Federation Business School

Master of Professional Accounting (MPA)


The Master of Professional Accounting provides you with a comprehensive program of study in accounting theory and practice, that is recognised and accredited by the Certified Practising Accountants Australia (CPA Australia), the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), enabling you to pursue a pathway to qualification as a professional accountant.

In addition to core subject areas of accounting, financial management and auditing, you will be introduced to related disciplines, including business law, taxation, information systems, economics and quantitative methods. The program is offered via flexible delivery, allowing you to study at the Berwick Campus or via online delivery.


2 years full-time

Program structure

Knowledge suite

  • Research and Statistical Methods for Business
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Taxation Law and Practice
  • Financial Accounting
  • Commercial Law
  • Business Economics
  • Accounting Concepts & Practices
  • Information System Design and Development for Accountants
  • Corporate Law

Knowledge suite electives

Four electives must be chosen from a range of postgraduate business courses. The following electives are indicative of what may be on offer:

  • Business Economics
  • Critical Issues and Advances in Management
  • Project Management
  • Marketing Services Organisations
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Integrated Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Managing Six Sigma: Tools and Methods
  • Change Agent Strategies
  • Financial Management

Capstone suite

  • Auditing and Assurance Services
  • Financial Management

Entry requirements

The MPA is intended for applicants who have an undergraduate degree in any discipline. In exceptional circumstances, applicants who do not have a bachelor's degree may be admitted on the basis of relevant work experience, and demonstrated capacity to undertake the program as determined by the school.

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