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Master of Professional Accounting (MPA)

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) has been designed for students whose first degrees are in non-accounting fields. It provides you with a comprehensive program of study in accounting theory which is recognised by both CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, 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. Please note that online delivery is not available to international students on student visas.

Course overview

CRICOS Code: 085211G

Duration: 2 years* Fast track options apply

Intakes: March, July, November

Annual fees: AUD$28,000

Entry requirements

  • Overall IELTS band score of 6.0, with no band less than 6.0 or equivalent.
  • Applicants for this course must hold a Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional qualification in a finance discipline. Applicants holding other academic or professional qualifications and/ or significant finance work experience may also be granted admission.

Professional recognition

This course is recognised by Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) Australia.

Career opportunities

The Master of Professional Accounting will enable you to pursue a pathway to qualify as a professional accountant.

  • Banker
  • Professional accountant
  • Stockbroker
  • MPA

Course structure

16 units – 4 each semester

Sample course structure

Semester OneSemester One
Accounting concepts and practices
Information systems design and development for accountants
Business economics
Commercial law
Financial accounting
Auditing and assurance services
Financial management
Taxation law and practice
Semester TwoSemester Two
Research and statistical methods for business
Corporate accounting
Cost and management accounting
Corporate law
Business society and the planet