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Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced)

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Master of Professional Accounting Advanced

What is an Advanced Master of Professional Accounting?

The Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) is an extended course ideal for international students. Designed to meet global demand for high-quality graduates in accounting, it integrates theoretical and technical knowledge of financial and management accounting, auditing, finance, economics, quantitative methods information systems, business law and taxation. Completing a Master of Professional Accounting equips you with strong accounting and business knowledge.
During this course, you will learn from our industry-experienced academics through practical and work-integrated learning. Industry is embedded in our curriculum. You will get hands-on experience with industry-leading software used in the industry, including Xero.

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Learning outcomes

  • Interpret and apply rules, regulations and theories to a range of complex professional situations.
  • Communicate accounting advice and knowledge to stakeholders across an organisation.
  • Solve diverse accounting problems in an array of contexts and situations.
  • Stay at the forefront of accounting research, laws and software for best practice.
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Industry software certified

This course is designed in collaboration with SAP, giving you the opportunity to become SAP-certified.

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Industry software certified

This course is designed in collaboration with Xero, giving you the opportunity to become Xero-certified.

Study mode
Online, On campus, Blended
Campus locations*
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
2 years full time, part-time options available
Start date
20 Feb 2023
05 Jun 2023
18 Sep 2023
Fees

This is an AQF Level 9 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Our diverse academics and industry partners will help you gain new perspectives and a wide-reaching business network.

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Ultimate flexibility
With the option to study full or part time and all your course materials online, you can tailor your study to suit your lifestyle.
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Career opportunities

The Master of Professional Accounting and Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) will prepare you for an array of high-level careers across organisations that require more than baseline accounting skills. You will bring a mastery of your profession to any role where attention to detail and broad-ranging knowledge is required.

Potential career paths

  • Financial Analyst
    Average salary: $90,000 - $135,000
  • Business Consultant
    Average salary: $75,000 - $122,000
  • Finance Manager
    Average salary: $110,000 - $150,000
  • Accountant
    Average salary: $78,731 - $116,452
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Subjects and units

This course comprises of 16 subjects, which includes 12 core subjects and 4 elective subjects. Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Electives

Requirements

These eight core subjects must be completed.

Core subjects

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting | ACC601
  • Economic Principles | ECO601
  • Business Communications | MGT502
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting | ACC602
  • Business and Corporate Law | LAW600
  • Statistics and Applied Analytics STA601
  • Advanced Financial Reporting | ACC603
  • Accounting for Management Decision Making | ACC604

Requirements

These four core subjects must be completed. Additionally, you’re required to select four electives from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Auditing and Assurance | ACC605
  • Taxation Law | LAW6001
  • Managing Finance | FIN601
  • Engaging with Industry Capstone EMP600 

Requirements

Choose four elective subjects below in year two.

Elective subjects

  • Business Communications | MGT502
  • Principles of Project Management | PROJ6000
  • Integrated Project Management | PROJ6001 / PROJ6017
  • Project Planning and Budgeting | PROJ6002
  • Project Execution and Control | PROJ6003
  • Contracts and Procurement | PROJ6004
  • Project, Portfolio and Program Management | PROJ6018
  • Organisational Behaviour and People Management | PROJ6006
  • Foundations of Information Systems | MIS500
  • Principles of Programming | MIS501
  • Data Modelling and Database Design | MIS602
  • Requirements Engineering | MIS604
  • Systems Analysis and Design | MIS605
  • Cybersecurity | MIS607
  • Agile Project Management | MIS608
  • Data Management and Analytics | MIS609
  • Marketing | MKT600
  • Dynamic Leadership | MGT601
  • Business Decision Analytics | MGT602
  • Systems Thinking | MGT603
  • Strategic Management | MGT604
  • Innovation Creativity and Entrepreneurship | MGT607
  • Managing Information Systems | MGT609

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about business, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of business scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the business industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Successful completion of a Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in any discipline.

OR

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent.
Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I apply for a course?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

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