Courses & Details

Program Code 12403
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
  • Sydney
Contributing Schools and Faculties
Admission Instructions:

How to apply as a:

Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Face to face on campus

Description

The Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) is an AQF compliant Level 9 program and replaces Program 12188. The Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) 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

Careers available to students completing this program include Account Executive, Accountant, Actuary, Administrator, Banker, Banking and Finance Professional, Business Analyst, Certified Practicing Accountant, Construction Manager, Contract Administrator, Corporate Secretary, Facilities Manager, Financial Advisor / Analyst, Financial Project Manager, Investment Manager, Property Development and Property Management.  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

There are two pathways into the Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced).

Direct entry into the Masters Program (160 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 prerequisites. Applicants with an Honours degree in the cognate area or equivalent relevant qualifications at level 8 or above will be given appropriate recognition of prior learning.

The alternate pathway is through the Graduate Certificate (40 units) which 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.

International Students

International students will be supported by the University and NBS current support mechanisms. There will be a requirement for a minimum 6.5 IELTS result or equivalent. Students studying offshore will be supported by staff travelling overseas to approved locations to provide intensive face to face instruction.

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

Domestic students with a disability or chronic illness will have their needs met by the NBS in liaison with the Student Support Unit. Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander students will draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Higher Education Centre, Umuliko. Students from rural and isolated areas and those from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds will be supported through existing University and NBS support mechanisms.

Requirements and Structure

Duration of the program is two years full-time study or part-time equivalent.

The Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) requires students to complete 160 units of study. This is gained through completion of twelve core courses worth 10 units each, and four courses from the directed courses in International Business.

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
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 40 units from the directed courses
GSBS6003 Globalisation
International Business Area of Study
Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6007 Managing Human Resources in International Organisations
International Business Area of Study
Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
GSBS6008 Global Business Management
International Business Area of Study
Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
GSBS6009 Cross-Cultural Management
International Business Area of Study
Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
GSBS6040 Human Resource Management
International Business Area of Study
Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6481 International Business Strategy
International Business Area of Study
Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
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