Master of Professional Accounting Articulated Set

includes:

Master of Professional Accounting
Graduate Diploma of Accounting
Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting GradCertProfAcc

Graduate Diploma of Accounting GradDipAcc

Master of Professional Accounting MProfAcc

Availability

Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (2304PA)

Online - Wagga Wagga

Graduate Diploma of Accounting (2611AC)

On Campus - CSU Study Centre Melbourne
On Campus - CSU Study Centre Sydney
Online - Wagga Wagga

Master of Professional Accounting (2712PA)

On Campus - CSU Study Centre Brisbane
On Campus - CSU Study Centre Melbourne
On Campus - CSU Study Centre Sydney
On Campus - Port Macquarie
Online - Wagga Wagga

Master of Professional Accounting (2716PA)

On Campus - CSU Study Centre Melbourne
On Campus - CSU Study Centre Sydney
Online - Wagga Wagga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Master of Professional Accounting

Full-time: 1.5 years (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Diploma of Accounting

Full-time: 1 years (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

Full-time: 0.5 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Master of Professional Accounting

Master of Professional Accounting (12 subjects)
For entry to the Master of Professional Accounting (12 subjects) applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution (or equivalent). The undergraduate degree must be in a field other than Accounting, or not recognised by the Australian Accounting professional bodies for associate membership. Applicants without a tertiary qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting or Graduate Diploma of Accounting on the basis of professional attainment and/or work experience. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting/Graduate Diploma of Accounting, students will then be eligible for admission to the Master of Professional Accounting (16 subjects) and receive credit for applicable subjects.

Master of Professional Accounting (16 subjects)
For entry to the Master of Professional Accounting (16 subjects) applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution (or equivalent) will be considered for admission via the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting or Graduate Diploma of Accounting on the basis of professional attainment and/or work experience. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate/Graduate Diploma, students will then be eligible for admission to the Master of Professional Accounting (16 subjects) and receive credit for applicable subjects.

Graduate Diploma of Accounting

Applicants will normally be required to have an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution or a qualification deemed to be equivalent. However applicants with other academic and/or professional qualifications acceptable to the University will be considered.

Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

Applicants without a tertiary qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting on the basis of professional attainment and/or work experience. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students will then be eligible for admission to the Master of Professional Accounting and receive credit for applicable subjects.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Master of Professional Accounting

Master of Professional Accounting (12 subjects)
Students may receive up to 50% (six 8 point subjects) worth of credit into the MPA program for related prior studies. Credit will not be awarded for work experience.

Applicants who have completed either the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting or the Graduate Diploma of Accounting will be awarded credit for those subjects upon admission to the Master of Professional Accounting.

Master of Professional Accounting (16 subjects)
Students may receive up to 50% (eight 8 point subjects) worth of credit into the extended MPA program for related prior studies. Credit will not be awarded for work experience.

Applicants who have completed either the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting or the Graduate Diploma of Accounting will be awarded credit for those subjects upon admission to the Master of Professional Accounting (16 subjects).

Graduate Diploma of Accounting

Students may receive up to 50% (four 8 point subjects) worth of credit into the Graduate Diploma program for related prior studies. Credit will not be awarded for work experience.
 

Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

Students may receive up to 50% (two 8 point subjects) worth of credit into the Graduate Certificate program for related prior studies. Credit will not be awarded for work experience.

Articulation

The Master, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate make up an articulated set of courses and credit is given in each higher level course for the subjects completed in the lower.

Graduation Requirement

Master of Professional Accounting

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 96 points.

Graduate Diploma of Accounting

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.

