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Master of Professional Accounting - Master of Business Administration

Location
Townsville, Singapore, Brisbane
Commencing
February, July
Study in Brisbane and Singapore is over 3 trimesters. Start dates in March, July and November.
Duration
2 years full time
Attendance mode
Internal
Entry Requirements
AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a business discipline other than accounting; or equivalent
CRICOS code
055156C
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JCU’s Master of Professional Accounting - Master of Business Administration has full accreditation with the Australian professional accounting bodies, Certified Practising Accountants Australia (CPA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), which is the global body for professional accountants. ACCA qualifications are recognised worldwide.

This joint masters provides training in the key areas of accounting and finance, while at the same time exposing you to key management skills such as strategy and leadership, human relations, marketing, business law, taxation, economics and business information systems.

JCU's joint Master of Professional Accounting - Master of Business Administration (MPA-MBA) degree can be completed in two years. The degree is designed for students who intend to work as professional accountants and in senior management positions. Joint degrees are in high demand in Australia and overseas. Our MBA-MPA delivers comprehensive training in accounting and finance, and includes key management areas such as human resources (HR), marketing, legislation, taxation, and business information systems.

What you need to know before you apply

Certified copies of supporting documents

You must supply the following information with your application:

  • Previous and current certificates and academic transcripts
  • The Grading Scale used at the institution(s) where you have undertaken your studies
  • English proficiency test results (if required and available at time of application)
  • Your passport to confirm your name and citizenship (if available at time of application)

You can speed up the application process by emailing copies of your documents to internationaladmissions@jcu.edu.au. If your application is approved you must then post certified copies and/or documents to:

James Cook International
James Cook University
Townsville QLD 4811, AUSTRALIA

If your documents are in a language other than English, you must provide both certified translations and a certified copy of the original document.

An acceptable certified document is a photocopy of the original document, signed and certified as a copy of the original by a public notary, registered agent of JCU, or a representative of the institution. Copies of certified copies are not acceptable.

Credit and Articulation

Before applying for credit for previous studies you should read the Credit and Articulation Procedure. You can review any possible credits you may have with our Credit Calculator. When you apply for credit you must submit the course syllabi (subject outline) for each relevant subject and ensure the subject corresponds to a similar JCU subject.

Entry requirements

As well as having the prerequisites for this course, you must also meet minimum academic and language requirements.

Check the minimum English language proficiency requirements for this course in the Course Handbook.

If you meet the academic requirements for this course, but not the minimum English requirements, you will receive a packaged offer. This includes the opportunity to take an English language program as well as an offer to study a degree at JCU. Your JCU degree offer will be conditional on you gaining a certain grade in your English program.

Application deadlines

  • 31 January for commencement in teaching period 1 (semester 1)
  • 30 June for commencement in teaching period 2 (semester 2)

Our campuses in Singapore and Brisbane operate on a trimester system – application deadlines vary for Singapore and Brisbane. View academic calendars.

How to apply

Gather electronic copies of your documentation, including an Application for Credit form, if relevant.

Register using your full legal name as it appears on your passport.

Complete all questions, upload all documents, and submit your application. You may wish to include a second course preference.

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Help with your application

If you need help with your application, or would like to change your preferences (e.g. course, campus, commencing semester) after you have submitted your application please contact JCU International Admissions at enquiries@jcu.edu.au or phone: +61 7 4781 5601

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Master of Professional Accounting – Master of Business Administration

Handbook year

2020

Course code

112104

Course type

Masters Degree (Coursework) (AQF Level 9)

Professional accreditation status

This course is jointly accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). Students who complete the accredited award may join either or both of the professional accounting bodies (CPA Australia, and/or Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)). They must then complete the professional programs of whichever body they join plus their required number of years of professional experience in order to become full members of the accounting profession and practice as an accountant.

