La Trobe University

Master of Professional Accounting (Information Systems Management)


Start dates
March, July, November 2018
2 years
Fees and costs
$28,000 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.

The Master of Professional Accounting (Information Systems Management) builds on the Master of Professional Accounting, which is designed to give you a thorough understanding of accounting concepts as they are applied to diverse business environments. The Information Systems Management specialisation will equip you with the skills and knowledge to give you a greater understanding of the technologies and knowledge required for a successful career in business IT. It is an ideal course for those wanting to seek employment within the accounting profession with an intimate knowledge of data analytical tools.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Entry requirements


The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent). Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors to determine whether an applicant has demonstrated the capacity to work at a Masters level, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or employment experience.

Career outcomes

Graduates with specialisations and working toward professional membership are highly regarded by prospective employers. To become a CPA, graduates are required to gain three years' work experience as well as completing the CPA program.

Professional recognition

The Master of Professional Accounting (Information Systems Management) is accredited by CPA Australia. Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Fees and scholarships

Course fees

$28,000 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.


Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2018 or Summer Semester, 2018/19.

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To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:

See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses.