Master of Professional Accounting

Course Features

  • Price: AU$27,264
  • Level: Master
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The Master of Professional Accounting will equip you with professional skills in accounting, finance, computer software applications, economics, statistics, and business law. This course is suited to you if you meet the entry requirements and seek a career in accounting in Australia. The course will introduce you to the advanced research and analysis skills that are highly sought in business.


If you are interested in employment in accounting and financial management orientated careers, this course is for you. Potential fields of employment include financial accounting, management accounting, taxation auditing, teaching, finance, banking management, administration, consulting or business advisory services.


This course is fully accredited and meets the membership requirements of the three accounting bodies in Australia – CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) together with the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

CPA Australia ( “connects students and graduates to the world of success”. Students and graduates are encouraged to become a CPA whether “you’re starting university or establishing yourself as a professional, so get ahead in the career you want by joining our global network of over 200,000 students and young professionals”.

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand ( was “established with a goal to provide a professional membership body relevant to our members, equipping them to stand out in today’s marketplace”.  CAANZ are committed to “operating with the highest level of professional integrity, leading with truth and accuracy of judgment and taking an active approach to thought leadership with tangible outputs and results”.

The Institute of Public Accountants (  was established over 90 years ago, is dedicated to supporting accountants operating in the SME/SMP arena, with a wide range of tools and services that add true value to today’s productive and busy accounting graduates.  The IPA offers students and graduates opportunities for professional development, networking, career coaching and member discounts on a wide range of services at both a personal and business level.


If you want to learn how business works, and like to strategise and manage, a course in business may be for you. There are no limitations to where a business qualification can take you. Choose from a broad spectrum of fields, and develop highly desired, transferable skills such as teamwork and communication.

Wide choice of study areas
Select from arts, accounting, business, hospitality, human resource management, information systems, management, marketing, professional communication, property, public relations, retail, supply chain management, tourism, warehousing and more to suit your personal interests and career goals.

Benefit from the flexibility to study full-time or part-time and either on-campus or by online study. Choose from a number of majors, minors and elective units to individually tailor your learning to suit you.

Graduate work ready
At CQUniversity, we provide the right mix of theory and practical experiences to ensure you graduate work ready, making you attractive to employers and helping to broaden your career opportunities.

Life-long learning
You will have the opportunity to gain crucial life-long learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem-solving. You will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations.

Postgraduate and research
CQUniversity offers a range of postgraduate and research courses.

Entry Requirement

Entry Requirement: Undergraduate degree

Intakes & Course Duration

Intakes: March, July, November

Course Duration: 2 Years

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