University of the Sunshine Coast

Master of Professional Accounting (MPA)

University of the Sunshine Coast

Course details

CRICOS course code: 059557J

Level of study: Postgraduate


The beauty of this program at USC is that you earn three prized professional memberships:

  • Associate member of CPA Australia
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • The Institute of Public Accountants

The MPA opens many doors for you to work in senior management roles and build yourself a top notch career. You will qualify to work in roles such as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Business Strategist, a Chartered Accountant, or as a key professional in the fast growing wealth management sector.

This program covers the latest business and accounting issues. It’s a comprehensive program that delivers accounting fundamentals, informatics, managerial finance, financial reporting, corporate reporting, issues in auditing practice, tax law and practice, the principles of economics and commercial law, and a research project.

Program structure

Required courses (14)

  • ACC506 Accounting Fundamentals
  • ACC508 Informatics and Financial Applications
  • ACC510 Financial Reporting
  • ACC511 Managerial Finance
  • ACC520 Legal Regulation of Business Structures
  • ACC521 Corporate Reporting
  • ACC610 Strategic Management Accounting
  • ACC611 Taxation Law and Practice
  • ACC620 Contemporary Accounting Issues
  • ACC621 Issues in Auditing Practice
  • BUS501 Business Analytics and Statistics
  • BUS502 Principles of Economics for Accountants
  • BUS503 Principles of Commercial Law

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 27,400 Per Year Read moreEstimated Total Tuition Fee: 54,800
Start date: 24 February 2020
20 July 2020
Duration: 2 years
Study mode: Full time

USC SouthBank

Ground floor, Building A4 (SW1)
52 Merivale Street Brisbane Queensland 4101

Entry criteria

Entry to the Master of Professional Accounting program will normally require:

  • Completion of a recognised Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Students who have completed a Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent in the same discipline may be eligible to receive credit of up to 48 units (4 courses)

IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each subtest; TOEFL: Internet-based - Overall score of 85 with minimum score of 21 for writing; TOEFL: Paper-based - Overall score of 575 with minimum essay score of 4; Pearson Test of English - Overall score of 58 with no sub score less than 50; CAE/CPE (results after Jan 2015) - Overall score of 177 or above with no less than 169 in each skill; ISLPR (IIAA accredited)- (previously ASLPR) - 3 in all four skill areas; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 - Successful completion with a minimum grade of 70%; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3 - Successful completion with a minimum overall score of 65%.


University of the Sunshine Coast
90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sunshine Coast Queensland 4556