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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 22.4k / year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 17 8월 2017
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 305pts.
  • Duration:
  • 2 years

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    Accounting is often referred to as the language of business. Understanding this language means accountants hold the privileged position of being key contributors to a business’ success. Armed with such skills, accountants can apply their knowledge in a number of dynamic industries.

    This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills that professional accountants need in order to succeed in an increasingly dynamic and global accounting environment, and will help you meet the requirements for professional accreditation in accounting. You will be challenged with case studies, real business problems and group projects.

    Key features

    • This course is accredited by CPA Australia (CPAA), the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
    • You can choose from one of three specialisations: CPA Program (allows you to complete the CPAA Professional program) International Practice (pathway through the ACCA professional papers) or Professional Practice.
    • This course is available on campus during the day or evening and some units are available online which means you can continue to work full-time while studying.
    • If you hold a bachelor degree in any field (other than a bachelor with an accounting major), you’ll find this course ideal if you wish to earn a widely recognised and reputable postgraduate qualification in accounting.


    Students undertaking this course can choose from the following Master of Accounting specialisations:

    • CPA Program
    • International Practice
    • Professional Practice

    General requirements

    • Minimum number of credit points 64 ECTS
    • Minimum number of credit points at 600 level 16 ECTS
    • Minimum number of credit points at 800 level or above 48 ECTS

    You’ll gain essential financial and management accounting knowledge, as well as a range of business-related skills in assurance and audit, commercial law, economics, financial management, information systems and statistics. 

    You’ll also develop your communication, problem-solving and communication skills while participating in classroom activities and completing assessment tasks.

    Australia requirements for international students

    In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

    Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test. 

    You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application. 


    Minimum admission requirements

    • Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent 
    • GPA of 4.5 (out of 7.0)

    English language requirements

    IELTS of minimum 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.

    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.


    The university offers scholarships to students to address financial need or hardship, academic excellence, sporting achievement and in recognition of outstanding character. It can also provide financial assistance with loans and grants to students who have difficulty with basic living expenses and help with fees. Each year Macquarie University awards around $2.5 million in scholarships, most of which are given on the basis of financial need or other hardship. 

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