Master of Professional Accounting

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) is designed for students who want a career in the accounting profession. The learning experience and knowledge areas for this program are focused on the practice of accounting.The course first introduces the fundamental principles of accounting, economics and aspects of the economic system and then proceeds to the study of specific knowledge areas which are vital for accounting professionals. You will develop knowledge and skills to apply accounting principles in the preparation and interpretation of financial statements and, to enable you to research current accounting issues. You will also have an understanding of the differences between accounting principles and taxation law and the tax implications of business activities.

Designed for

Graduates who have a degree in a discipline other than accounting


The Master of Professional Accounting requires the successful completion of 72 credit points


  • Professional accounting

Standard entry requirements

A recognised Bachelors degree, or equivalent, with an average mark of 50% or a UOW Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting*.


The Master of Professional Accounting enables students to meet the educational and membership requirements of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants ANZ, the Institute of Public Accountants, and international professional associations ACCA and CIMA.

Study pathways

Students who have completed a UOW Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting will be granted 24 credit points (4 core subjects) credit towards their MPA degree.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Sydney Business School International: $50,544 No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
Wollongong International: $50,544 Yes
  • Full-time : 1.5 years

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