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Master of Professional Accounting

Course Description

The Master of Professional Accounting will provide you with training in the technical aspects of the preparation of accounting data; develop your skills in the application of accounting information to solving problems and making decisions; and develop your knowledge and skills in related professional disciplines such as finance, taxation, auditing and management.

Course description, features and facilities

This course provides an opportunity for graduates to obtain a qualification that is recognised by professional accounting bodies and the wider business community.

UWA Business School

The UWA Business School is one of the premier business schools in the Asia-Pacific region. The School inspires and propels talented students from around the world to become the respected and innovative academic, community and business leaders of tomorrow.

We are one of only seven institutions in Australia to hold international accreditation from both EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System and AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This ensures our degrees are recognised by employers worldwide, and guarantees the quality of our teaching, research and other operational areas.

Our major corporate partners include ATCO Australia, BHP Billiton, Ernst & Young, Macquarie Capital, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Wesfarmers and Woodside. These industry links enable us to provide a richer education for our students, and ensure our programs are relevant and valuable to industry.


Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2015;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2016 or 2017.

Students who have not completed the Bachelor of Commerce, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty, must complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points from this group, as advised by the Faculty:

S1, S2 ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting
S1, S2 ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy
S1, S2 MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making
S1, S2 MGMT5610 Applied Professional Business Communications

Take all units (72 points):

N/A ACCT4440 Management Accounting: Issues and Perspectives
N/A ACCT5501 Contemporary Issues in Accounting
S1, S2 ACCT5511 Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting
N/A ACCT5521 Advanced Corporate Financial Accounting
S1, S2 ACCT5522 Principles of Auditing
S1, S2 ACCT5531 Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice
S1 ACCT5633 Accounting for Planning and Control
S1 ACCT5637 Principles of Taxation
S1, S2 FINA5432 Introduction to Finance
N/A FINA5523 Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation
S2 LAWS5508 Commercial and Company Law
S1, S2 MGMT5506 Ethics and Sustainability Management
Professional recognition
This course satisfies the accreditation requirements of the following professional accounting associations: the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants (CPA Australia), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Graduates are eligible to enter the membership programs of these organisations.

Career opportunities

This degree will lead to a range of careers in the fields of: Accounting, Financial Control, Consulting, Auditing, tax-related services and many others.

Visit the Master of Professional Accounting page on the University of Western Australia website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

To be considered for admission into this course an applicant must have a bachelor’s degree of this University with a weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty.Please note: applicants who have a bachelor’s degree with a major in Accounting or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty, will not be accepted into the course.Minimum English Language Competency View Website

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