Postgraduate course

Master of Professional Accounting

Already have a degree and looking to change professions and work in the accounting industry? This is the course for you.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

M1273

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

12 months

Selection rank

CRICOS code

096792B
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Five-star rating

For Learner Engagement and Student Support for Accounting, Business and Management. 1

Strong job growth

For careers in accounting, advertising, finance, human resource management and management. 2

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In WA to offer SimLabTM, an immersive, virtual reality platform to prepare you for real-life HR experiences.

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Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
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Semester 2 Semester 2
Murdoch Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
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Overview

From mining to music, accounting is vital to every organisation in every industry. It’s an essential part of an organisation’s decision-making, planning, and even performance evaluation.

Learn how to solve problems, negotiate and become a trusted and respected decision-maker in any industry.

After completing this course, you can apply to become a member of professional accounting bodies, including CPA Australia, and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, if your goal is to work in professional accounting.

In your research projects you’ll work with academics, other students and our industry partners, which include government agencies, mining companies, accounting firms, IT service firms and real estate companies.

3 reasons to study a Master of Professional Accounting at Murdoch

  1. Complete this course in as little as 18 months – and with previous study and experience you could even gain credits for some units and graduate faster.
  2. Get practical experience in professional placements through our Work Integrated Learning program. Some of our MPA students have interned with major national building suppliers and local businesses.
  3. Our teaching staff have won teaching excellence awards, secured grant funding from CPA Australia, published journal articles and are actively involved in the industry.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • Accounting for managers
  • Business finance
  • Accounting processes
  • Corporate accounting
  • Taxation principles

Your future career

A postgraduate qualification can help you further your current career and move into a more senior role or help you change career paths to pursue new opportunities.

Depending on your own situation and career aspirations, your career could include roles such as:

  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Management Accountant
  • Tax Accountant
  • Auditor

Good financial management is needed across all industries. You could find yourself working in government, media, advertising, finance, and other areas of business or non-government organisations (NGOs).

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

Please note, if you have been granted credit for previous study this might affect your eligibility for admission to professional accounting bodies, so please speak with your Academic Chair.

We offer this Master of Professional Accounting for domestic students looking to transition into an accounting career from another profession. This degree program would suit teachers, nurses, engineers or any other graduates who might be considering a change of career. We also offer a Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) for international students.

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Apply to start

You can apply to start studying at the following times.
Available Not Available
Internal External
Kaplan Higher Education Institute and Kaplan Higher Education Academy, Singapore Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
Murdoch Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
View the dates for our teaching periods

Entry requirements

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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