Master of Professional Accounting (Extension)

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 as in the Master of Professional Accounting, but extends the program by four courses to enable students to gain further knowledge. High achieving students may be permitted (with approval from the program director) to undertake a research project.

Designed for

Graduates who have no or limited exposure to the study of accounting and who are seeking graduate entry into the accounting profession


17 courses (96 UOC): 13 core courses, 4 elective courses


  • 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: $99,920 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 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.

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