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  • Entry requirements
    Students with an undergraduate degree of good academic standard in accounting or its equivalent.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Accounting
  • Course description
    The overall aim of the Master of Accounting is to improve students' applied knowledge, skills and capabilities as accounting professionals and broaden students' horizons intellectually. The degree is designed to stimulate students' awareness of existing and emerging issues, and advance students' skills in identifying and solving accounting and business analysis problems of an applied nature.

    Objectives:    

    1. Learning Goal

    Graduates of this degree will be: Adept at identifying and analysing the thinking and developments of contemporary and emerging accounting and auditing issues.

    Learning objectives to achieve this goal

    On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

       1. Describe contemporary accounting issues as reflected in national and international accounting regulator activities and pronouncements
       2. Explain the key policy issues in auditing and assurance services
       3. Explain developments of contemporary accounting issues in relation to valuation, performance measurement and control systems, and corporate governance.

    2. Learning Goal

    Graduates of this degree will be: Capable of advanced critical and strategic thinking in relation to accounting and business analysis issues and problems.

    Learning objectives to achieve this goal

    On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

       1. Adapt strategic management accounting tools for different decision making environments
       2. Critically discuss the impact of IT on organisational change
       3. Analyse the impact of activity based cost systems on strategic resource management
       4. Analyse the role of and the impact of accounting in a variety of management decision settings.

    3. Learning Goal

    Graduates of this degree will be: Technical and analytical in their use of relevant decision making frameworks and empirical research evidence, in addressing specific accounting and business system problems.

    Learning objectives to achieve this goal

    On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

       1. Analyse and critique accounting literature and case studies
       2. Analyse issues in real world auditing and reporting settings
       3. Describe and evaluate common performance measures
       4. Critically evaluate the impact of accounting in contracting and agency settings.

    4. Learning Goal

    Graduates of this degree will be: Competent in identifying and critically evaluating accounting and business system issues emerging from strategic developments in practice and regulation.

    Learning objectives to achieve this goal

    On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

       1. Evaluate the effectiveness of budgeting practices in organisations
       2. Identify and critically evaluate emerging corporate reporting issues from regulation and practice
       3. Discuss strategic issues in relation to the management of resources.

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