Master of Professional Accounting

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) is designed to meet the global demand for high-quality graduates in accounting. The Master of Professional Accounting is extremely popular for a number of reasons: Graduates of accounting benefit from high employment prospects. There are no shortages of accountancy job vacancies in the near future. This ensures jobs security. As the world economy progresses, the need for accounting graduates gets stronger, proving favourable for holders of qualifications from Australia due to overseas recognition. Graduates will meet the academic requirements for membership of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and the Institute of Public Accountants. An MPA qualification provides flexibility as accounting professionals are needed in any industry, meaning more options to choose from. Students will integrate theoretical and technical knowledge of financial and management accounting, auditing, finance, economics, quantitative methods, information systems, business law and taxation law.

Structure

160 credit points.

Subjects

  • Accounting

Standard entry requirements

  • To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites: Equivalent of an Australian bachelor's degree in any discipline (the equivalent of an Australian bachelor's degree in a related discipline will be eligible for up to four units credit)
  • OR a Graduate Certificate in a related discipline.

Recognition

The Master of Professional Accounting has been designed to meet the entry requirements of the professional accounting bodies, CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Study pathways

A student who has completed the requirements prescribed for the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting or Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting may exit from the course with the relevant award.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne (St Patrick's) Domestic: $56,000
International: $64,000
No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) Domestic: $56,000
International: $64,000
No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

Career paths: Accounting firms and Financial management

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