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What will I learn?

The Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Business Administration is a Coursework combined program and is designed for students with a degree in a field other than Accounting who wish to obtain a sound introduction to accounting and business concepts and procedures. The program encompasses study in finance, general management, taxation law and auditing, marketing, human resources management, International business, E-business and entrepreneurship.

The Master of Business Administration provides students with a range of analytic, strategic and leadership skills which will prepare them for increasingly competitive careers in business management in the corporate and public sectors. The program offers a grounding in fundamental business areas such as organisational behaviour, leadership, marketing and management. Analytic and problem solving skills are emphasised through an applied understanding of the theoretical framework within which today’s managers must operate, as well as the acquisition of practical skills in teamwork, writing, presentation and time-management. The ability to cope with rapid organisational and technological change is developed through and understanding of organisational behaviour, information systems and organisational change and development.

Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

Effective oral and written skills to communicate complex business management information to a variety of audiences

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business and Law



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,385.00 (US$ 25,810) per year
The University of Newcastle is pleased to announce a new Study from Home Fee Waiver for commencing international students who cannot study in Australia due to border closures. Do not delay your study plans – start studying online and complete your studies in Australia when borders open. For students who commence studies online and offshore, we are offering a discount of up to 20%.

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

Start date

24 January 2022, 9 May 2022, 22 August 2022


Sydney CBD Campus

55 Elizabeth Street,


New South Wales,

2000, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Student must have completed Bachelor Degree (different discipline) or equivalent qualification. English language requirement: TOEFL paper-based test score of 550; TOEFL internet based score of 79; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5; PTE GSE score of 58; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 58.

For international students

Entry into the Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Business Administration will be available for applicants who have:

Bachelor (Honors) Degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification; or

Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, in a related field such as accounting, business, commerce, economics, finance, human resource management, industrial relations, management, marketing; or

Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, not in a related field and 1-year relevant organizational experience; or

At least 7 years' relevant organizational experience, including 2 years in a management position; or Successful completion of 75% (30 units) of one of the following UoN Faculty of Business and Law programs:

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance

Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

Graduate Certificate in Marketing

Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

Students seeking Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) must apply to the Program Convener. RPL applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

TOEFL paper-based test score of 550; TOEFL internet-based score of 79; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5; PTE GSE score of 58; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 58.

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


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