Master On Campus

Professional Accounting

University of Sydney

24 months
51500 AUD/year
36000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Professional Accounting program at the University of Sydney offers you the opportunity to develop the knowledge and expertise you need for a rewarding career in accounting starting with associate membership of professional accountancy bodies. 


The Professional Accounting program at the University of Sydney meets the requirements for professional accounting accreditation with the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and CPA Australia. The program offers graduates with a recognised bachelor's qualification in any field the opportunity to develop knowledge, understanding and expertise in the field of professional accountancy.

The program's foundation exposes students to the broad organisational, regulatory and market context in which accountants operate. Students then pursue advanced learning in accounting within the contexts of both professional practice and the theoretical paradigms that underpin such practice.

Career Pathways 

Sydney Master of Professional Accounting graduates look forward to employment in (and eventually, formation of their own) accounting practices; also to roles as chief financial officers, chief information officers, financial controllers, company secretaries, financial analysts and planners, tax and estate advisers, financial and management accountants, auditors, system designers, investment advisors and managers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting Principles
  • Succeeding in the Accounting Profession
  • Firms, Markets and Business Management
  • Legal Environment of Business 
  • Capital Markets and Corporate Finance
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Quantitative Methods for Accounting.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 077337E 

  • an Australian bachelor's degree or higher with a credit average (65 percent) or equivalent qualification; or
  • an Australian bachelor's degree or higher (minimum 50 percent required) or equivalent qualification, and satisfactory performance in the GMAT (for guidance, the class average score is 630); or
  • the University of Sydney Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting with a credit average (65 percent).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 51500 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    36000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36000 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • Student Contribution Amount (SCA) for year 1: $14,500 (indicative only)

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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