Professional Accounting (Advanced) Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) (MPA(Adv))

Murdoch University

Course Description
Accounting is an integral part of the management and governance of any enterprise. It acts as a decision-making aid by providing the information necessary for planning, control and performance evaluation. The stakeholders of an entity rely on accounting information to assist in a variety of decisions including the acquisition or sale of shares, lending of funds and the provision of services or goods.

In this course, you will undertake qualitative and quantitative research projects that are team-based, praxis-oriented and closely aligned to industry. Industry partners range from those in the government sector and mining resources industry to accounting firms, IT service firms and real estate companies. You will also have the opportunity to take wider business units in leadership, strategic management and applied business research to further enhance your employability.

You will be taught by experts in the field, benefiting from their real-world industry experience. Our teaching faculty have won teaching excellence awards, secured grant funding from CPA Australia, published journal articles and have active involvement in the industry.

This course is accredited by CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

On completion, you’ll satisfy the entry requirements for admission to membership of the professional accounting bodies, including associate membership of CPA Australia, and direct entry into the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia CA Programme.

At a Glance

Course level Postgraduate
CRICOS Code 057228J
Institution Name Murdoch University
Campus Location Perth Campus
Institution Type University
Course Duration 2 years full-time (over 4 semesters) or part-time equivalent
Course University Murdoch University

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From our beginnings as a free-thinking university to the global centre for learning, teaching, research and industry we are today, we have never lost sight of our purpose.


With more than 23,000 students and 1,700 staff from across 90 different countries, we are proud to be recognised for the impact that our free-thinking graduates, life-changing research, and innovative campus and industry developments have made – both in Western Australia and around the world.The only education out of which good can come is the education which teaches you to think for yourself, instead of swallowing whatever the fashion of the moment may prescribe.


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