Master of Professional Accounting

UNSW Sydney

Type of institution: Higher Education Institutions
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00098G

This program provides an introduction to business with an accounting focus and enables students to obtain recognition by the peak professional accounting bodies in Australia: CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants, Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). The program consists mainly of core courses, ensuring that all areas required for professional accreditation are covered.

Designed for

Graduates who have limited or no exposure to the study of accounting or graduates seeking professional accreditation


13 core courses (72 UOC)


  • Professional accounting

Standard entry requirements

A recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) with a credit average (65% or higher) as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Calculator.


Meets the educational requirements of peak professional accounting bodies including Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), CPA Australia and Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

Study pathways

Up to 4 courses (24 UOC) may be awarded based on previous business studies (bachelor or higher).

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
UNSW Business School International: $74,580 No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

Further information

An applicant with an average mark obtained in a Bachelor degree (for Australian qualifications this would be in the range of 60-64%) may result, on a case by case basis, in an offer being made based on the following performance indicators: GMAT score of 600 or above; completion of other undergraduate, postgraduate or research qualifications; professional qualifications completed through relevant professional bodies, for example the Institute of Chartered Accountants or CPA Australia; relevant work experience is not a requirement but may be taken into consideration as an indicator of performance to support the application.

Related courses

Browse more courses
Is the information on this page correct? Request update
Sign up to our newsletter for the latest scholarships and education news
You must agree before submitting.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Join the conversation