Master of Professional Accounting

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Program Code 11702
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
  • Sydney
UAC Code UAC Website
CRICOS Code 059999E
Contributing Schools and Faculties
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Description

The Master of Professional Accounting program is designed for students with a degree in a field other than accounting who wish to obtain a sound introduction to accounting concepts and procedures. The program will encompass studies in financial and management accounting, finance, taxation, business law and auditing.

Career Opportunities

Account Executive, Accountant, Actuary, Administrator, Banker, Banking and Finance Professional, Business Analyst, Certified Practising Accountant, Construction Manager, Contract Administrator, Corporate Secretary, Facilities Manager, Financial Advisor / Analyst, Financial Project Manager, Investment Manager, Property Development and Property Manager.  For further career information see:  http://newcastle.edu.au//students/degrees-to-careers/

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

Admission Requirements

Entry into the Master of Professional Accounting will be through two pathways.

Direct entry into the Masters Programs (120 units) will be available for applicants who have: • 3 year Bachelors Degree in the discipline; or • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or • At least 7 years business experience, including 2 years in a management position.

Students entering via this pathway are able to complete 4 courses per trimester, and are able to complete courses in any sequence they wish, that is consistent with course requisites. Applicants with an Honours degree in the discipline area or equivalent relevant qualifications at level 8 or above will be given appropriate recognition of prior learning.

Entry into the Graduate Certificate (40 units) will be available for applicants who have: • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline; or • 3 year Diploma in the discipline; or • 3 year Diploma not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or • 2 year Diploma in the discipline + 2 years relevant business experience; or • 2 year Diploma not in the discipline + 3 years relevant business experience; or • At least 5 years business experience.

Students entering via this pathway will be required to: • Complete the Graduate Certificate over a minimum of two trimesters (typically 20 units per trimester); and • Successfully complete a “Business Academic Skills Program” (BASP) which will be of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate.

Only after the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate and the academic skills program will students be eligible to formally enrol in the Masters Program. They will, however, receive 40 units credit by virtue of the studies they will have already completed. Therefore they will be required to do an additional 80 units to complete their Masters Degree

Credit Transfer

Credit may be granted by the Pro Vice-Chancellor on a case by case basis according to the Rules Governing Postgraduate Coursework Awards.

Professional Accreditation

The program is structured to satisfy the Guidelines for Joint Accreditation of Tertiary Courses by the Professional Accounting Bodies issued jointly by CPA Australia and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA), and the Core Curriculum Areas issued by the ICAA. Graduation from an accredited accounting program facilitates initial entry to Associate membership of CPA Australia and (subject to employment and supervision requirements) eligibility for enrolment in the ICAA’s CA Program. Students completing the program will meet the academic requirements for Associate membership of CPA Australia and enrolment in the CPA Program, and for enrolment in the Chartered Accountants Program of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

International Students

International Students will be supported by the University and Newcastle Business School’s current support mechanisms. There will be a requirement for a minimum 6.5 IELTS result or equivalent.

Please visit: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

Students with a disability or chronic illness will have their needs met by the NBS in liaison with the Student Suppport Unit. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Higher Education Centre, Umuliko.

Requirements and Structure

The Master of Professional Accounting program runs on a Semester basis at the Sydney Bathurst Street location.

The Master of Professional Accounting requires 120 units, gained through the completion of twelve courses worth 10 units each. Students are required to complete all twelve courses from the core courses.
Students should check the assumed knowledge requirements before enrolling in any course.

Grading of Degree
A Master degree shall be conferred as an Ordinary Degree, except that, in cases where a candidate has achieved a Grade Point Average of 6.0 or above, the degree will be conferred “With Distinction”.

Course Information

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
INFT6500 Accounting Information Systems Semester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
PACC6000 Financial Accounting 1 Semester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
PACC6001 Management Accounting Semester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
PACC6002 Auditing and Assurance Services Semester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
PACC6003 Business Finance Semester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
PACC6004 Financial Accounting 2 Semester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
PACC6005 Financial Accounting 3 Semester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
PACC6006 Taxation Law Semester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
PACC6007 Economics Semester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
PACC6008 Business Decision Making Semester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
PACC6009 Business Law Semester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
PACC6010 Company Law Semester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units