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Master of Accounting (Professional)

About This Masters Degree

Course Description

Looking to change your career and be part of a growing profession? Macquarie University has Australia’s largest postgraduate accounting program and provides a pathway for university graduates in any discipline to acquire qualifications that are fully recognised by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

This degree can also be studied at our city location.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-accounting-(professional)

[[Key benefits]]
- Enables you to qualify for membership with an Australian professional accounting association
- Ensures you are taught by accounting academics and practitioners who are experts in their field: a number of our teaching staff also act as consultants to the CAANZ and CPA Australia
- Offers a flexible class time for students who work full-time
- This degree can be combined with the Master of Commerce to give you a 2.5 year course to explore other areas of interest and qualify with an accredited accounting degree
- Offers research skills and a research project as well as a capstone unit
- CRICOS registration is being sought for the Master of Accounting (Professional) with Master of Commerce. This program will be available for international students once CRICOS-registered

[[Suitable for]]
Graduates who hold a bachelor degree in any discipline and wish to obtain a qualification that is fully recognised by CPA Australia and CAANZ.

This degree is not suitable for students who have completed an accounting degree with units equivalent to those required for associate membership of CPA Australia.

Relevant areas: Professional role with financial responsibilities in fields such as Accounting, Finance, Business or Commerce with technical/specialists skills in key concepts and principles related to professional accounting.

[[English language requirements]]
IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

- Accreditation
The Master of Accounting (Professional) is recognised by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and CPA Australia. The units in this degree have been designed to meet the educational requirements of CPA Australia, CAANZ and other international accounting bodies. The degree provides thorough preparation for the CPA or CA programs and is taught by highly qualified teaching staff many of whom have had first-hand experience with the CPA and CA programs.

- Career Opportunities
Graduates can find careers in accounting, taxation, financial planning, company secretarial and auditing.

- accounting and consulting firms
- auditors
- business analyst firms
- financial institutions
- forensic accounting firms
- government organisations
- merchant bankers
- stockbrokers
- superannuation advisers

Average starting salary
Accounting graduates can expect competitive salaries that compare well to salaries within other fields. According to michaelpage.com.au the median salary for accounting staff is $57,000.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-accounting-(professional)

Entry Requirements

Minimum admission requirements: Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent AND GPA of 2.70 (out of 4.00)

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