Master of Professional Accounting
Law, Business and the Creative Arts
Completion of an undergraduate degree in a non-accounting discipline, from this or another university; or
Other qualifications and/or experience recognised by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts as equivalent to the above; or
Completion of either the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Accounting from this university.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non-English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.
Additional selection requirements
Special admission requirements
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
36 credit points
Additional course rules
Additional completion requirements
CO5103:03 Management Accounting
CO5109:03 Corporate Finance
CO5117:03 Introduction to Accounting
CO5118:03 Auditing and Assurance Services
CO5119:03 Business Law
CO5120:03 Taxation Law
CO5121:03 Law of Business Organisations
CO5122:03 Accounting for Corporations
CO5123:03 Advanced Issues in Accounting
CO5124:03 Data Analysis and Decision Modelling
CO5125:03 Economics for Managers
CO5126:03 Strategic Performance Management
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
18 months full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Successful completion of all core subjects fulfils the academic entry requirements for the professional accounting bodies Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA).
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.
Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.
18 credit points, unless part of an approved articulation process.
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 4 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 10 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.
No advanced standing will be granted for work experience or undergraduate study.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable – this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed the relevant number of credit points and appropriate subjects, may be eligible for the award of either the Graduate Certificate or the Graduate Diploma of Accounting.