Program Structure

The IPA Program is made up of two stages, which culminates in the awarding of an MBA from Deakin University.

IPA Program - Stage 1
Pathways Program
IPA Program - Stage 2
Deakin University MBA

Stage 1 - Pathways Program

The first six units of our new IPA Program have been designed to accommodate the needs of Associate members (AIPA) who are working towards applying for full membership of the IPA. These pathways cover the refining of accounting and finance skills, and work in partnership with our Mentored Experience Program.

This first stage of the IPA Program allows you to gain the necessary three years of accounting experience while studying up to six units on the Pathway Program.  Click on the subjects below for more information on each unit.

Subjects in the IPA Professional Program

Following the successful completion of the first stage of the IPA Program, Associate members then advance to full membership of the IPA.  You're then welcome to commence the Deakin MBA as the second stage of the IPA Program.

Stage 2 - Deakin University MBA

If you hold MIPA or FIPA status, you're welcome to join the MBA component of the IPA Program directly.  The standard MBA covers 12 units of study, however our unique offering allows IPA members to automatically qualify for a 50% reduction in the course, saving you significant time and money.

The subjects in the MBA are highly strategic in nature, and are geared towards ensuring you can communicate to your audience with clear, consistent and effective forms of communication, in a highly strategic advisory role.  Click on the subjects below for more information on each unit.

MBA Subjects available