Master On Campus Online

Professional Accounting

Southern Cross University

24 months
30400 AUD/year
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The Master of Professional Accounting offered by the Southern Cross University is designed for non-accounting business professionals seeking a career change, or for those already working in the accounting and finance industry who need a recognised accounting qualification.  


The Master of Professional Accounting offered by the Southern Cross University is designed to enhance a student’s ability to manage complex accounting and business issues, and provides expertise in financial management, accounting information systems, financial reporting, auditing, corporate governance and contemporary accounting standards and research. 

Graduates have excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate an organisation's complex financial information to its stakeholders.

Students who have completed a relevant Bachelor degree may receive four units of advanced standing towards the Masters degree.


The global accounting profession has high employment demand, offering MPA graduates the opportunity to seek employment in a range of industries in Australia and abroad. 

Graduates of the MPA are equipped to work in business, government and not-for-profit organisations in finance and management positions. Management roles and activities undertaken by graduates include developing financial plans, preparing and certifying financial reports, conducting audits, advising company directors, shareholders and clients.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Accounting
  • Company and Financial Reporting
  • Managerial Accounting 
  • Finance
  • Accounting Information Systems and Processes 
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting Theory
  • Economics and Quantitative Analysis

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


192 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: Gold Coast - 078675A; Melbourne, Perth, Sydney - 081533M   

  • Qualification equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree, plus specific requirements as indicated in the course structure tab. 
  • Students are required to have a degree considered by the University to be equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree. Students without a degree but with substantial relevant work experience may be admitted to a Graduate Diploma or Masters.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30400 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National - $3050 per 12CP unit
  • Tuition fee for Melbourne, Perth, Sydney - 34,400 AUD
  • Gold Coast - 30,400 AUD

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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