• Application Deadline
  • 12 months


The Master of Professional Accounting from Singapore Management University curriculum offers academic rigour and first-hand industry knowledge, and is taught by world-class faculty with significant industry experience. 

The MPA appeals to two main groups of aspirants – non-accounting graduates who wish to join the accounting profession, and those who require accounting knowledge in their expanded or future roles. 

MPA graduates are well sought after in areas of accounting, auditing, banking, finance, taxation and consulting in both the public and private sectors.

The accounting sector in Singapore is undergoing a major transformation to realise its aim of becoming a leading global accountancy hub for Asia Pacific. To achieve this vision, one of the major initiatives implemented is the creation of new pathways to facilitate entry of degree holders from non-accountancy disciplines.

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  • AACSB International
  • Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority 
  • Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC)
  • Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand 
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountant 
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants 
  • Institute of Management Accountants 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Economics & Statistics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Audit & Assurance
  • Financial Management
  • Corporate Reporting & Financial Analysis
  • Advanced Financial Accounting

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    May intake is open for the part-time option only.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

       12 - 14 Months

    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Applicants must demonstrate good prior academic performance in an undergraduate degree from a recognised institution of higher learning.
  • Applicants must have sufficient background in Mathematics/Calculus.
  • GMAT or SMU Admission Test is compulsory for all applicants.
  • Applicants with post-undergraduate working experience will have an added advantage.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview by members of the MPA Admission Panel. For international students, telephone interviews will be conducted if they are not in Singapore.
  • Applicants must show proficiency in the English language. A TOEFL or IELTS test is required if the applicant's undergraduate degree was not conducted in English. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27528 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27527 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    27528 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27527 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Singapore

  • 1878 - 3880 SGD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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