Master of Professional Accounting
The Melbourne campus offers a pathway into degrees for international pathway students only. For the equivalent version for both domestic and international students at the Adelaide, North Terrace campus visit Master of Professional Accounting.
Fast track your career in accounting
Modern economies depend on good accounting. We need experts who understand and can explain financial and social business environment to others.
Our Master of Professional Accounting offers an intensive 1.5-year path to careers in accounting, financial management, auditing and business advising.
This degree is available to international students only.
What will you do?
- Learn the fundamentals of financial and management accounting.
- Study advanced accounting concepts and analytical techniques.
- Take courses in taxation and auditing.
- Explore relevant business areas such as economics, finance, information systems and business law.
- Consider the role of technology and ways to build positive client relationships.
Students will commence their pathway studies as a University of Adelaide College student undertaking a Pre-Master's Program (PMP). On successful completion of the PMP, students will receive one trimesters of credit for all University level subjects completed.
Where could it take you?
Accounting graduates are always in demand and enjoy both stability and variety. Due to changes in reporting practices, career opportunities are increasing across public and private sectors. You might work with a charity, in education or for the government. Perhaps you’ll become chief financial officer at a company or manage budgets in the sporting world. You could even unmask financial deceptions as a forensic accountant.
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Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for further information and a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions
information for this program.
I am a:
Not offered to domestic students.
|Intake||Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Trimester 3 (November)
|International Qualifications||Successful completion of The University of Adelaide Pre-Master's Program|
English Language Requirements
|Australian Year 12||Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject|
|English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
Academic Entry RequirementsDetailed information on international qualifications assessment
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Unavailable - see previous year for indicative only fee.
|Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)||International student place: $47,500|
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Adelaide Business School is AACSB* accredited, and as such our programs have passed rigorous standards of quality. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and only the best schools in the world earn AACSB accreditation.
The Master of Professional Accounting satisfies the academic requirements for associate membership to CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
*Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Accountant, Auditor, Business Analyst, Business Consultant, Business Management, Finance Manager, Financial Services Officer, Forensic Accountant, Taxation Officer
|Core Courses||Listed in order from foundation to advanced
ACCTING 7019 Accounting Concepts and Methods
ECON 7200 Economic Principles
CORPFIN 7005 Principles of Finance
CORPFIN 7033 Quantitative Methods
ACCTING 7026 Accounting Systems and Processes
ACCTING 7020 Intermediate Financial Reporting
COMMLAW 7012 Business and Corporation Law
ACCTING 7014 Management Accounting
COMMLAW 7013 Income Taxation
ACCTING 7009 Auditing and Assurance Services
ACCTING 7023 Advanced Financial Accounting
|Electives||1x elective course|
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Last updated: Monday, 17 Jan 2022