Master of Professional Accounting (Part-Time)

Provided by Kaplan Singapore


Awarded by Murdoch University

Course introduction


As one of Australia’s leading universities, Murdoch University is a progressive, dynamic and modern institution with an international reputation for quality teaching excellence, research and student satisfaction.

  • Ranked in the World’s Top 100 Universities (Times Higher Education 2016 – Top 150 global universities under 50 years old)
  • Ranked in the World’s Top 100 Most International Universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016 – Top 200 Most International Universities)
Graduation and Degree
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structure will be awarded the Master of Professional Accounting from Murdoch University.

The degree awards will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates.

More reasons to choose Murdoch University

• The Dean from Murdoch University is based in Singapore to oversee the academic aspects of the programmes and to ensure a high standard of academic delivery here. This is an exclusive arrangement by Murdoch University.
• Flexibility to plan your study schedule at your own pace
• Complete in 12 months
• 8 Industry-relevant modules
• 100% Coursework
• Member of The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

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

Professional Recognition

  • CPA Australia - associate membership & enrolment in the CPA Program
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) - entry into final stages of ACCA
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) - enrolment in the CA Program
  • National Institute of Accountants (NIA) - associate membership
Core Units
MBS546  Business Finance
MBS659  Quantitative Research for Business
MBS669  Management Accounting
MBS678  Corporate Accounting
MBS538  Organisational Behaviour and Management
MBS686  Economics and Business Strategy
MBS680  Auditing
MBS520  Research Preparation for Business
MBS518  Principles of Business Governance
MBS614  Taxation Principles
MBS679  Accounting Theory and Governance
MBS665  Business Valuation
MBS544  Accounting Processes
MBS539  Accounting for Managers

Specified Elective. Choose 1 unit only:
MBS663   Leading the Engaged Enterprise
MBS664   Strategies for Growth and Excellence

Entry Requirements

The Master of Professional Accounting programme accepts a wide range of qualifications that includes

These include:

  • A recognised Bachelor Degree or higher
  • Applications with relevant professional qualification or work experience will be considered on case-by-case basis. The final decision rests with Murdoch University.
  • Students who have completed a degree with an accounting major from an Australian University will not be considered for admission.
Additional Entry Requirement:
  • Applicants are required to meet Murdoch University English language requirement.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Delivery Method

Students will attend a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops in this programme. Students have the flexibility to plan their study schedule and enrol between 1 to 4 units per trimester (4 month term). Classes are conducted on weekday evenings or weekends to suit the busy schedules of students enrolled in this programme. Each unit is supported with 24 to 48 contact hours. The Dean from Murdoch University is based in Singapore to oversee all academic aspects and ensure a high standard of academic delivery here.

Assessment Methods

Each unit is assessed by any combination of class participation, written assignments, project or examinations. Assessment methods may vary according to individual unit requirements.

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees
The tuition fee covers university registration, study guides, intensive seminars and workshops, assignments, examination (if applicable), projects, degree (if earned) and transcript.
• Programme fee: SGD 21,956.40 payable in 3 installments.
• Receive $400 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join our master degree course. T&Cs apply.

Education Loan
Education loans are available, subject to meeting the bank’s loan requirements.
Amex 0% interest on instalment payment effective 1st June 2017 (for instalments ranging 6 – 24 months)

Non-tuition Fees
Non-refundable application fees are as follows:
• Application fee: SGD 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 subjected to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 22 September 2016. For more information about the programme, please contact our course consultant.