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What will I learn?

Business operations are being transformed in the digital era, leading to high demand for accountants who can blend technical expertise with a global perspective and data analytics skills.

La Trobe's Master of Extended Professional Accounting offers you the flexibility to extend your study into a range of specialist business areas.

In this accredited degree, you'll build the skills and knowledge to create, analyse and interpret the accounting information that's essential in all businesses and public enterprises. Be ready to help evaluate business models, advise on strategy and decision-making, audit accounts and manage tax issues.

Beyond studying the core subjects of professional accounting, you will take your studies even further with in-demand specialisations including global accounting – ACCA studies, data analytics, finance, and project management.

Gain a valuable blend of technical expertise and hands-on experience that'll broaden your career opportunities. What's more, you'll further hone the human skills that employers are looking for, like communication and personal development.

Prepare for career success with this degree – we've designed it with industry input to build the skills you need in the workplace.

You'll learn:

Accounting principles, information systems and analytics

Understand how to record business transactions, prepare financial statements and evaluate business performance. Use the accounting and data analytics tools to analyse data and assist decision making.

Management accounting

Understand how to provide organisational decision-makers with relevant accounting information to assist with strategic planning, controlling and performance management.

Advanced financial accounting and reporting issues

Apply international and Australian accounting standards involving measurement and professional judgement in a variety of practical scenarios. Develop a systematic knowledge of contemporary issues in accounting.

Auditing and assurance

Explore the nature and purpose of auditing. Understand the responsibilities of auditors in the context of reporting quality information.

Taxation

Learn the fundamentals of the taxation system and its implications for individuals and businesses.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9 - Masters Degree.

Career outcomes

Accountants and accountancy expertise are vital for organisations in every industry – so after graduation, you could find roles in private enterprise, government departments, the not-for-profit sector and beyond.

Possible roles include: Business analyst, Financial accountant, Management accountant, Auditor, Taxation accountant

Professional recognition

The Master of Extended Professional Accounting is accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and recognized by the global accounting professional body Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Professional membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Graduates of the Master of Extended Professional Accounting may apply for membership with the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

Which department am I in?

Department of Business and Management

CRICOS

106759E

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$39,000.00 (21,21,872) per year
Application deadline

10 July 2022

More details

Start date

18 July 2022, 27 February 2023

Venue

Bendigo Campus

Edwards Road,

BENDIGO,

Victoria,

3552, BENDIGO, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$39,000.00 (21,21,872) per year
Application deadline

10 July 2022, 6 November 2022

More details

Start date

18 July 2022, 14 November 2022, 27 February 2023

Venue

Sydney Campus

255 Elizabeth Street,

SYDNEY,

New South Wales,

2000, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have an an Australian Bachelor's degree or an approved international equivalent qualification. IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0, TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing. Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50. C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component. C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).

Selection criteria

Applicants with other relevant tertiary qualifications and/or substantial relevant professional of managerial experience will also be considered for entry.

The duration of the course may be reduced to one-year equivalent full time (8 subjects) with appropriate credit exemptions.

Admission is based on:

Bachelor honours (AQF8) degree in a related discipline, or
Bachelor degree or higher in a related discipline, plus two years relevant work experience, or
Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or higher in a related discipline, or
Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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