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Master of Business Administration / Master of Professional Accounting - 969AA

Course Code: 969AA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Canberra Business School
UAC Code: 880315
CRICOS Code: 064329A
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0


A combined Masters degree in Business Administration and Professional Accounting provides candidates with the opportunity of completing two degrees within one period of candidature. The course equips graduates with skills to practice as professional accountants and to prepare them for senior management positions.

The course focuses on contemporary knowledge and skills required for practice as a public or chartered accountant; effective management; accountability and control; and effective decision-making for financial success. Core studies are undertaken in finance, accounting, auditing, law, marketing, economics, international business, management ethics, human relations and strategy.


Prospective Domestic Students
Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
In person Faculty of Business, Government and Law student support area (Building 11, Level B, Room 27 - Reception counter) or Email

Admission Requirements

A recognised undergraduate degree and a minimum of two years relevant work experience; or completion of the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration or Graduate Diploma in International Business or Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting.

Additional Admission Requirements

Students who have undertaken an undergraduate degree with a major in accounting with an Australian institution are ineligible for entry to the degree.

Assumed Knowledge


Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Master of Business Administration MBA
Master of Professional Accounting M ProfAcc

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Diploma in Business Administration Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting Graduate Diploma in International Business Master of Business Administration Graduate Certificate in Business Administration Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting Master of Professional Accounting

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Closed to new admissions from semester 2, 2014. Please contact the Faculty via the enquiry details below for further information.

Professional Accreditation

This course is accredited by CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

Graduate Employment

The MBA/MProfAcc equips graduates with skills to practice as professional accountants and to prepare them for senior management positions. The MBA/MProfAcc enables students from non-accounting backgrounds to meet the academic requirements for membership of the CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). It is suited to a range of interests, but is particularly relevant to those who wish to combine a career in management and professional accountancy or financial analysis.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
The broad aim of the course is to offer individuals aspiring to operate as professional accountants and senior managers the opportunity to develop the relevant competencies and credentials. .
Graduates will be expected to demonstrate high levels of analytical and problem solving skills covering the breadth of the disciplines of accounting and business administration in order to manage and govern at an advanced and internationally recognised level. .
Graduates will have an awareness of potential ethical dilemmas and how to respond as a practicing member of a professional accounting body and as an accountant or business manager providing services and advice to clients or management. .

Course Duration

Standard four semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twelve semesters.


Not applicable.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Master of Business Administration/Master of International Business; Master of Business Administration/Master of Marketing Management


  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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