Master of Professional Accounting

Swinburne Online
Swinburne Online
  • Awarded by

    Swinburne Online

  • Qualification

    Master's Degree

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be available

  • Duration

    1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time

  • Start Date

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Career Outcomes

    Accountant | Accounts Officer | Finance Officer | Bank Branch Manager | View all

Last modified: 11 Apr 2018

In a Nutshell

Swinburne Online's Master of Professional Accounting is the perfect springboard for a career in accounting. As well giving you accreditation as a qualified accountant the online course teaches you the theory and practical skills you need to enter the workforce in a wide range of financial roles. The postgraduate course is designed and taught by professional accountants to ensure all the units are well targeted to prepare you for realistic workplace scenarios and demands.

You'll learn to understand and analyse both the accounting cycle and the organisation of business finances, along with financial processes and systems. With that knowledge you'll learn practical skills in financial data analysis and strategic planning, giving you proficiency in evaluating and making key financial decisions. By the completion of the course you'll feel confident in creating and applying financial strategies for business and organisations around tax, investing and strategic financial planning.

Here what graduates had to say about their Swinburne Online experience.

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    To gain entry into this course, applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Have completed an undergraduate business qualification (non-accounting major); AND
    • Complete a statement of purpose


  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this accounting course, the subjects you will study include:

    • Accounting principles
    • Accounting information systems
    • Company auditing
    • Financial accounting theory
    • Financial reporting
    • Managerial accounting
    • Research methodology
    • Economics
    • Business modelling and analysis
    • Corporate financial management
    • Corporations and contract law
    • Income tax law
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  • Why Swinburne Online?

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    With strong links to industry and a focus on practical skills, Swinburne gives students an edge in the competitive job market. Placing in the prestigious QS Graduate Employability Rankings, Swinburne shapes graduates who are confident and competent in meeting the challenges of a fast-changing world. Over 100 years, Swinburne has educated more than 150,000 graduates in areas ranging from science, technology and engineering through health, education and business to media, design and innovation. Swinburne Online has drawn on more than 20 years’ experience in the online tertiary education space to help over 9,600 students graduate with an industry-recognised qualification.

    As a Swinburne Online student you’ll have access to a range of support options to help you get the most out of your learning. A dedicated team of Student Advisors are available seven days a week to answer your questions – academic, technical or administrative. You’ll also be assigned an eLearning advisor who will be your academic point of contact for the duration of your course.

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Master of Professional Accounting from Swinburne University of Technology.

Complete this Master of Professional Accounting and walk away from this course with the qualification to become an accountant. With this nationally recognised qualification you will be able to apply for membership with CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants. 

Wondering where a career in accounting could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Accountant, Bookkeeper, Accounts Clerk, Payroll Clerk, Assistant Accountant

Let's Talk Price

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive a government study loan through FEE-HELP. Swinburne Online also offers a number of scholarships and grants as a means of promoting equality, recognising excellence, and alleviating financial hardship. Enquire now for more information.


You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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To gain entry into this course, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have completed an undergraduate business qualification (non-accounting major); AND
  • Complete a statement of purpose



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