Course structures

Master of Professional Accounting

To be awarded the Master of Professional Accounting, students complete units of study totalling 96 credit points, comprising:

  • 84 credit points in core units of study: 42 credit points in foundation level units of study, 36 credit points in advanced units of study, and a six credit point capstone unit of study; and
  • 12 credit points in elective units of study.

Note: Students should enrol in core units for this program as set out in the progression guide. Students who do not follow the progression guide may experience difficulties completing within the minimum duration.

The units of study available for this degree are set out in the Table of postgraduate units of study: Professional Accounting.

Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting

To be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting, students complete units of study totalling 48 credit points, comprising:

  • 30 credit points in core units of study: 18 credit points in foundation level units and 12 credit points in advanced level units; and
  • 18 credit points in elective units of study.

The units of study for this course are set out in the Table of postgraduate units of study: Professional Accounting.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Business Knowledge: Our Master's programs develop each graduate to be a knowledgeable business practitioner leading to students who are able to demonstrate an integrated understanding of key concepts, techniques and trends in one or more fields of business practice and the challenges and opportunities involved in applying this knowledge in diverse contexts. (Assured in capstone unit).
  2. Critical Thinking: Our Master's programs develop each graduate to be an autonomous and constructive critical thinker leading to students who are able to question, assess and respond independently and creatively to assumptions, propositions and debates within one or more fields of business practice. (Assured in capstone unit).
  3. Business Analysis and Problem-Solving: Our Masters programs develop each graduate to be a capable business analyst and strategic problem-solver leading to students who are able to apply a range of quantitative and qualitative research skills to identify and diagnose complex and unfamiliar problems and to use the evidence and findings generated to formulate strategically appropriate solutions within one or more fields of business practice. (Assured in capstone unit).
  4. Communication: Our Master's programs develop each graduate to be a persuasive communicator and negotiator leading to students who are able to use a range of communications strategies to reach agreement with others about appropriate responses to complex and unfamiliar problems within one or more fields of business practice. (Assured in capstone unit).
  5. Team Working: Our Master's programs develop each graduate to be a capable team leader in work-related contexts leading to students who are able to influence others to work collaboratively to address complex and unfamiliar problems within one or more fields of business practice. (Assured in capstone unit).
  6. Ethical and Social Responsibility: Our Master's programs develop each graduate to be an ethically- and socially-responsible professional leading to students who are able to demonstrate ethical and social awareness and responsibility in personal decision-making and behaviour within one or more fields of business practice. (Assured in capstone unit).