Master of Commerce - Professional Accounting

About the Master of Commerce - Professional Accounting

This program is designed to extend students knowledge, values and skills in Commerce-related subject areas, which are additional to the core curriculum in accounting and business areas. The primary objective of these courses is to enable students whose first degree is in a non-accounting field to undertake a professional career in accounting (and/or related fields, such as finance). In particular, it is envisaged that accreditation will be sought to allow graduates of the MPA and the Master of Commerce (Professional Accounting) to obtain membership of a recognised professional accounting association. Consistent with this, the primary focus of these courses is to enable students to obtain proficiency in the core curriculum in accounting and business areas and generic skills specified in the accreditation guidelines issued by CPA Australia.


Professional accounting

Campuses and Duration

Campus Duration
Ballarat - Mount Helen 2 years

More information about Federation University Australia - The Business School


Federation Business School at Federation University Australia (formerly the University of Ballarat) incorporates two schools in Ballarat and Gippsland. Both are renowned for excellence in teaching, research and regional engagement.

About Us

Our programs are delivered by capable, dedicated and engaged academics who combine industry experience with academic rigour. Federation Business School fosters a student environment where discussion and debate are valued.

All programs are delivered in a context of ethical behaviour, corporate social responsibility and sustainability, as detailed in the United Nations' PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) initiative. We are proud and committed signatories to this UN global initiative.

Student Services

Services and facilities offered to all new arriving international students include:

  • a welcome orientation
  • accommodation assistance
  • academic and English language support
  • counselling services
  • sporting and social clubs
  • an indoor heated swimming pool
  • a prayer room
  • a health centre and doctors.


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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The MBA is the international standard for graduate business qualifications. It has been developed for managers or aspiring managers who have a degree any discipline and who now wish to move into general management. The MBA prepares graduates to work effectively in an increasingly changing business environment. It provides graduates with a clear curriculum, embracing strategy, marketing, finance and organisational behaviour.

Through group-based and individual work tasks, students will embrace emerging ideas and understand how these impact on current practice. The MBA will equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to capably and confidently undertake senior general management roles within Australia and internationally, through a process of analysis, discussion, reflection and action. Our graduates benefit from the quality peer networks that they form throughout their studies.

Master of Professional Accounting

The Master of Professional Accounting provides a comprehensive program of study in accounting theory and practice, as well as introducing students to related subject areas such as business law, financial management, economics and quantitative methods for business. The masters program provides a pathway to full professional recognition as an accountant. It is recognised by both the Certified Practising Accountants (CPA Australia) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICCA). This program is offered via face-to-face delivery and online learning.

Master of Human Resource Management

The Master of Human Resource Management is an online, off-campus and flexible delivery mode program designed for current and aspiring managers. It provides the opportunity to develop and enhance HR management knowledge and skills, with an emphasis on strategic issues. The program concentrates on issues related to core HR management principles, international and strategic human resource management, and devising organisational change models. This program is taught entirely online.

Master of Management

The Master of Management prepares students to lead, identify and articulate opportunities for change to achieve organisational goals, within a rapidly changing and dynamic environment. This qualification is particularly suitable for those with technical experience in a field, who now wish to progress into a broader management role.

Delivered entirely online, the Master of Management provides a comprehensive and intellectually demanding course of study. The program emphasises an understanding of modern management practice, ensuring graduates are equipped with contemporary skills and knowledge.

Note: International students can only study via online learning if they remain outside Australia or are in Australia on a non-student visa.


Ballarat - Mount Helen

University Drive Mt Helen BALLARAT VIC Australia