What will I learn?

The accounting sector in Singapore is undergoing a major transformation to realise its aim of becoming a leading global accountancy hub for Asia Pacific. To achieve this vision, one of the major initiatives implemented is the creation of new pathways to facilitate entry of degree holders from non-accountancy disciplines.

Introduced in 2006, the SMU MPA has been providing this pathway to new exciting career opportunities in the accountancy sector, both in professional services and corporate accounting. The adequacy and relevancy of our curriculum content is evidenced by the accreditations and endorsed status received from the licensing authority and professional bodies listed below:

  • AACSB International
  • Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (Singapore)
  • Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC)
  • Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)
  • CPA Australia
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)

These recognitions offer an accelerated pathway for MPA graduates to satisfy the membership requirements of these global professional bodies, and to qualify for the CPA or CA status. Such recognition gives SMU MPA graduates international mobility and a strong competitive edge over other graduates.

The newly revised MPA curriculum provides candidates with strong business fundamentals, technical skills for various accounting functions and professional accounting services. The programme can be completed in one year on a full-time basis, or over two years on a part-time basis.

Leveraging the unique SMU pedagogy, faculty and state-of-the-art city campus, the SMU MPA's professional recognition equips you with the necessary and relevant skill sets for today's competitive global business world.

Which department am I in?

School of Accountancy

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
SG$42,800.00 (23,37,520) per year
Registration fees: SG $5,500

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

Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

School of Accountancy

Singapore Management University,

60 Stamford Road,

178900, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have: Good undergraduate degree. A good score in GMAT or SMU Admissions Test. TOEFL/ IELTS is required if the medium of instruction of your undergraduate studies was not in English. It must be taken within the last 2 years at the time of submitting your application.

For international students

Applicants must demonstrate good prior academic performance in an undergraduate degree from a recognised institution of higher learning.

Applicants must have sufficient background in Mathematics/Calculus.

GMAT is compulsory for all applicants.

Applicants with post-undergraduate working experience will have an added advantage.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview by members of the MPA Admission Panel. For international students, telephone interviews will be conducted if they are not in Singapore.

Applicants must show proficiency in the English language. A TOEFL or IELTS test is required if the applicant's undergraduate degree was not conducted in English.

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About Singapore Management University (SMU)

QS Stars Asian University Rankings awarded Singapore Management University 5-star ratings for overall excellence and employability.

  • Recognised as a world-class research institution
  • Master of IT in business - in top 2 in Asia & 14th globally
  • MSc in wealth management - 1st in Asia and 3rd globally
  • 90 per cent of MBA graduates secured an internship in 2020