Master of Professional Accounting

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

This program is suited to students who have an undergraduate degree without an undergraduate accounting major. They will combine foundation studies in economics, management, business law, information systems and statistics with more advanced studies in finance, management accounting, financial accounting, auditing and taxation. Students will also be required to master some quantitative skills.

Structure

Students must complete 16 compulsory subjects (240 credit points).

Subjects

  • Accounting

Standard entry requirements

  • An Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification
  • Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with five or more years of relevant work experience
  • NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place
  • Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Recognition

The Master of Professional Accounting is accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and, on the Melbourne campus, by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Students are required to complete specific subjects in order to graduate with the accredited qualification, please refer to the Handbook for further details. Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details. Graduates of the Master of Professional Accounting may apply for membership with the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and London's Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Study pathways

Applicants with demonstrated prior learning in business, either in the form of an undergraduate degree in a business related field or with at least five years relevant business experience, will be eligible to apply for Advanced Standing (credit) for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. In making an offer of Advanced Standing to an applicant, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including academic record and employment experience.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne International: $69,200 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

This course commences in Semester 1 (March), Semester 2 (July), and Summer Semester (October).

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