Master of Professional Accounting (Extended)

Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

MA-PAEXT Postgraduate Hawthorn Send me a link to this course

Swinburne’s Master of Professional Accounting (Extended) is our top-of-the-range MPA program. This professionally accredited course includes a choice of three specialisations: business analytics, finance, and the CPA Australia extension*.

Gain specialised knowledge and research skills relevant across industry sectors and prepare for senior roles where you will be relied upon for your valuable insights and analysis.

Swinburne’s strong industry connections will ensure your learning experience is practical with expert guest speakers, topical projects, real-world case histories and embedded use of industry software Xero.

Choose the business analytics specialisation and develop your expertise in booming areas such as data visualisation, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and insights, mobile applications and social networks.

Choose the finance specialisation to delve more deeply into finance and banking areas of interest, such as corporate financial management, capital markets, business and entity valuations and risk management.

Choose the CPA Australia extension* if you are planning to sit the CPA Program™ exams as this specialisation complements the CPA Program distance education program. Swinburne’s distinctive CPA extension aligns with the four compulsory CPA Program Subjects as well as two CPA Program electives (Australian Taxation, and Advanced Audit and Assurance).

At Swinburne you’ll also be learning from leading academics, many of whom have been involved in the design, writing and/or examination of CPA Program™ subjects.

*The CPA Australia extension is currently unavailable for 2024 enrolments.

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Every international student application is considered for a scholarship
Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 20% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.


2 Year/s


Hawthorn (Semester 1, Semester 2) - View application and start dates




A$44340 (annual for 2024)*

The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.