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Master of Professional Accounting

Gain a globally recognised qualification

If you don’t have a formal accounting qualification and want to break into the field or need to upskill to meet professional accounting requirements this is the course for you.

Every industry needs staff with accounting skills. Accounting isn’t just number crunching, it’s about consultation and helping a business to make sound financial decisions.

You’ll be learning from highly-qualified industry experts how to take care of the financial health of a company preparing you for accounting roles all over the world.

Course options

Master of Professional Accounting

Refer to entry requirements
1.5 years min 4 years max1  
Hobart, Launcestion or Distance (online)
February and July  
CRICOS 048893F

Master of Professional Accounting (Specialisation)

Refer to entry requirements
2 years min 5 years max1  
Hobart, Launceston or Distance (online)
February and July  
CRICOS 048894E

A globally recognised qualification designed to expand your post study career opportunities.

Gain a qualification that allows you to upskill or specialise in accounting for professional recognition.

Taught by industry experts and teaching staff recognised as international leaders in their field.

What can I study?

We offer two pathways to build a professional accounting career – the Master of Professional Accounting or the Master of Professional Accounting (Specialisation). Specialisations include:

Advanced Accounting – Launceston and Distance

Take your accounting skills to the next level. This specialisation is ideal for students who intend to take their CPA exams in future after building up some work experience rather than completing them as part of your degree.

Business Management – Hobart and Distance

Diversify your skill set with additional business management topics including entrepreneurship, sales, and people management.

Marketing – Hobart and Distance

Complement your accounting skills with a range of marketing topics including sales, digital marketing, and business-to-business marketing.

CPA Extension - Hobart

Complete your Master's degree alongside the CPA Program and get a competitive advantage over your peers.

Career Outcomes

Postgraduate study leads to exceptional career outcomes. 90% of our postgraduate business and management students find full-time employment within 4 months of graduating and have an average salary of $100,000 (Source: 2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey).

Professional Recognition

Students with a recognised undergraduate or masters degree or approved graduate certificate who complete this course are eligible for membership of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). This course is accredited with the professional accounting bodies in Australia.


Be rewarded for the work you put into your studies.

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate or Masters degree in a non-accounting discipline, or equivalent, from an approved tertiary institution; or

a Graduate Certificate, or equivalent, from an approved tertiary institution; or

qualifications, relevant work experience or other special circumstances, as approved by the Executive Dean or delegated authority.

English language requirements

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For full details, refer to English language requirements.

6.5 (no individual band less than 6)

“I think a career in accounting provides a challenging, rewarding, and versatile opportunities in the business environment. I had the most amazing faculty members who were very cooperative and helpful. I would definitely recommend the University of Tasmania.”

Anisha Shrestha – Master of Professional Accounting

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