IPA Program

Our 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 you and your clients face in today's economy.

The 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.

The Program features an MBA unit designed exclusively for IPA members, focusing purely on strategic advice that you provide to the small business sector – a unit that cements your status as a leading business advisor.

Why an MBA?

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.

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 group and regular networking and professional development events.

As with any major investment, we want you to be confident and assured you're making the right decision.  We're here to answer any questions that you might have - so feel free to give us a call on (03) 8665 3100 and we'd be delighted to speak with you. To view our FAQs on this program, please click here.

Earn 1 Qantas Point for your business for every $1 spent on your enrolment of Stage 1 or 2 of the IPA Program^.


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^A business must be a Qantas Business Rewards Member to earn Qantas Points for business. A one-off joining fee of $89.50 including GST normally applies, however this will be waived for IPA members. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to Qantas Business Rewards Terms and Conditions. Qantas Points for business are offered under the IPA Terms and Conditions. Any claims in relation to Qantas Points under this offer must be made directly to the IPA by contacting marketing@publicaccountants.org.au or on (03) 8665 3100. Qantas Points will be credited to the Members' Business Rewards account within 30 days of purchase. IPA members will earn 1 Qantas Point for every $1 spent on the IPA Program (Stage 1 and 2), continuous professional development major events, CPDOnline  and IPA Members signed up to auto renew. IPA members who do not hold financial membership will not be eligible to earn Qantas Points.