Master of Accountancy

Western Sydney University

The Master of Accountancy will equip students with an in-depth theoretical knowledge of accounting. On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge, skills and expertise to become professional accounting practitioners and satisfy the pre entry educational requirements for the CPA Australia, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) or the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). The course content delivers a contemporary education in accounting principles and procedures supported by knowledge of associated disciplines of law, economics and finance. Students will learn to apply accounting concepts, theories and models through a range of individual and collaborative means using a blended learning design that draws from industry relevant projects with exposure to realistic business problems.

Course Fee:

Australian: $48,000
International: $57,520

Entry Requirements:

Undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline or graduate certificate.


160 credit points which include 12 core units and 4 electives.

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Law; Finance; Auditing; Economics

Study Pathways:

A maximum of 3 introductory units may be granted. Advanced standing is not available to students who do not possess an Australian bachelor degree or equivalent.

Further information:

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof can be found on the Universities Admissions Centre website (UAC). There are inherent requirements for this course that students must meet in order to complete the course and graduate. Visit the website for more information.


CPA Australia; The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia; Institute of Public Accountants

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Sydney City No info Yes Full time 2 years
Parramatta City No info Yes Part time 4 years
Sydney City No info Yes Part time 4 years
Parramatta City No info Yes Full time 2 years
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Provider CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

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