About this course
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.
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
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
- Business modelling and analysis
- Corporate financial management
- Corporations and contract law
- Income tax law
Why Swinburne Online?
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.