Course Structure

Master of Professional Accounting (12 subjects)

The course consists of 12 subjects as follows:

ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
ACC539 Accounting Information Systems
ACC514 Financial Accounting
ACC515 Accounting & Finance
ACC544 Decision Support Tools
ACC567 Financial Accounting 2
ACC568 Auditing
ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought
ECO511 Economics for Business
LAW504 Business and Corporations Law
LAW505 Taxation 1

Master of Professional Accounting (16 subjects)

The course consists of 16 subjects (128 points) as follows:

ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
ACC539 Accounting Information Systems
ACC514 Financial Accounting
ACC515 Accounting & Finance
ACC544 Decision Support Tools
ACC567 Financial Accounting 2
ACC568 Auditing
ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought
ECO511 Economics for Business
LAW504 Business and Corporations Law
LAW505 Taxation 1

Restricted electives

Plus 4 restricted electives from the following list:

ACC501 Business Accounting & Finance (available only in the first session of study)
FIN516 Corporate Finance
FIN518 International Financial Management
FIN521 Corporate Treasury Management
FIN522 Financial Modelling
FIN523 Lending in Financial Institutions
FIN525 Financial Institutions Management
FIN530 Financial Markets and Instruments
FIN531 Investment Analysis
FIN535 Strategic & Contemporary Financial Issues
FIN560 Financial Planning
FIN562 Risk Management and Insurance
FIN563 Estate Planning
FIN564 Superannuation and Retirement Planning
FIN567 Investing in Property
HRM502 Human Resource Management
HRM512 Values and Conflicts in Organisations
HRM514 International Human Resource Management
HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
JST536 Emerging Issues and Professional Practices in Trans-national Crime Investigations (16)
JST529 Contemporary Issues in Financial Crime (16)
LAW523 Finance Law
LAW545 Taxation Strategies
MGT501 Contemporary Management
MGT510 Strategic Management
MGT530 International Business
MGT540 Management of Change
MKT501 Marketing Management
MKT510 Customer Behaviour
MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
MKT550 Global Marketing

Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

The course consists of 4 subjects and is designed to allow students to choose subjects from the list of core Master of Professional Accounting subjects to best meet their individual needs. Students may make up their course from the following subjects:

ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
ACC539 Accounting Information Systems
ACC514 Financial Accounting
ACC515 Accounting & Finance
ACC544 Decision Support Tools
ACC567 Financial Accounting 2
ACC568 Auditing
ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought
ECO511 Economics for Business
LAW504 Business and Corporations Law
LAW505 Taxation 1

Graduate Diploma of Accounting

The course consists of 8 subjects. At least 4 subjects must be accounting subjects and no more than 4 subjects can be drawn from the list of restricted electives.

ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
ACC539 Accounting Information Systems
ACC514 Financial Accounting
ACC515 Accounting & Finance
ACC544 Decision Support Tools
ACC567 Financial Accounting 2
ACC568 Auditing
ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought
ECO511 Economics for Business
LAW504 Business and Corporations Law
LAW505 Taxation 1

Restricted electives

Maximum of 4 restricted electives from the following list:

ACC501 Business Accounting & Finance (available only in the first session of study)
FIN516 Corporate Finance
FIN518 International Financial Management
FIN521 Corporate Treasury Management
FIN522 Financial Modelling
FIN523 Lending in Financial Institutions
FIN525 Financial Institutions Management
FIN530 Financial Markets and Instruments
FIN531 Investment Analysis
FIN535 Strategic & Contemporary Financial Issues
FIN560 Financial Planning
FIN562 Risk Management and Insurance
FIN563 Estate Planning
FIN564 Superannuation and Retirement Planning
FIN567 Investing in Property
HRM502 Human Resource Management
HRM512 Values and Conflicts in Organisations
HRM514 International Human Resource Management
HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
JST536 Emerging Issues and Professional Practices in Trans-national Crime Investigations (16)
JST529 Contemporary Issues in Financial Crime (16)
LAW523 Finance Law
LAW545 Taxation Strategies
MGT501 Contemporary Management
MGT510 Strategic Management
MGT530 International Business
MGT540 Management of Change
MKT501 Marketing Management
MKT510 Customer Behaviour
MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
MKT550 Global Marketing

Enrolment Pattern

Master of Professional Accounting (12 subjects)

Full-time Study Sequence

If commencing at the start of a calendar year

1st session of enrolment
ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
ACC515 Accounting & Finance
ECO511 Economics for Business

