Campuses and locations
The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
Face to Face
1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 5 years maximum.
$30,455 (indicative annual fee, 2019)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
1.5 years full-time.
Face to Face
A career in accounting provides challenging, rewarding and versatile opportunities in the current business environment. Increasingly, businesses are looking for people with superior analytical skills that accounting can provide.
A Master of Professional Accounting is a qualification that equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to succeed in accounting and aid career progression to senior management level.
The Masters of Professional Accounting is designed for students who have qualifications in an area other than accounting. You will gain knowledge of accounting concepts that are transferrable to organisations of all sizes, whether they are in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors.
You will study topics in:
Achieving the requirements of the Master of Professional Accounting means you meet the eligibility requirement for entry into CPA Australia, CA Australia and New Zealand and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
The combined Masters program in Professional Accounting and Business Administration (MBA) will set you apart in the increasingly competitive global labour market. The qualification will equip you with the technical expertise to work in the rigorous world of accounting as well as an extended understanding in the whole of business practice, providing the knowledge required to excel in senior management.
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
The Masters of Professional Accounting (Advanced) is the gateway to membership with CPA Australia, CA Australia and New Zealand and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), three internationally recognised professional qualifications. A thorough understanding of accounting principles and membership of internationally recognised professional accounting bodies make for a versatile and highly employable graduate.
Knowledge, skills and confidence in accounting are important attributes of senior managers. Accounting skills are transferrable across all industries and are required for sound financial decision making. The insights you will gain as a graduate of the Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to seek employment in careers such as:
The theory and accounting principles you have acquired through the Master of Professional Accounting will equip you for diverse real-world business situations. This knowledge will increase your value and see you fast-track to leadership and career advancement.
The Newcastle Business School is accredited with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), earned by fewer than 5% of the world's business programs. AACSB is the premier, and longest-standing, international accrediting body for business programs and is the international benchmark for excellence in business education.