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University of South Australia Master of Professional Accounting DMPC
University of South Australia

Master of Professional Accounting DMPC

Adelaide, Australia

2 Years


Full time

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Jul 2024

AUD 39,600 / per year *


* 2021 fees, per annum, per 1.0 EFTSL


Degree overview

  • Designed to develop advanced knowledge and skills for accounting practice.
  • One of only five Australian universities to offer professional CPA elective courses within an accounting degree.
  • Develop crucial analytical, business management, problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Complete 150 hours of an industry placement as an elective course.
  • Focus on key areas such as commerce, tax, law, auditing, financial management and public practice.
  • Provide advice under the supervision of qualified tax professionals to members of the community and small businesses in our student-run Tax Clinic.
  • Be mentored by a senior business leader through the Executive Partners Programme.
  • Qualify for Advanced Standing for previous qualifications and complete your degree in just 1.5 years.
  • Study a curriculum informed by world-class research in Accounting1.


The Master of Professional Accounting will prepare you for practice as a professional accountant. You will develop analytical, general business management and critical problem-solving skills, and gain a comprehensive understanding of accounting practice.

Your studies will focus on financial and management accounting, finance, commercial law, taxation law and auditing. You’ll study contemporary research and real-life case studies with the opportunity to complete an industry placement in Australia or overseas. You will graduate well-equipped for a global career and knowledgeable in areas such as accounting, tax, financial management and public practice.

Our summer and winter schools offer exciting study and learning opportunities. With options such as intensives and internships, you can spread your study load across the year and increase your exchange opportunities.

If you already have a business degree or another related qualification, you could be eligible for Advanced Standing and complete this degree in just 1.5 years.

Why Master of Professional Accounting

The University of South Australia Business School is one of the largest leading providers of accounting and finance education in Australia and Asia and is ranked in the top one per cent worldwide1.

UniSA Business is the only business school in South Australia accredited by both AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EFMD (EQUIS) – the world’s leading accreditation bodies recognising excellence in business education and research at a global level. These dual accreditations demonstrate the high standards we hold across all areas such as teaching, student learning and research, as well as our commitment to continually improving the quality of our programmes.


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