We've carefully designed our Master of Professional Accounting to give you a solid foundation in every aspect of accounting, including accounting information systems, finance, taxation, auditing and law. You can also specialise through a range of electives in business analytics, information systems management and finance.
It's an ideal course if you have an undergraduate degree without an accounting major and want to expand your horizons.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9 - Masters Degree.Sample course structure
Please note, the following course structure is indicative and subject to change depending on your course location, offer year or how you tailor your course with specialisations, majors, minors and electives. Structures for the following year are not normally finalised until October, so the sample provided is based on the most recently approved structure. For more information, please refer to the La Trobe University Handbook.
To qualify for the award of Master of Professional Accounting, students must complete a total of 240 credit points across 2 years.
Year 1 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:
Year 2 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:
Core subjects are required subjects in your course. You need to complete these subjects to attain your degree.Subject name Subject code Year Credit points ACADEMIC INTEGRITY MODULE LTU0AIM 1 0 ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGERS ACC5AFM 1 15 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS ACC5FAS 1 15 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FIN5FMA 1 15 FOUNDATIONS OF COMPANY AND COMMERCIAL LAW LST5CCL 1 15 MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING ACC5MCR 1 15 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS BUS5POE 1 15 STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND FINANCE BUS5SBF 1 15 SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT & MARKETING BUS5SMM 1 15 ADVANCED ACCOUNTING ISSUES ACC5AAI 2 15 ADVANCED AUDITING AND ASSURANCE SERVICES ACC5AAS 2 15 ADVANCED CORPORATE ACCOUNTING ACC5CRE 2 15 TAXATION ACC5TAX 2 15
A range of standalone elective subjects is available in this course. Some electives are recommended for your course, but you may also be able to choose from a range of University-wide electives or electives from other interest areas or disciplines. Note these electives may have their own prerequisites and other requirements. Please refer to the La Trobe University Handbook for the subjects available.See La Trobe University Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses.
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Skilled accounting professionals are required for a diverse range of roles in commercial and public-sector organisations, including:
The Master of Professional Accounting is accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and, on the Melbourne and Bendigo campus, by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Students are required to complete specific subjects in order to graduate with the CPA Australia and CAANZ accredited qualification. Contact the relevant professional body for 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). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.