Master of Professional Accounting

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

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. The two-year course can be completed in one year if students have a bachelor degree in business or a related field. The course is ideal for graduates who do not have an undergraduate degree in accountancy and wish to obtain a professional accountancy qualification for a career change. Having a Master's qualification will provide students with an added advantage over students who have completed a Bachelor degree.

Course Fee:

Australian: $56,000
International: $62,000

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree in any discipline; or Graduate Certificate in a related discipline. International applicants need to meet English Language Proficiency requirements. *Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2020 Admission.


160 Credit Points.

Subjects you can Study:


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.

Further information:

Career paths: Accounting firms and Financial management


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.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 4 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Part time 4 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 2 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Full time 2 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Is the information on this page correct? Request update

Request Information
Enquire about this course

Related courses