The following top universities offer Master of Professional Accounting degree which is widely recognized by professional accountancy bodies:

Monash University (Australia)
- The Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) degree is recognised by the following professional bodies for admission to: Associate membership of CPA Australia; Associate membership of the National Institute of Accountants; the Chartered Accountants Program of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
- Monash is ranked 45th among the world's best institutions by the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings 2009.

University of Technology, Sydney (Australia)
- The Master of Professional Accounting program provides non-accounting graduates with internationally recognised accounting qualifications that are CPA Australia, ICAA and NIA accredited.
- Business, Law and Economics at UTS has been placed in Band A1 and won substantial funding in the Commonwealth Government's 2009 Learning and Teaching Performance Fund (LTPF).

The University of Melbourne (Australia)
- The Master of Professional Accounting is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in business/commerce or for those who have completed sufficient business/commerce breadth subjects during their undergraduate degree.
- The MPA is certified by CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
- Melbourne is ranked 51st in the world according to the HEEACT university ranking 2009.

University of Saskatchewan (Canada)
- The Master of Professional Accounting Program (MPAcc) is an innovative graduate degree program that attracts top-notch accounting students from across Canada and internationally. Work experience is not a requirement of the MPAcc program.
- Saskatchewan is ranked among the world's top 200 institutions (Webometrics Ranking of World universities, July 2009).

The University of Texas at Austin (US)
- The Master in Professional Accounting has been widely recognized as one of the leading graduate accounting programs in America. UT Austin McCombs School of Business is ranked 1st for Undergraduate program, Public Accounting Report (11/08),1st for Accounting (Undergraduate), U.S. News (8/09), and 1st for Accounting (Graduate), U.S. News (4/09).
- The MPA is designed for applicants who have already earned a bachelor's degree, whether in business, liberal arts, natural sciences and other disciplines.
- Qualify to sit for the CPA exam upon program completion (for most states).

Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand)
- It has developed a Master’s degree in Professional Accounting (MPA), the first such degree to be offered in New Zealand.
- The programme meets the academic requirements of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) and CPA Australia.
- It is open to graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek, Forbes
Australia - Good Universities Guide, Graduate Management Association of Australia
Canada - Maclean's Guide, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, THES, Webometrics, Newsweek
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