to make important investment decisions and find solutions

Corporate Accounting

Implement rules and define strategies in a corporate accounting environment


Make important decisions that contribute to the planning and management of a company


Apply taxation concepts to real business situations

Course Units

  • ACC60005 - Accounting Principles
  • ACC60006 - Accounting Information Systems
  • ACC80003 - Company Auditing
  • ACC80005 - Financial Accounting Theory
  • ACC80006 - Financial Reporting
  • ACC80008 - Managerial Accounting
  • ECO80001 - Economics
  • FIN60003 - Business Modelling and Analysis
  • FIN80005 - Corporate Financial Management
  • LAW60003 - Corporations and Contract Law
  • ACC80012 - Taxation Principles and Planning
  • ACC80011 - Strategic Cost Management

Entry Criteria

You must have completed an undergraduate business qualification (non-accounting major)

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