Why study professional accounting?
RMIT's Master of Professional Accounting is designed primarily for students from non-accounting backgrounds who want to develop an understanding of the technical and social dimensions in accounting and business.
Improve your skills
The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand have helped design RMIT’s postgraduate professional accounting programs to ensure we’re in-step with the future needs of professional bodies and employers.
Broaden your career choices
The MPA provides a broad-based accounting and business qualification for a career in many industries and sectors. It is designed for graduates from any discipline who are considering a career in accounting for the first time, providing many opportunities for industry-based, practical learning.
Network with like-minded professionals
If you are currently in a role that demands accounting knowledge, we’ll get you up to speed with the latest industry practices and standards. If you’re thinking of stepping out on your own, the Business Skills for Start Ups elective will help you put your best foot forward.
Develop your skills and capabilities
Through case studies, industry feedback and design-led problem-solving, you will develop professional capabilities so you can confidently apply your knowledge in any workplace.
What you will study
This program combines core and elective studies in accounting, plus the opportunity for short-term study overseas. So while you discuss how international accounting standards apply to a range of industries with world experts, you’re earning academic credit.
Students can complete the RMIT Master of Professional Accounting through two years of full-time study - even less time if you are a business graduate. And while you’re earning your degree, you will also be working your way to associate membership of CPA Australia.
Develop an understanding of:
- the technical and social dimensions of accounting and business
- professional and cross-cultural skills required in global work places
- the expectations facing accounting professionals through projects with industry and community based organisations
- the importance of management accounting to effective decision-making through a major team project
Studying with a diverse cohort has taught me to utilise the different strengths and experiences that people bring to team projects. Not only have I learnt technical skills in accounting but, through group based activities and class presentations, I have also developed soft skills which will help me in my future career.
- Tom Kielczynski, RMIT Master of Professional Accounting graduate.
Learn here, succeed anywhere
At RMIT, we understand the importance of providing learning experiences that allow creative and collaborative problem-solving. Exposure to realistic experiences and industry feedback during your studies gives you the skills to succeed in the global job market.
RMIT is recognised as being among the top 10 universities in Australia for the teaching of accounting and finance.
Our global reputation
RMIT has a global reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the community.
Top 10 Australia
RMIT's challenging Accounting and Finance programs are ranked among the top 10 in Australia and have a strong industry reputation for producing work-ready graduates.
Top 100 globally
In the 2016 QS Graduate Employability Rankings, RMIT was ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide for its graduate employment rate, industry reputation and strong record of alumni outcomes.