Master of Professional Accounting / Master of Business Administration

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

The Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Business Administration is a Coursework combined program and is designed for students with a degree in a field other than Accounting who wish to obtain a sound introduction to accounting and business concepts and procedures. The program encompasses study in finance, general management, taxation law and auditing, marketing, human resources management, International business, E-business and entrepreneurship.

Designed for

Students seeking a range of skills for careers encompassing business administration and accounting


18 courses (180 units). Students are required to complete 17 core courses (170 units) and 1 directed courses (10 units).


  • Accounting
  • Business administration

Standard entry requirements

  • 3-year Bachelor degree in a related discipline
  • Or 3-year Bachelor Degree in a non-related discipline plus 1-year relevant business experience
  • Or at least 7 years relevant business experience, including 2 years in a management position.


The program is structured to satisfy the Guidelines for Joint Accreditation of Tertiary Courses by the Professional Accounting Bodies issued jointly by CPA Australia and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA), and the Core Curriculum Areas issued by the ICAA. Graduation from an accredited accounting program facilitates initial entry to Associate membership of CPA Australia and (subject to employment and supervision requirements) eligibility for enrolment in the ICAA's CA Program. Students completing the program will meet the academic requirements for Associate membership of CPA Australia and enrolment in the CPA Program, and for enrolment in the Chartered Accountants Program of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Sydney International: $82,730 No

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