Master of Professional Accounting

Kaplan Business School

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 02426B

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.

Designed for

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


12 core subjects


  • Accounting

Standard 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


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).

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.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne International: $31,200 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 1.5 years
Sydney International: $31,200 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 1.5 years
Adelaide International: $31,200 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 1.5 years
Brisbane International: $31,200 Yes No information available

Further information

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

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