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What will I learn?

From mining to music, accounting is vital to every organisation in every industry. It’s an essential part of an organisation’s decision-making, planning, and even performance evaluation.

Learn how to solve problems, negotiate and become a trusted and respected decision-maker in any industry.

After completing this course, you can apply to become a member of professional accounting bodies, including CPA Australia, and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, if your goal is to work in professional accounting.

In your research projects you’ll work with academics, other students and our industry partners, which include government agencies, mining companies, accounting firms, IT service firms and real estate companies.

3 reasons to study a Master of Professional Accounting at Murdoch

Complete this course in as little as 18 months – and with previous study and experience you could even gain credits for some units and graduate faster.
Get practical experience in professional placements through our Work Integrated Learning program. Some of our MPA students have interned with major national building suppliers and local businesses.
Our teaching staff have won teaching excellence awards, secured grant funding from CPA Australia, published journal articles and are actively involved in the industry.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

Accounting for managers
Business finance
Accounting processes
Corporate accounting
Taxation principles

Your future career

A postgraduate qualification can help you further your current career and move into a more senior role or help you change career paths to pursue new opportunities.

Depending on your own situation and career aspirations, your career could include roles such as:

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Management Accountant
Tax Accountant

Good financial management is needed across all industries. You could find yourself working in government, media, advertising, finance, and other areas of business or non-government organisations (NGOs).

Which department am I in?

Business and Law



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$46,620.00 (25,36,453) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 August 2022


Murdoch University

Perth Campus,

90 South Street,


Western Australia,

6150, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a Bachelor degree (AQF level 7) or equivalent; Successful completion of at least two university units at AQF level 7 degree or above. Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS): overall 6.0 with no band below 6.0; Test of English as a Foreign Language - IBT (TOEFL IBT): 73 with no band less than 18; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Paper Based (TOEFL - Paper Based): 534 (Test of Written English not less than 4.5); Pearson Test of English (PTE) - 50 with no band below 50; Cambridge Advanced English prior 52 with no section less than Borderline; Cambridge Advanced English after 169 overall with no band below 169 ; Occupational English Test (OET): OET with a minimum of C in the four components.

For international students

Recognised Bachelor's degree or higher, or equivalent training, or professional training. Students who have completed a degree with an accounting major from an Australian university will not be considered for admission.

English Language requirements: IELTS overall 6.0 with no band below 6.0; CAE - 169 overall with no band below 169; PTE - 50 with no band below 50; TOEFL IBT - 73 with no band less than 18; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Paper Based (TOEFL - Paper Based) - 534 (Test of Written English not less than 4.5); OET - OET with a minimum of C (250-290) in each of the four components.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Murdoch University

Murdoch’s creative approach to education gives students the support, skills and opportunities to think critically and forge their own career pathways.

  • Murdoch University spans six campuses across three countries
  • Home to over 25,000 students from 90 countries
  • AUD 2.5 million awarded in scholarships annually
  • Top Australian university for industry co-authored papers

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