IPA Program

Introducing our new IPA Program

Our new IPA Program, designed and delivered in partnership with Deakin University, exposes you to new concepts and ideas, improving your ability to critically analyse information, and provide a range of valuable strategic advice to your clients. The content is highly relevant to the current business issues facing companies and accounting professionals in today's economy.

Our new IPA Program has been designed with your priorities and lifestyle in mind. With no classes to attend and all units delivered online, you can study at your own pace. The course content is updated regularly and reflects the latest developments that affects the accounting profession and the world of global commerce and management.

Our new IPA Program also features a unit designed exclusively for IPA members, focusing purely on strategic advice provided to the small business sector – a unit that cements your status as a leading business advisor in the SME/SMP space.

Why an MBA?

The constantly evolving demands of clients and the revolutionary changes caused by waves of new technologies entering the accounting profession has resulted in an MBA that is constantly evolving to meet ever-increasing strategic needs.

Deakin’s MBA is one of Australia’s premier business qualifications. It's internationally recognised and EPAS accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development. It holds the highest 5-Star rating by the Graduate Management Association of Australia – a rigorous and independent assessment of business schools across Australia. Deakin’s online MBA program was ranked among the Top 25 MBA offerings globally, and is ranked as the best MBA in Australia.

Studying the IPA Program offers you outstanding flexibility. With the ability to study the Program from anywhere in the world, the innovative online learning platform provides you with a program that is highly visual, media-rich and interactive.

You'll also be studying with working professionals – 92% of current students are working fulltime while they study. Deakin’s teaching staff are internationally-recognised researchers and the core units are supported by industry adjuncts – working managers who make critical business decisions every day.

Throughout your studies on the IPA Program, you’ll have access to course counsellors and be provided with the opportunity to network with Deakin’s extensive alumni network. Deakin offers a tailored Career Development Program, an active Deakin MBA Alumni Chapter and regular networking and professional development events.

Take some time to view the IPA Program areas below, which provides you with more information on how our Program has been designed with you in mind.

IPA Program structure

Am I eligible to join?

Unit availability and guides

IPA Program fees

How to join the IPA Program


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