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a business discipline other than accounting from this or another University; or

Other qualifications and/or experience recognised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies as equivalent to the above

*Business disciplines: Marketing, Management, Commerce, HRM, Economics, Tourism and Hospitality, or other disciplines where students will have completed study relating to organisational behaviour, business, strategy, marketing, economics, communication and people management.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy or have successfully completed an AQF 8 qualification from James Cook University within the previous two (2) years.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

48 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.

On successful completion of the Master of Business Administration component of the joint degree, JCU graduates will be able to:

  • Critically analyse complex business-related knowledge and practice from both historical and recent perspectives

  • Evaluate contexts within which differing sustainable business performance methods should be integrated and applied

  • Evaluate sustainable economic, social and environmental practices and value systems from different disciplinary perspectives

  • Research and apply established concepts to solve business and professional practice problems

  • Critically analyse complex contemporary business issues using appropriate models and make reasoned recommendations based on multidisciplinary synthesis of theory and evidence

  • Apply creative and innovative thinking effectively to business theory and practice

  • Present complex business analyses and information appropriately to differing audiences using:

    - Effective oral presentation skills; and

    - Clear and fluent written communication

  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in achieving common goals, demonstrating both collaboration and leadership

  • Adapt sustainable business constructs and skills to novel theoretical or practical situations

  • Exercise independent ethical judgment and initiative in solving differing business problems creatively

  • Demonstrate a capacity for personal reflection and self-development in relation to professional business learning and practice

On successful completion of the Master of Professional Accounting component of the joint degree, JCU graduates will be able to:

  • Critically analyse complex accounting-related knowledge and practice from both historical and contemporary perspectives

  • Evaluate contexts within which differing accounting performance reporting and monitoring methods should be integrated and applied

  • Evaluate sustainable economic, social and environmental practices and value systems from accounting disciplinary perspectives

  • Integrate advanced theoretical and technical accounting knowledge which includes a selection of auditing and assurance, finance, economics, quantitative methods, information systems, commercial law, corporation law and taxation law

  • Research and apply established concepts to solve business and professional practice problems

  • Critically analyse complex contemporary business issues using appropriate accounting models and techniques and make reasoned recommendations based on a synthesis of theory and evidence

  • Present complex business analyses and information appropriately to both accountants and non-accountants using:

    - Effective oral presentation skills; and

    - Clear and fluent written communication

  • Work effectively in achieving common goals, demonstrating both collaboration and leadership

  • Adapt accounting constructs and skills to diverse theoretical or practical situations

  • Exercise judgement under minimal supervision to solve emerging and/or advanced accounting problems in complex contexts using social, ethical, economic, regulatory and global perspectives

  • Seek and reflect on performance feedback to identify and action learning opportunities and self-improvements and initiate this process for others.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

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

CO5140:03 Information Analysis and Systems

LB5228:03 The Changing Business Environment or LB5236:03 International Political Economy

LB5229:03 Economics for a Sustainable World

LB5230:03 Managing Strategic Resources and Operations

LB5234:03 Leading and Managing Organisational Change

LB5235:03 Applied Research Project

OPTIONS

Select 3 credit points of any LB5 subjects

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Brisbane

 

Townsville

 

External

 

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

Professional accreditation requirements

Successful completion of all accredited subjects fulfils the academic entry requirements for the professional accounting bodies Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

A student 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.

Credit

Eligibility

Students may apply for exemption for previous tertiary study where appropriate in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.

Maximum allowed

24 credit points and not more than 12 credit points of subjects specified in the course structure, for either component of the degree

Currency

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

Expiry

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

Other restrictions

Credit will not be granted for work experience or for undergraduate study.

Award Details

Award title

MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING – MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable – this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Students 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

  • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration.

Course articulation

Not applicable

Annual Tuition Fee: AUD$32,720 (Estimate only)

Course fees are charged per year of full-time study. International course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change.

A Student Services and Amenities Fee is payable per subject up to a maximum amount per year.

Student Visa holders must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their Student Visa (except Norwegian, Swedish and Belgian citizens). Costs depend on the length of study and the number of dependents accompanying the student. For more information see Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

Scholarships and financial aid are also available for international students.

Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.

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