Master of Professional Accounting

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    Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR
  • Duration

    1.5 years full-time
    (or part-time equiv.)
  • Start Dates

  • Location

    Melbourne Campus

The Melbourne campus offers a pathway into degrees for international pathway students only. For the equivalent version for both domestic and international students at the Adelaide, North Terrace campus visit Master of Professional Accounting.

Fast track your career in accounting

Modern economies depend on good accounting. We need experts who understand and can explain financial and social business environment to others.

Our Master of Professional Accounting offers an intensive 1.5-year path to careers in accounting, financial management, auditing and business advising.

This degree is available to international students only.

What will you do?

  • Learn the fundamentals of financial and management accounting.
  • Study advanced accounting concepts and analytical techniques.
  • Take courses in taxation and auditing.
  • Explore relevant business areas such as economics, finance, information systems and business law.
  • Consider the role of technology and ways to build positive client relationships.

Students will commence their pathway studies as a University of Adelaide College student undertaking a Pre-Master's Program (PMP). On successful completion of the PMP, students will receive one trimesters of credit for all University level subjects completed.

Where could it take you?

Accounting graduates are always in demand and enjoy both stability and variety. Due to changes in reporting practices, career opportunities are increasing across public and private sectors. You might work with a charity, in education or for the government. Perhaps you’ll become chief financial officer at a company or manage budgets in the sporting world. You could even unmask financial deceptions as a forensic accountant.

  • Top 150 in world for Accounting and Finance^
  • Graduates gain associate membership with CPA and CAANZ
  • AACSB accredited

^QS World University Rankings, 2022

Entry Requirements

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Domestic applicants

Not offered to domestic students.

Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Unavailable - see previous year for indicative only fee.


These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Professional Accreditation

Adelaide Business School is AACSB* accredited, and as such our programs have passed rigorous standards of quality. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and only the best schools in the world earn AACSB accreditation.

The Master of Professional Accounting satisfies the academic requirements for associate membership to CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

*Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Potential careers

Graduates of this program have gone on to roles such as:

Accountant;  Auditor;  Business Analyst;  Business Consultant;  Business Management;  Finance Manager;  Financial Services Officer;  Forensic Accountant;  Taxation Officer

Degree Structure

Indicative study plan
Core Courses Listed in order from foundation to advanced

ACCTING 7019 Accounting Concepts and Methods
ECON 7200 Economic Principles
CORPFIN 7005 Principles of Finance
CORPFIN 7033 Quantitative Methods
ACCTING 7026 Accounting Systems and Processes
ACCTING 7020 Intermediate Financial Reporting
COMMLAW 7012 Business and Corporation Law
ACCTING 7014 Management Accounting
COMMLAW 7013 Income Taxation
ACCTING 7009 Auditing and Assurance Services
ACCTING 7023 Advanced Financial Accounting
Electives 1x elective course

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Last updated: Wednesday, 13 Sep 2023