Master of Professional Accounting (MPAC)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Program Description

Master of Professional Accounting (MPAC)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Accounting is critical

Accounting is a critical component of any company or institution. Accounting as a profession has seen a major shift in recent decades, from a strictly financial focus of economic accountability to a more complex role within business organisations and management. The accounting profession has also expanded to include areas such as information systems, insolvency and forensic investigations.

Change to a career in accounting

If you want to become an accountant and already have a bachelor or 8-unit non-accounting master's degree, the Master of Professional Accounting will get you there. The emphasis is on practical experience and preparing you thoroughly for the accounting profession through this master’s conversion program.

Professional accreditation

Graduates of the Master of Professional Accounting will meet the educational entrance requirements of both the CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), as long as a certain list of subjects are studied.

This provides Associate membership of CPA Australia, eligibility to study the CPA Australia professional exams and eligibility to study the CAANZ professional exams.

Successful completion of the Master of Professional Accounting can qualify students for exemptions from the Fundamental level (9 papers) of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams. For further details please refer to the ACCA website.

Career outcomes

You will graduate as a qualified accountant, your career opportunities may include public accountant, chartered accountant, company accountant, company secretary, financial administrator, investment advisor, forensic accountant, in the government (in the tax department, audit office, treasury and local government), or in financial institutions including banks and building societies.

Entry Requirements

  • An approved bachelor degree

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Miscellaneous

On-campus Online
Semester intake: Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 3 (November)
Campus: Springfield, Toowoomba -
Fees: Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Standard duration: 2 years full-time,
up to 6 years part-time
2 years full-time,
up to 6 years part-time


Last updated August 29, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus or Online
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Feb. 2018
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2 - 6 years
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21,360 AUD
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Australia - Australia Online
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Australia - Springfield, Queensland
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Australia - Toowoomba, Queensland
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Nov. 2017
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Australia - Springfield, Queensland
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July 2018
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Domestic full fee paying for the first time of study (Approximately)