2nd session of enrolment
ACC539 Accounting Information Systems
ACC514 Financial Accounting
LAW504 Business and Corporations Law

3rd session of enrolment
ACC544 Decision Support Tools
ACC567 Financial Accounting 2
LAW505 Taxation 1

4th session of enrolment
ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought
ACC568 Auditing

If commencing in the second session of a calendar year

1st session of enrolment
ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
ACC539 Accounting Information Systems
LAW504 Business and Corporations Law

2nd session of enrolment
ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
ECO511 Economics for Business
LAW505 Taxation 1

3rd session of enrolment
ACC514 Financial Accounting
ACC568 Auditing
ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought

4th session of enrolment
ACC515 Accounting & Finance
ACC544 Decision Support Tools
ACC567 Financial Accounting 2


Distance Education Study Sequence

If commencing at the start of a calendar year

1st session of enrolment
ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
ECO511 Economics for Business

2nd session of enrolment
ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
ACC539 Accounting Information Systems

3rd session of enrolment
ACC544 Decision Support Tools
ACC515 Accounting & Finance

4th session of enrolment
ACC514 Financial Accounting
LAW504 Business and Corporations Law

5th session of enrolment
ACC567 Financial Accounting 2
LAW505 Taxation 1

6th session of enrolment
ACC568 Auditing
ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought

If commencing in the second session of a calendar year

1st session of enrolment
ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
ACC539 Accounting Information Systems

2nd session of enrolment
ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
ECO511 Economics for Business

3rd session of enrolment
ACC514 Financial Accounting
LAW504 Business and Corporations Law

4th session of enrolment
ACC567 Financial Accounting 2
LAW505 Taxation 1

5th session of enrolment
ACC568 Auditing
ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought

6th session of enrolment
ACC515 Accounting & Finance
ACC544 Decision Support Tools


Master of Professional Accounting (16 subjects)

Full-time Study Sequence

If commencing at the start of a calendar year

1st session of enrolment
ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
ECO511 Economics for Business
ACC515 Accounting & Finance
[ ] Elective 1

2nd session of enrolment
ACC539 Accounting Information Systems
ACC514 Financial Accounting
LAW504 Business and Corporations Law
[ ] Elective 2

3rd session of enrolment
ACC544 Decision Support Tools
ACC567 Financial Accounting 2
LAW505 Taxation 1
[ ] Elective 3

4th session of enrolment
ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
ACC568 Auditing
ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought
[ ] Elective 4


If commencing in the second session of a calendar year

1st session of enrolment
ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
ACC539 Accounting Information Systems
LAW504 Business and Corporations Law
[ ] Elective 1

2nd session of enrolment
ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
ECO511 Economics for Business
LAW505 Taxation 1
[ ] Elective 2

3rd session of enrolment
ACC514 Financial Accounting
ACC568 Auditing
ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought
[ ] Elective 3

4th session of enrolment
ACC515 Accounting & Finance
ACC544 Decision Support Tools
ACC567 Financial Accounting 2
[ ] Elective 4


Distance Education Study Sequence

If commencing at the start of a calendar year

1st session of enrolment
ACC566 Accounting Systems & Processes
ECO511 Economics for Business

2nd session of enrolment
ACC539 Accounting Information Systems
[ ] Elective 1

3rd session of enrolment
ACC515 Accounting & Finance
[ ] Elective 2

4th session of enrolment
ACC514 Financial Accounting
LAW504 Business and Corporations Law

5th session of enrolment
LAW505 Taxation 1
[ ] Elective 3

6th session of enrolment
ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
[ ] Elective 4

7th session of enrolment
ACC544 Decision Support Tools
ACC567 Financial Accounting 2

8th session of enrolment
ACC568 Auditing
ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought

Professional Accreditation

The Masters level programs have been developed to satisfy, where relevant, the academic requirements of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia.

The Graduate Diploma of Accounting and the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting are not separately accredited by the professional accounting bodies.

Contact

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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