Course and Subject Handbook 2014 Course Information Postgraduate Courses Master of Professional Accounting – Master of Business Administration – First half year intakes (Australia) and ALL intakes (Singapore)

Master of Professional Accounting – Master of Business Administration – First half year intakes (Australia) and ALL intakes (Singapore)

Course Code

25404

Version

7

Faculty

Law, Business and the Creative Arts

Notes

This course is changing structure in mid-2014. This course information is for the following students:

  • Brisbane students commencing in 2014 in the first trimester intake

  • Cairns and Townsville students commencing in 2014 in the first half year intake

  • Singapore students commencing in 2014 in the first, second or third trimester intakes

The following students should refer to the OTHER DOCUMENT for their course information:

  • Brisbane students commencing in 2014 in the second or third trimester intakes

  • Cairns and Townsville students commencing in 2014 in the second half year intake

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an undergraduate degree in a non-accounting discipline, from this or another University; or

Other qualifications and/or experience recognised by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts as equivalent to the above; or

Completion of either the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Accounting, or the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Business Administration from this University.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non-English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

48 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Course Structure

Core Subjects

NB Core subjects marked * are not available in Singapore in 2014

CO5103:03 Management Accounting

CO5109:03 Corporate Finance

CO5117:03 Introduction to Accounting

CO5118:03 Auditing and Assurance Services

CO5119:03 Business Law

CO5120:03 Taxation Law

CO5121:03 Law of Business Organisations

CO5122:03 Accounting for Corporations

CO5123:03 Advanced Issues in Accounting

CO5124:03 Data Analysis and Decision Modelling

CO5125:03 Economics for Managers or LB5229:03 Economics for a Sustainable World*

CO5126:03 Strategic Performance Management

LB5201:03 Managing Business in a Global Context or LB5230:03 Managing Strategic Resources and Operations*

LB5214:03 Current Business Issues or LB5228:03 The Changing Business Environment*

LB5221:03 Indigenous and Ethnic Entrepreneurship* or LB5222:03 Technopreneurship: the E entrepreneur* or LB5215:03 Strategy and Leadership or LB5234:03 Leading and Managing Organisational Change*

Options

Select 3 credit points of any LB5 subjects

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Brisbane

This course information is for Brisbane students commencing in 2014 in the first trimester intake only

Brisbane students commencing in 2014 in the second or third trimester intakes should refer to the OTHER DOCUMENT for their course information

Cairns

This course information is for Cairns students commencing in 2014 in the first half year intake only

Cairns students commencing in 2014 in the second half year intake should refer to the OTHER DOCUMENT for their course information

Singapore

This course information is for Singapore students commencing in 2014

Townsville

This course information is for Townsville students commencing in 2014 in the first half year intake only

Townsville students commencing in 2014 in the second half year intake should refer to the OTHER DOCUMENT for their course information

Candidature

Expected time to complete

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

8 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Successful completion of all core subjects fulfils the academic entry requirements for the professional accounting bodies Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA).

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

A candidate who has failed a single subject towards the award in their final teaching period and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

24 credit points and not more than 12 credit points for either component of the degree.

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 4 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 12 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Advanced standing will not be granted for work experience or undergraduate studies.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable – this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed the relevant number of credit points and appropriate subjects, may be eligible to take out one or more of the following awards:

  • Graduate Certificate of Accounting;

  • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration;

  • Graduate Diploma of Accounting, or

  • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration.

Course articulation

Not applicable