Business School

Master of Professional Accounting

Launch your global Accounting career with the UWA Business School’s Master of Professional Accounting.

This course will provide you with training in the technical aspects of the preparation of accounting data; develop your skills in the application of accounting information to solving problems and making decisions; and develop your knowledge and skills in related professional disciplines such as finance, taxation, auditing and management.

In addition, the Master of Professional Accounting is recognised by the three major professional bodies.

Accounting at UWA

Course information

Course structure

As a Master of Professional Accounting student, you will complete between 12 and 16 units, depending on your prior studies.

Students who have not completed the Bachelor of Commerce, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty, must complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 4 units from this group, as advised by the Faculty:

ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting
ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy
MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making
MGMT5610 Applied Professional Business Communications

All students will complete the following units:

ACCT4440 Management Accounting: Issues and Perspectives
ACCT5501 Contemporary Issues in Accounting
ACCT5511 Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting
ACCT5521 Advanced Corporate Financial Accounting
ACCT5522 Principles of Auditing
ACCT5531 Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice
ACCT5633 Accounting for Planning and Control
ACCT5637 Principles of Taxation
FINA5432 Introduction to Finance
FINA5523 Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation
LAWS5508 Commercial and Company Law
MGMT5506 Ethics and Sustainability Management

Graduate profile

“Accounting is the language and basic tool of business. To me, the Master of Professional Accounting is not only a process to become more proficient in this “language” but a degree with a great number of possibilities in my future career route. It provided me with the practical skills and perspective needed to succeed in business, improved my communication skills and gave me the foundation I need to become a CPA.”

Jie Miao

Career options

Accounting graduates are in demand around the world. An Accounting degree will lead to a range of careers in the fields of: Accounting, Financial Control, Consulting, Auditing, and tax-related services.

This course satisfies the accreditation requirements of the following professional accounting associations: the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants (CPA Australia), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Graduates are eligible to enter the membership programs of these organisations.

Related careers

Further study opportunities

After appropriate work experience, graduates may choose to enrol in the MBA Full Time Intensive.

Course at a glance

Location offered Crawley (Perth, Western Australia)
Attendance types Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode Internal (on campus)
Starting dates Semester 1 (February), Semester 2 (July)
Weekly time commitment The estimated time commitment is 12 hours per unit which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Standard full-time completion 1.5 - 2 years (depending on if advanced standing is granted for prior learning). For details, contact the Business School Student Centre.
Maximum time to complete 5 years
Course fees See our Course Calculator
Scholarships See our Business School Scholarships and UWA Scholarships
Course code 40610
CRICOS Code 063104D, 083274J

Admission requirements

All students must meet UWA’s English language competency requirements.
To be eligible for admission, you must meet the following requirements:

Pathway One
  • A bachelor’s degree, or equivalent as recognised by UWA; and
  • Any one of the following:
    • The equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent; or
    • A valid Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of at least 550; or
    • At least five years of relevant documented professional experience considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course.
* Applicants with a bachelor’s degree with a major in Accounting may not be accepted into this course. Please contact the UWA Business School Student Centre for advice.
Pathway Two
  • A UWA Graduate Certificate in Business, or
  • An equivalent accredited post-experience qualification, as recognised by UWA; with the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent.

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