Master of Professional Accounting

Kaplan Business School

The Master of Professional Accounting is an internationally recognised qualification and currently the fastest way to fulfil the requirements for CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of accounting principles while improving their critical thinking and analytical skills. The program will also hone expertise in general management and corporate governance, and strengthen students' ability to evaluate contemporary accounting and business issues in a corporate environment. Graduates seek placements within the accounting industry and are typically employed as business risk managers, external auditors and assurance specialists, financial analysts, insolvency and reconstruction specialists, internal auditors, management consultants, taxation specialists and treasurers.

Course Fee:

Australian: $29,400
International: $31,200

Entry Requirements:

An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent). English Entry Requirements: Academic IELTS Overall 6.0, with no individual band score less than 6.0) or; TOEFLiBT - 72 or; TOEIC - 700 or; FCE & CAE - Overall score of 169 (with no band less than 169) or; PTE Academic - Score of 54 or; EAP - Level 3


12 core subjects

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Graduates are eligible for admission into professional programs offered by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia. Graduates may also apply for credit entry into the Kaplan Business School's Master of Business Administration or a related graduate degree at another Australian higher education provider.

Further information:

International students are required to undertake a full time study workload.


All Bachelor and postgraduate accounting programmes are outcomes-focused and accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Accountant Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and Certified Practicing Accountants Australia (CPA).

Who for:

Those from non-accounting backgrounds who wish to pursue a career in the accounting industry

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Adelaide No info Yes Full time 1 year
Brisbane No info Yes Part time 1.5 years
Brisbane No info Yes Full time 1 year
Melbourne No info Yes Part time 1.5 years
Melbourne No info Yes Full time 1 year
Sydney No info Yes Part time 1.5 years
Sydney No info Yes Full time 1 year
Adelaide No info Yes Part time 1.5 years
Kaplan Business School is a specialist provider of globally recognised higher education courses in accounting, business, management, marketing and hospitality & tourism.

KBS has four centrally located campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane, in addition to online study options.

It is their mission to maximise graduate employability by providing students with the tools they need to achieve their educational & career goals. Kaplan strive to be the most personalised business school that best understand a student's need.

Lead by a faculty boasting both academic credentials and industry experience, Kaplan ensure all subjects contain theoretical and practical relevance. Class sizes are small ensuring students enjoy a supportive learning environment and individual attention. The structure of their programmes as well as the standard and accelerated study options provides flexibility for students to suit their needs.

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