RMIT University

Master of Professional Accounting

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00122A

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) is designed primarily for students from non-accounting backgrounds who want to develop an understanding of the technical and social dimensions in accounting and business. It is a broad-based qualification that combines core accounting studies with authentic learning experiences delivered through industry-informed work-integrating learning subjects and global study experiences. Through this combination of accounting studies and electives designed to develop valuable professional and cross-cultural skills, this degree is suited to current workers who have progressed into a role that requires accounting knowledge, as well as people contemplating a career in accounting for the first time

Designed for

Graduates of non-accounting disciplines, who wish to broaden their career prospects


  • Professional accounting

Standard entry requirements

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent), or higher-level qualification, in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.


Associate membership: CPA Australia; the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia; the Institute of Public Accountants. Students must meet the chosen professional body's qualification program to gain full membership.

Study pathways

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting students will be admitted to the Master of Professional Accounting which requires the successful completion of a further 8 courses.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne City Domestic: $65,280
International: $90,240
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Online Domestic: $65,280
International: $86,400
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years

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