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Master of Professional Accounting (MPA)

Singapore

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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$48,600.00 (29,79,767) per year

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

Application deadline

31 January 2023, 31 March 2023, 31 May 2023

More details

Start date

21 August 2023

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

The application criteria for the MPA programme are as follows:

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.
Applicants have the option to take SMU Admissions Test (SMUAT) or GMAT or GRE as an admission test for application to the programme.
Applicants with relevant working experience will have an added advantage.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an online interview by members of the MPA Admissions Panel.
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.

Deadline: August 2023 intake - 31 January 2023 (Phase 1); 31 March 2023 (Phase 1); 31 May 2023 (Phase 1).

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