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University of New England
The Master of Commerce (Public Accounting) from the University of New England (UNE) is an online program designed for students who want the latest knowledge in public accountancy to improve their job competitiveness and professional standing.
Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to gain membership to the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).
Graduates from this course will be equipped with knowledge of the latest trends and theories in accounting and will learn how to critically reflect upon and apply theory in accounting practice. Students learn to identify complex accounting problems and how to solve them using the latest techniques in research, data collection and synthesis.
This program is also designed for students who already hold a Graduate Certificate in Public Accounting or an undergraduate degree. It provides a flexible pathway for existing IPA members to qualify for professional registration as a tax agent and to meet RG 146 ASIC compliance.
If plans change, and you can no longer commit to the full Master of Commerce (Public Accounting), you could still be eligible to receive a postgraduate qualification. Depending on the credit points you've completed, you could exit with a Graduate Certificate in Public Accounting or a Graduate Diploma in Public Accounting.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.
In this commerce course, the subjects you may study include:
Accounting for Companies major
Financial Services major
Small Enterprise major
Tax Practitioner major
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Master of Commerce (Public Accounting) from the University of New England.
Career opportunities for graduates of this course include leadership roles in the financial services industries, general management, and senior roles in professional accountancy practice across the public and private sectors in Australia and internationally. Graduates are also eligible to apply for full professional membership to the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).
UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:
Curious about where a career in accounting could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Students must pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.
The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
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