Professional Accounting

The units of study listed below are those available for the current year and were approved at the time of publication. Students may also include any units of study, which are additional to those currently listed, which appear under these subject areas in the Business School handbook/website in subsequent years.

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Table of postgraduate units of study: Professional Accounting

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Professional Accounting

Master of Professional Accounting

Students must complete 96 credit points in units of study, comprising:
(i) 84 credit points in core units in study, which includes:
(a) 42 credit points in foundation core units of study
(b) 36 credit points in advanced core units of study
(c) a 6 credit point capstone unit of study; and
(ii) 12 credit points in elective units of study.

Units of study for the degree

Core units of study
(a) Foundation
BUSS5080 and ACCT5001 must be completed in the first semester of study.
ACCT5001
Foundation in Accounting
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS5080
Succeeding in the Accounting Profession
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS5001
Firms, Markets and Business Management
6    N ECON5001 or ECON5002 or ECON5003 or ECOF5010
Intensive February
Semester 1
Semester 2
CLAW5001
Legal Environment of Business
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC5001
Foundation in Finance
6      Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
INFS5000
Accounting Information Systems
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
QBUS5002
Quantitative Methods for Accounting
6    A Students should be capable of reading data in tabulated form, working with Microsoft EXCEL, and doing High School level of mathematics
N ECMT5001 or QBUS5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
(b) Advanced
ACCT6001
Intermediate Financial Reporting
6    P ACCT5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
ACCT6007
Contemporary Issues in Auditing
6    P ACCT6001
Semester 1
Semester 2
ACCT6008
Managerial Accounting and Decision Making
6    P ACCT5001
N ACCT5002
Semester 1
Semester 2
ACCT6010
Advanced Financial Reporting
6    P ACCT6001
Semester 1
Semester 2
CLAW6002
Corporate Structures in Practice
6    P CLAW5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
CLAW6026
Taxation Law and Practice
6    P CLAW5001
N CLAW5002
Semester 1
Semester 2
(c) Capstone
The capstone unit must be completed in the final semester of study.
ACCT6120
Corporate Governance and Accountability
6    A CLAW5001
P ACCT6010
Semester 1
Semester 2
Elective units of study
ACCT6002
International Accounting
6    A Accounting standards and their application
P ACCT5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
ACCT6003
Fundamental Analysis for Equity Investment
6    A QBUS5001 or QBUS5002
P ACCT5001 and FINC5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
ACCT6006
Advanced Managerial Accounting

This unit of study is not available in 2022

6    P ACCT5002
Semester 1
ACCT6015
Extended Performance Reporting
6    P ACCT5001
Semester 2
ACCT6019
Analytics for Accounting
6    P (ACCT5002 or ACCT6008) and ACCT6001 and QBUS5002
Semester 1
BUSS6104
Business Practicum
6    A A sound understanding of business and strong written and oral communication skills
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS6105
Leading in a Post-Crisis World
6    N BUSS6103
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS6500
Industry Placement
6    P Completion of at least 24 credit points with a minimum average of 60% (WAM)
N ECOF6500

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Further information and application process is outlined at https://sydney.edu.au/students/placement-internship-opportunities.html or contact the WIL Hub Placement team: business.placements@sydney.edu.au.
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS6506
China Industry Placement
6    A To enrol in this unit students must be Mandarin speakers and have the right to work in China
P Completion of at least 24 credit points with a minimum average of 60% (WAM)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Further information and application process is outlined at https://sydney.edu.au/students/placement-internship-opportunities.html or contact the WIL Hub Placement team: business.placements@sydney.edu.au.
Intensive July
BUSS6514
Industry Self-Sourced Placement
6    A A sound understanding of business and strong written and oral communication skills
P Completion of at least 24 credit points


Further information and application process is outlined at https://sydney.edu.au/students/placement-internship-opportunities.html or contact the WIL Hub Placement team: business.placements@sydney.edu.au.
Semester 1
Semester 2
BWIL6573
Job Smart Edge
6    N BUSS6102

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Intensive October
Students need to be simultaneously enrolled in the Job Smart Edge co-curricular program.
Intensive April
Intensive October
CLAW6031
International Financial Crime
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC6001
Finance: Theory to Applications
6    P FINC5001


Master of Commerce / Master of Commerce (Extension) students must complete this unit before the Capstone subject for this specialisation.
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC6013
International Business Finance
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS5003
Global Business
6    N IBUS5001
Intensive February
Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6110
Managerial Cognition and Int'l Business
6      Semester 2
INFS6012
Digital Information Infrastructures
6    C INFS5002 or COMP5206
Semester 2
ITLS6501
Infrastructure Financing
6      Intensive July
QBUS6310
Business Operations Analysis
6    P ECMT5001 or QBUS5001 or QBUS5002
N ECMT6008
Semester 2
QBUS6860
Visual Data Analytics
6    A The unit assumes knowledge of statistics and confidence in working with data
P QBUS5001 or QBUS5002
Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK5003
Management and Organisations
6      Semester 1
WORK6030
Performance and Rewards
6      Semester 1

Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting

Students must complete 48 credit points in units of study comprising:
(i) 30 credit points in core units in study, which includes:
(a) 18 credit points in foundation units of study
(b) 12 credit points in advanced units of study
(ii) 18 credit points in elective units of study

Units of study for the course

Core units of study
(a) Foundation
ACCT5001 must be completed in the first semester of study
ACCT5001
Foundation in Accounting
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
CLAW5001
Legal Environment of Business
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC5001
Foundation in Finance
6      Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
(b) Advanced
ACCT6001
Intermediate Financial Reporting
6    P ACCT5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
ACCT6008
Managerial Accounting and Decision Making
6    P ACCT5001
N ACCT5002
Semester 1
Semester 2
Elective units of study
ACCT6007
Contemporary Issues in Auditing
6    P ACCT6001
Semester 1
Semester 2
ACCT6010
Advanced Financial Reporting
6    P ACCT6001
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS5001
Firms, Markets and Business Management
6    N ECON5001 or ECON5002 or ECON5003 or ECOF5010
Intensive February
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS5080
Succeeding in the Accounting Profession
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
CLAW6002
Corporate Structures in Practice
6    P CLAW5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
CLAW6026
Taxation Law and Practice
6    P CLAW5001
N CLAW5002
Semester 1
Semester 2
INFS5000
Accounting Information Systems
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
QBUS5002
Quantitative Methods for Accounting
6    A Students should be capable of reading data in tabulated form, working with Microsoft EXCEL, and doing High School level of mathematics
N ECMT5001 or QBUS5001
Semester 1
Semester 2