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As a specialization of the Master of Business Administration, the MBA (Professional Accounting) combines management studies with a sequence of accounting and related units that meet the requirements for provisional membership of Chartered Accountants ANZ and associate membership of CPA Australia.

Besides studies in strategy, organisational behaviour, marketing, leadership and ethics, students will acquire competencies in accounting, finance, auditing, taxation, business law and information systems. The MBA (Professional Accounting) is at the cutting edge with analytics, big data, artificial intelligence and technology embedded across the curriculum.


2 years full-time or part-time equivalent


South Eveleigh, Sydney Campus


Refer to key dates


  • An Australian bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification, including an overseas qualification)
  • An Australian graduate certificate or graduate diploma in business, or
  • Completion of IMC's Postgraduate Preparation Program



Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available and will be assessed in accordance with IMC's RPL policy and procedure. Please refer to the Application for Recognition of Prior Learning and the RPL policy and procedure for further details.


The course contains: 16 subjects

Term 1 Core Units

  • TMKT601 Marketing Management
  • TMGT602 Individual, Group and Organisational Behaviour
  • TACC601 Principles of Accounting
  • TECO602 Economic Environment of Business

Exit with a Graduate Certificate in Business

Term 2 Core Units

  • TMGT603 Leadership and Ethical Behaviour
  • TFIN603 Corporate Finance
  • TSTA602 Quantitative Methods for Accounting and Finance
  • TTEC602 Big Data for Business

Exit with a Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

Term 3 Core Units

  • TMGT601 Strategic Management Theory and Practice
  • TLAW607 Business and Corporations Law
  • TACC606 Accounting Theory and Applications *
  • TACC607 Managerial Accounting *

Term 4 Core Units

  • TACC605 Corporate Accounting *
  • TACC608 Auditing and Assurance Services *
  • TACC608Professional Accounting Capstone *
  • TLAW603 Taxation Law and Practice *

Exit with Master of Business Administration

To qualify for the degree of Master of Business Administration a student must complete 16 subjects (96 credit points).

*Prerequisite/Co-requisite Requirements


Assessment methods are designed to encourage learning, provide feedback and measure achievement of unit learning outcomes. Forms of assessment vary among units and include research reports, projects, essays, group work, presentations, problem solving and case studies as well as tests, quizzes and examinations. Students may be required to complete assessment tasks alone or in groups to encourage development of generic skills. Assessments generally require a written submission but may include an oral presentation. In capstone units, assessments may include industry engagement and an extensive report.


The MBA (Professional Accounting) prepares graduates for senior and middle management positions in business (sales, marketing, finance, accounting, general management, operations), government, non-profit and non-governmental organisations. Careers include general management, marketing, entrepreneurship and start-ups, consulting and operations.

Alternatively, graduates are eligible to enrol in the professional qualifying programs of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants ANZ which can lead to a career as a qualified accountant in industry or professional practice.