Master of Professional Accounting

  • Overview

  • About the Programme

    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 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.

    Graduation & Degree Awarded

    Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Master of Professional Accounting from Murdoch University, Australia.

    The Master’s Degree will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates in Australia.

    Key facts
    16 months
    January, May & September
    A combination of assignments and examinations

Ranking & Accreditation

Professional Accreditations
  • Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA  
    - Receive exemptions for up to 9 exams (3 Applied Knowledge and 6 Applied Skills exams)
  • Accredited by the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Australia  
    - Direct entry into CPA programmes
Professional Recognition
  • Recognised by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA)
    Receive exemptions for up to 3 modules with the Singapore Chartered Accountant Qualification (SCAQ) Foundation Programme1
Professional Memberships
  • Associate member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)2
  • Recognised by the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) for Professional membership
  • Intakes

    There are 3 intakes per year.

    • January
    • May
    • September

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

    Minimum Class Size
    • 20 students

      Class may commence with fewer students than indicated above, subject to resource availability. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified at least 1 week before the programme commencement date, stated in your student contract with Kaplan, and our consultants will contact you to advise on a backup plan.



Core Modules
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Accounting Processes
  • Accounting Theory and Governance
  • Auditing
  • Business Finance
  • Business Valuation
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Economics and Business Strategy
  • Management Accounting
  • Principles of Business Governance
  • Quantitative Research for Business
  • Taxation Principles
  • Admission Criteria
    Academic Requirements

    This Degree programme accepts a wide range of qualifications, which includes:

    • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in any discipline
    • Applicants without Bachelor’s Degree but possess professional accounting qualification and relevant work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis

    Students who have completed a degree with an accounting major from an Australian university will not be considered for admission.

    English Language Requirements
    • IELTS 6.0 (no band below 6.0) or equivalent.

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    In all cases, the final decision on admission to the programme rests with the University.

  • Fees

    • Local Applicants
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      Part-time (Local Applicants) – Click here to apply online.

      Tuition Fee

      The total tuition 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. 

      S$25,244.40 payable in 3 instalments 
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)

      Receive a S$400 referral fee when you recommend a friend to enrol in our Degree programme*

      *Click here for Terms and Conditions for Rebates and Offers.

      Non-Refundable Application Fee


      Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)

      Student Development Fee


      Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)

      *Payment for this fee will be included in the first instalment.

      The Student Development Fee covers the provision of a comprehensive range of initiatives aimed at enhancing the career and industry-readiness of Kaplan students, such as programmes aimed at improving interpersonal skills, technical and digital skills, as well as career advisory and job matching services. More details can be found here.

      Mode of Payment

      Click here to learn about available payment modes.


      All fees indicated are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the prevailing rate of 9%. For more information on the GST revision, please refer to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) website. Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

      Fees remain subject to change. Applicant will be charged the prevailing fees and GST at the time of application. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.

      Please refer to the following scenarios for how GST will be applied:

      Scenario 1

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered in 2023

      8% GST will apply.


      Scenario 2

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered on or after 1 Jan 2024
      • Payment collected on or after 1 Jan 2024 

      9% GST will apply.


      Scenario 3

      • Invoice generated on or after 1 Jan 2024

      9% GST will apply.

      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.

      Please click here for more information on Maybank Education loan and here for OCBC Frank Education loan. Terms and conditions apply, subject to bank’s approval.

  • Duration
    • 16 months
    Maximum allowed candidature period
    • 12 credit points: 24 months
    • 24 credit points: 48 months
    • 36 credit points: 60 months
    • 48 credit points: 72 months
    • 72 credit points: 120 months
    • 96 credit points: 144 months
    • 120 credit points: 144 months

      If a student fails to complete the programme within the candidature period, they will not be entitled to any recourse or refund.

MU_Vivien Lim

The Master of Professional Accounting has enabled me to gain exemptions for the CPA Australia certification. I am therefore able to achieve another level of education and professional recognition in the Accounting industry. While taking the CPA programme, I found myself being able to advise our clients on matters relating to regulations in Australia and Singapore.

Vivien Lim 
Director, iTOP Consultancy Pte Ltd

Master of Professional Accounting 
Murdoch University Graduate (2023)  

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Accreditations remain subject to accreditation providers. Kaplan Higher Education Academy is not responsible for any changes in accreditation requirements or loss of accreditation status not attributable to Kaplan Higher Education Academy.

1Exemptions granted will be subject to accrediting professional bodies’ sole discretion at any time. 
2Associate membership is available to applicants who have completed an Accounting Degree or an equivalent Accounting qualification. Applicable to Bachelor of Business in Accounting (Single Major), Accounting & Business Law (Double Major) and Accounting & Finance (Double Major).