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Master of Professional Accounting (Business Analytics)

  • Masters (Coursework)

To give you these highly sought-after skills, we've carefully designed our Master of Professional Accounting (Business Analytics) to give you a solid foundation in every aspect of accounting, including accounting information systems, finance, taxation, auditing and law.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar, Jul, Nov
Domestic Fees
$30,800 per year / $61,600 total
International Fees
$30,800 per year / $61,600 total

About this course

To give you these highly sought-after skills, we've carefully designed our Master of Professional Accounting (Business Analytics) to give you a solid foundation in every aspect of accounting, including accounting information systems, finance, taxation, auditing and law. You'll also develop a specialty through a range of business analytics subjects, which are designed to give your business skills that extra edge.

It's an ideal course if you have an undergraduate degree without an accounting major and want to hone your accounting and analytics skills.

You'll learn:

  • Financial and management accounting
    • Recognise and apply the accounting principles that govern the preparation, presentation and communication of accounting information. Learn how to use accounting software to record business transactions.
  • Company and commercial law
    • Explore the core principles of contract law, consumer protection and the law of negligence. Understand how to work with different business structures.
  • Business analytics
    • Learn how high-quality data can improve processes and meet the unique needs of businesses.
  • Auditing
    • Understand the concepts involved in the auditing process and integrate them with practical applications.
  • Tax
    • Examine Commonwealth income tax legislation and the implications of income tax on individuals and businesses.
  • Economics and finance
    • Learn a variety of economic concepts and how to apply them in business and policy-making.

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 (Business Analytics), students must complete a total of 240 credit points across 2 years.

Year 1 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:

  • 120 credit points from chosen Core

Year 2 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:

  • 120 credit points from chosen Core
Study options

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 CUSTOMER ANALYTICS AND SOCIAL MEDIA BUS5CA 2 15 PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS BUS5PA 2 15 PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS ANALYTICS BUS5PB 2 15 TAXATION ACC5TAX 2 15 VISUAL ANALYTICS BUS5VA 2 15 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.

  • Melbourne (Bundoora)

To view other campus handbook course details, please select relevant campus in the drop down.

Study locations

Melbourne

Career pathways

Graduates with specialisations and who are working toward professional membership are highly regarded by prospective employers. Use your accounting and analytics skills in a diverse range of roles in commercial and public sector organisations, including:

  • Management accountant
    • Manage accounting records, financial statements and tax returns for individuals, companies, trusts and super funds. Provide financial advice and formulate business plans.
  • Auditor
    • Ensure businesses comply with internal control procedures and legal standards.
  • Tax accountant
    • Examine taxes owed and prepare tax returns that comply with reporting and payment requirements.
  • Business analyst
    • Understand how businesses run and use data to solve problems and improve processes.
  • Customer analytics specialist
    • Use data analytics to develop marketing strategies and optimise business processes.

Professional recognition

The Master of Professional Accounting (Business Analytics) is accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), CPA Australia and 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 (Business Analytics) 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.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Business & Management courses at La Trobe University.
74.2%
Overall satisfaction
77.8%
Skill scale
62.9%
Teaching scale
85.5%
Employed full-time
$107k
Average salary