Master of Professional Accounting (MPA)

Accounting is an integral part of the management and governance of any enterprise. It acts as a decision-making aid by providing the information necessary for planning, control and performance evaluation. The stakeholders of an entity rely on accounting information to assist in a variety of decisions including the acquisition or sale of shares, lending of funds and the provision of services or goods.

This Master’s Degree is aimed at students from any discipline seeking to acquire an accredited Accounting qualification.

Please note that students who have completed a degree with an accounting major from an Australian university will not be considered for admission.

Professional Accreditations

  • Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
    Receive exemptions for up to 9 exams (3 Applied Knowledge and 6 Applied Skills exams)
  • Accredited by the CPA Australia
    Direct entry into CPA programmes

Professional Recognition

  • Recognised by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA)
    Receive exemptions for up to 3 modules with the Singapore Chartered Accountant Qualification (SCAQ) Foundation Programme
  • Recognised by the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) for Professional membership

Professional Membership

  • Associate Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)1

The Murdoch Advantage

  • Complete in 16 months
  • Plan your own schedule and study at your own pace
  • Mainly coursework-based


Industry-Relevant Units

Core Units

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Accounting Processes
  • Accounting Theory and Governance
  • Auditing
  • Business Finance
  • Business Valuation
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Economics and Business Strategy
  • Management Accounting
  • Principles of Business Governance
  • Quantitative Research for Business
  • Taxation Principles

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1. Associate membership is available to applicants who have completed an Accounting Degree or an equivalent Accounting qualification. 

Accreditations remain subject to accreditation providers. Kaplan Higher Education Academy are not responsible for any changes in accreditation requirements or loss of accreditation status not attributable to Kaplan Higher Education Academy or Kaplan Higher Education Institute.