Master of Professional Accounting

Provided by Kaplan Higher Education Academy


Awarded by Murdoch University

Course introduction


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 the 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.

This Master’s Degree is aimed at students from any discipline seeking to acquire an accredited accounting qualification.

The Murdoch Advantage

  • World’s Top 100 Universities under 50 years old by Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019 – Top 351 Global Universities under 50 years old
  • Top 100 Best Universities in the Asia-Pacific region by Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019
  • Murdoch University Faculty
The collective expertise of Murdoch University Singapore Office’s teaching staff, comprising both industry experts and academics with PhD qualifications, allows students to gain practical learning and critical thinking skills.
  • Flexible Study Schedule
You have the flexibility to plan your own schedule and study at your own pace.
  • Professional Accreditation, Recognition & Memberships
The programmes are accredited and recognised by professional bodies.
  • Technology-integrated Learning
Technology-integrated learning refers to a study experience in which students achieve a given set of learning outcomes by interacting in more than one medium. This approach involves the meaningful and balanced use of digital media such as recorded lectures, podcasts, text or graphics, with other elements such as a video or quiz. It may even encompass active learning methods such as student-generated blogs, where appropriate.
With technology-integrated learning, students will not only reap the benefits of face-to-face guidance and collaboration but also – in carrying out some of their learning online – benefit from added flexibility and control over the time, place, path and pace of learning.
  • Studiosity – an on-demand, study-support service
Students will be given additional academic support via the access to Studiosity which is an on-demand, study-support service. Trained network subject specialists are available to offer you help.
  • Murdoch University is recognised by the Australian government
  • Member of The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Commencement Month

There are 3 intakes per year:
– January
– May
– September

 Please contact our programme consultant to obtain a copy of the class schedules.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

The programme consists of 15 units and may be completed in a minimum of 16 months.

Professional Accreditations, Recognition & Memberships

Professional Accreditations

• Accredited by ACCA
  Receive exemptions for Foundation Papers (F1-F9)

Accredited by CPA Australia
  Direct entry into CPA programmes

Accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)

Professional Recognition
• Recognised by the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) for Professional membership

Core Units

Master of Professional Accounting
MBS539 Accounting for Managers
MBS544 Accounting Processes
MBS679 Accounting Theory and Governance
MBS680 Auditing
MBS546 Business Finance
MBS665 Business Valuation
MBS678 Corporate Accounting
MBS686 Economics and Business Strategy
MBS669 Management Accounting
MBS518 Principles of Business Governance
MBS659 Quantitative Research for Business
MBS614 Taxation Principles

Entry Requirements

The Master of Professional Accounting programme accepts the following qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance
  • Other equivalent qualifications with relevant working experience will be assessed on case-by-case basis
In all cases, the final decision for admission to the programme rests with Murdoch University
  • Applicants are required to meet the University’s English language requirement, which can be found here:

Applicants are required to complete the application by providing:
  • Duly completed and signed application form
  • List of qualifications, certificates and proof of official transcript from each institution attended (Certified copy of the official transcript is acceptable)
  • Photocopy of passport or identification card
  • 1 passport-sized photograph
  • Programme application fee
Please note that the application is not complete without all the items stated above. As the programme involves regular use of internet, email and other online resources, students must possess a personal computer and have an internet connection to access materials electronically from the university and to participate in appropriate pedagogic interaction.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Delivery Method

Students will attend a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops in this programme. This Master of Professional Accounting consists of 12 units and may be completed in 16 months.

Assessment Methods

Units can be assessed by any combination of in-class participation, written assignments, individual group project work, in-term tests and the final examination. Examinations are held after office hours or on weekends. Assessment methods may vary according to individual unit requirements.

Graduation & Recognition

Students who successfully complete and pass the units stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Master of Professional Accounting from Murdoch University. The Master’s Degree will be the same as that awarded to on-campus graduates in Australia.


Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees

The total fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.

  • Programme fee:
    S$22,983.60 payable in 3 instalments
  • Receive S$400 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join apply for a Master’s our Degree programme. T&Cs apply. Please refer

Education Loan

Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs
  • Standard Repayment: Pay your monthly instalments (principal and interest) once your loan is disbursed.
  • Partial Repayment: Pay partial instalments for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
  • Interest Servicing: Pay only interest for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.

Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years

For more information, you may contact Maybank Education Loan or OCBC Frank Education Loan. T&Cs apply, subject to bank’s approval.

Non-tuition Fees

Non-refundable application fees are as follows:
  • Application fee: S$181.90
All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

*Note: All fees are subject to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 28 February 2020. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.