The Master of Professional Accounting will prepare you for practice as a professional accountant. You will develop analytical, general business management and critical problem-solving skills, and gain a comprehensive understanding of accounting practice.
Your studies will focus on financial and management accounting, finance, commercial law, taxation law and auditing. You’ll study contemporary research and real-life case studies with the opportunity to complete an industry placement in Australia or overseas. You will graduate well-equipped for a global career and knowledgeable in areas such as accounting, tax, financial management and public practice.
Our summer and winter schools offer exciting study and learning opportunities. With options such as intensives and internships, you can spread your study load across the year and increase your exchange opportunities.
If you already have a business degree or another related qualification, you could be eligible for Advanced Standing and complete this degree in just 1.5 years.
IELTS: 6 TOEFL: 60
In the Master of Professional Accounting you will study five core courses and nine accounting specialisation courses. You will gain a solid grounding in the latest accounting methods by studying areas in auditing, taxation, financial and management accounting and corporate finance. You will also study two electives as part of your studies. One of your elective options is a 100+ hour industry placement either in Australia or overseas.
Applicants are required to have one of the following:
Applicants who have:
are eligible to enter the program with 0.5 EFTSL (18 units) Advanced Standing and complete the program in 1.5 years of full time study or equivalent part time study.
English language entry requirements
International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained one of the following standards within the last two years prior to admission. Possession of one or more of these qualifications, in addition to the academic entry requirements, does not, in itself, guarantee a place at the University of South Australia. Applications are considered on an individual basis and selection is competitive. Where previous study/work experience was conducted in English, the application must be accompanied by certified documentation from the educational institution/employer certifying that the language of instruction/employment was English.
English language test
AUD$ 37,700 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)
Graduates of this degree use their broad range of skills and specialist knowledge to pursue management roles, both locally and abroad.
You could consider roles such as senior accountant, corporate tax consultant, business adviser, insolvency and reconstruction adviser and management accountant in areas such as: