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Master of Professional Accounting (Extension)




What will I learn?

The Master of Professional Accounting (Extension) provides graduates with the necessary skills, knowledge, and expertise for a career in professional accounting practice, and meets the requirements for professional recognition, including CPA Australia (CPAA) and Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). The Extension course delves deeper into accounting practice with seven electives to choose from, including forensic accounting, international accounting, and ethics and governance.

The accounting subjects are highly practical and focussed on industry needs. The professional recognition of the course provides students with qualifications that enhance both their employment and promotion opportunities. It is recognised for educational membership entry into professional accounting bodies.

Course aims

The course aims to provide local and international graduates with the requisite knowledge in accounting and the role accounting plays in providing information products supporting all areas of business activity. In addition to providing a professionally recognised qualification, the course comprises a mix of accounting, finance, legal, communication and economics subjects that collectively provide a range of essential business skills and knowledge that are necessary for employment in today's dynamic business environment.

Course structure

The course comprises 96 credit points, made up of 13 core subjects (totalling 78 credit points), plus three elective subjects (totalling 18 credit points).


Career options include management-level positions in industry or government, as well as not-for-profit organisations. With the CPA and ICAA qualification being recognised internationally, the prospect for overseas employment is also enhanced.

Which department am I in?

UTS Business School



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$45,792.00 (US$ 30,744) per year
The cost per credit point for 2023 is AUD $954

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

Start date

20 February 2023, 7 August 2023


University of Technology Sydney - UTS

UTS Campus,

15 Broadway,


New South Wales,

2007, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 out of 4 and less than 10 per cent fail grades.

For international students

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

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


About University of Technology Sydney - UTS

UTS boasts a culturally diverse campus life and a vast range of innovative courses that prepare graduates for the workplaces of today and the future.

  • Australia’s No.1 Young University
  • Located in Sydney’s creative and digital precinct
  • Practice-based teaching and learning with an industry focus
  • More than AUD 12 million offered in scholarships and grants

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